COMEDY BANG! BANG!
Scott Aukerman’s Comedy Bang! Bang! is many things: A television show on IFC as well as a popular podcast with Scott and his funny friends. Comedy Bang! Bang! LIVE! features host Scott Aukerman and special guests doing a mix of live performance pieces, audience interaction, character drop-ins, a live podcast and improvisational games. Brand new Comedy Bang! Bang! Thursdays at 10:30 pm on IFC.
Tig Notaro was nominated for a Grammy Award for her sophomore comedy album LIVE. Louis CK is quoted as saying that it is one of the best stand-up performances he ever saw. Tig's project with Showtime, entitled, Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro, follows Tig as she performs in the actual homes, barns and cul-de-sacs of selected fans across the country.
Kyle Kinane is a comedian seen on Comedy Central and Conan, as well as peddling his wares in lands near and far. His mother is finally accepting his life choice. Also, farts.
For over twenty years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy for print, stage, radio and television. A legend in the stand-up community, he has appeared on Conan O’Brien more than any other comedian (a record 48 times and counting). His newest album, ‘This Has To Be Funny’ (Comedy Central Records), which was recorded live in Brooklyn, was named #1 Comedy Album of 2011 by LaughSpin.com and named in The AV Club’s Best Comedy Albums of 2011. Marc released his special, Thinky Pain, on Netflix in 2013.
His podcast “WTF with Marc Maron,” featuring compelling monologues and in-depth interviews with iconic personalities such as Conan O’Brien, Louis CK, Robin Williams, Anthony Bourdain, Judd Apatow and Ben Stiller, premiered in September 2009 and is a worldwide phenomenon averaging 2.5-3 million downloads each month. The show regularly hits #1 on the iTunes charts, was named the #1 Comedy Podcast by LA Weekly as well as The AV Club, and has been called a “must-listen” by Vanity Fair and New York Times, among many others.
Marc’s half hour scripted series MARON was picked up by IFC for a second season with new episodes on Thursdays at 10pm. Marc was included in TIME Magazine’s 100 short list of the Most Influential People 2012. He was nominated for two Comedy Central 2012 Comedy Awards: Best Comedy Podcast and Best Comedy App.
“The Charlie Rose of comedy podcasts” – The National Post
“One of the darkest, funniest, most influential figures in comedy today” – Rolling Stone
Opening for Tig Notaro & Kyle Kinane
Opening for Marc Maron
Mike Lebovitz began his comedy career at the age of six with clowning classes at the local JCC. He's been delighting and confounding audiences ever since with his off-beat yet accessible (!) brand of humor. His diverse background in acting, directing, writing and improv allows Mike to draw on range of disciplines in constructing his act, which uses subversive turns of phrase and outlandish viewpoints to highlight the inherent absurdity of being. That's the fancy way of saying it; mostly he just makes funny faces at the audience. In fact, it's been said that Lebo has the best eye-work in the business. But a lot of things have been said, so who knows...
Originally from the UK, Adam Burke began performing stand-up after writing a piece on comedy for a Chicago magazine. Before long, Burke became a fixture at Midwestern shows and showcases. His absurdist, verbose comedy is long on metaphor and analogy and short on common sense. He has appeared on Doug Loves Movies, The Benson Interruption, the Bob and Tom show, WGN 720 AM radio, Put Your Hands Together, and many more podcasts and shows. Adam has appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland OR, as part of the Just for Laughs Chicago festival for four years running, and at the local stage of Funny Or Die's Oddball Comedy Festival. In addition, he has opened for a wide variety of comedians including Marc Maron, Jeff Ross, Hari Kondabolu, Maria Bamford, Hannibal Buress, and many more. Burke released his debut album Universal Squirrel Theory on A Special Thing Records in 2012.