November 1, 2017

Todd Barry Returns to Late Night- Where He Made His Television Debut

Todd Barry returned to Late Night – the show where he made his television debut at the age of 18 in a viewer mail segment with […]
September 30, 2017

2017 Top Comic Named at JFL42 in Toronto! Meet Gavin Matts!

Thursday night, SiriusXM hosted their annual Top Comic competition. The culmination of a half year long search for Canada’s funniest ended with Gavin Matts taking home […]
September 23, 2017

Todd Barry Tees Up Advice for SiriusXM Top Comic Hopefuls at JFL42

Once again, SiriusXM will be hosting its Top Comic competition during JFL42, and Todd Barry is excited to be a part of it as the event’s […]
March 15, 2017

Todd Barry Hurts Stephen Colbert’s Feelings Over a Baked Potato

Tuesday night on the Late Show, Todd Barry braved the Blizzard of 2017 to hang out with Stephen Colbert to talk about his new book, Thank […]
January 30, 2017

Roast Battle’s Cinderella Story: New Champion, Frank Castillo, is a Comedy Store Doorman

It was a Cinderella story in all the best ways. Frank Castillo, a comic who works as a doorman at the world-famous Comedy Store beat out […]
January 29, 2017

Roast Battle Finalists Will Throw Down Tonight, LIVE. What You Need to Know About the Final Four

  Tonight’s live Comedy Central Roast Battle II is the culmination of a month of roasty TV, and about six months of preparation by the combatants. […]
January 18, 2017

‘Roast Battle’ Return to Feature Kurt Metzger, Todd Barry, Evan Williams, Zac Amico and More

It’s January, which means it’s almost time for the return of Jeff Ross Presents: Roast Battle! Season Two, which is going by the name Roast Battle […]
December 1, 2016

Todd Barry Finishes Work on New Book

  Veteran comic Todd Barry has just finished work on his upcoming book, Thank You for Coming to Hattiesburg: One Comedian’s Tour of Not-Quite-the-Biggest Cities in […]
September 16, 2016

Why So Many Comics and Fans Are Excited About JFL42, Toronto’s Just For Laughs Festival

If you think Just for Laughs is only about Montreal, think you’re missing at least half the story. We’re less than a week away from JFL42 […]
August 3, 2016

Michael Ian Black Pits Comic Against Comic to Debate the Most Unimportant Issues of Our Time

For those of you who didn’t grab tickets to the tapings on 106 and Park back in May, this is your first chance to get a […]
June 27, 2016

Del Close Marathon Brings Celebs To New York, T.J. Miller in Town Filming Crashing and More News From NYC This Week

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening […]
June 1, 2016

Just For Laughs Montreal Adds More Big Names! Carrie Fisher, Sarah Silverman and more!

The Just For Laughs Festival continues to roll out the biggest names in comedy.
May 6, 2016

Your Favorite Comics Will Debate Inane Issues on Michael Ian Black’s Debate Wars

NBCUniversal announced today that they will continue to expand the programming for their comedy streaming service, Seeso, with the addition of their new show,
February 29, 2016

Comedians React To Chris Rock’s Oscar Monologue

Last night while the world was watching the 88th Annual Academy Awards, we had our eye on what comedians thought of the ceremony and Chris Rock's monologue in particular.
February 15, 2016

Keith Robinson Recovering After a Stroke, Plus News From Adam Ray, Mark Normand, Seaton Smith and Joe Machi

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York. This week Jeffrey covered the scene at Gotham Comedy Club, The Stand, and The New York Comedy Cellar.
February 5, 2016

The Funniest People on the Planet Make The Funniest Predictions in the Universe for Football’s Biggest Game of the Year: 2016 Edition

We are once again teaming up with the Bennington Show for Super Bowl Sunday to guarantee we are delivering the best comedy coverage of the biggest football game of the year. As part of that excitement, 29 of the funniest comedians on the planet made 28 of the funniest predictions in the Universe for the biggest sporting event in the United States, which we may or may not be able to refer to as (dun-dun dunnnnn) The Super Bowl. You can hear them on Bennington, or you can read and listen to them right here on The IBang. Let us know in the comments who you are picking and what score you are forseeing. Good luck, and as long as the Coconuts don't win, it will all be good.
January 5, 2016

Does Size Matter in Comedy? What Makes a Great Comedy Room

Any time you hang out with a group of comedians, they will inevitably start talking about which rooms they love. The mere mention of a beloved performance space will make the most sardonic of headliners light up and earnestly exclaim “that is a GREAT room, I love playing there” What makes these rooms so great?
November 29, 2015

SF Sketchfest Killer Lineup Includes Tribute to Waiting For Guffman

Tickets are on sale now for the legendary San Francisco Sketchfest which includes plenty of sketch and much much more. This year's events has more highlights than lowlights and an impossibly long list of too cool events but none more exciting than the "Waiting for Guffman" Reunion and screening with Bob Balaban, Christopher Guest, Parker Pose and Fred Willard.
November 9, 2015

Amy Schumer Produces Comedy Special for Rachel Feinstein, Tracy Morgan Drop in at The Stand, and More News From the NY Comedy Clubs

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York. This week, Jeffrey stopped at The Stand, The Village Underground, Bravo TV and more! Also Jeffrey is going up this week at Broadway Comedy Club for his first headlining gig ever! Scroll down for details and please join us to support comedy's biggest supporter this Thursday!
November 5, 2015

Aziz Ansari’s Dad is Hooked on Acting

Aziz Ansari is hitting it all over the place. Best selling book, selling out stand up shows all over the place, and now he's got a new series out on Netflix that is getting rave reviews all over the place.
August 12, 2015

Famous Comedians Handle Hecklers

Comedy fans at digg.com put together this compilation of some of our most famous comics putting down hecklers.
July 28, 2015

Fun Fun Fun Fest Will Feature Tig Notaro, Todd Barry, Twerking, Air Sex and More

For those looking for something different this year in the festival circuit, the Fun Fun Fun Fest is celebrating their 10th Anniversary in Austin and in addition to a huge music line up for the fest, they've also got big plans for their comedy stage.
July 8, 2015

Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival Returns With Attell, Oakerson, Pharoah, Norton, Che and More!

Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival is back! Get excited to see some giant comedy stars in this traveling festival
May 29, 2015

Amazing Video: Letterman Answers Viewer Mail From 18-Year-Old Todd Barry

In 1982, Late Night with David Letterman premiered on NBC. The same year, Todd Barry was an 18-year-old kid living in Florida, watching Late Night, and practicing his Paul Shaffer impression.
May 20, 2015

The Letterman Effect: 15 Comedians Talk About What Performing on Letterman Meant to Them

We spoke to 15 comedians who were invited to perform on Letterman's show and asked them what it was like, what it meant to their careers, and what they think Letterman's legacy will be
May 18, 2015

Inside New York’s Bar Shows, an Interview With Lake Bell, Plus News From Michael Kosta and More

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York. This week, Jeffrey reports from some of the smaller shows around the city in addition to hitting up The Stand and, Gotham Comedy.
April 26, 2015

Heavy Hitters Pack Dr. Katz Live at Moontower as Maron, Pepitone, Phillips, Irrera and Barry Get on the Couch

Dr Katz Live at Moontower Comedy Festival was equally cool, bringing the therapy session segments - part improv game, part late night talk show appearance, part actual therapy - to Austin, minus the Squigglevision. It was also an easy way to catch a bunch of heavy hitters all on one show.