Ian Abramson’s stand-up is a mix of precise wordplay, longer emotionally absurd
jokes, and larger conceptual pieces. In 2014 Chicago Magazine named Ian “Best
Experimental Comedian” and also listed him in a separate article as one of the
“16 Comedians You Should See This Fall.” In 2015 Ian was LA Weekly’s Best
Up-and-Coming Comedian and a New Face for the world renowned Just For
Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada.
Ian is a regular contributor to The Onion and the creator and host of the buzzedabout
Comedy Central digital show 7 Minutes in Purgatory where comedians
perform to a camera in one room while the audience watches in another room.
He was also a creative consultant for the Funny or Die/go90 digital series Our
Fascinating Planet starring Demetri Martin. Ian has appeared on SeeSo’s The
Comedy Show Show, Hulu’s Coming to the Stage and in the Spring of 2017, Ian
made his television stand-up debut on Conan. He has performed at the
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Pemberton Music Festival in Canada, SXSW
and Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin, New York Comedy Festival, San
Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, The Onion/A.V.
Club festival in Chicago and Funny or Die’s Oddball Festival. He also hosts a
recurring show at Chicago’s Virgin Hotel called BellHop that features the best upand-coming
comedy talent in the city. You can also catch his local show Modern
Vaudeville at they Lyric-Hyperion Theatre in Silverlake. Recent TV credits include
appearances on History Channel’s Join or Die and on ABC’s The Middle.