The critically acclaimed Comedy Bang! Bang! returns to television this Friday. Creator, executive producer and host Scott Aukerman, continues to prove this talk show is more than just an interview. Aukerman questions celebrity guests accompanied by bandleader Reggie Watts; packed with sketches, character cameos and story interwoven, the show riffs in a surreal world.
He is the co-creator, producer and director (and recent Emmy winner) of Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, co-creator of the podcasting network Earwolf and creator/host of the weekly Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast.
I spoke to Scott while he was in New York City about finally getting celebrities on the show, cultivating new talent and of [...]
Comedy Bang! Bang! is coming back to television next month. IFC announced today that Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts return for the 10-episode second half of CBB's third season on Friday, October 17th at 11:00pm followed by the premiere of The Birthday Boys' second season. Here's some of the guests slated to appear on this round of Comedy Bang! Bang!:
James Adomian, Eric Andre, Dane Cook, Rob Corddry, Andy Daly, Jon Daly, Chris Hardwick, Ellie Kemper, Lauren Lapkus, Bobby Moynihan, Horatio Sanz, Kevin Smith, Amber Tamblyn, Steven Yeun, Ronnie Adrian, Matt Besser, Ben Blacker, Neil Campbell, Whitney Cummings, Rhys Darby, Erinn Hayes, Anthony Jeselnik, Jay Johnston, Jaime King, [...]
Here's a clip from Comedy Bang! Bang! in which Scott, Reggie, and guest Lizzy Caplan tackle the age-old question: Can men be funny, or they destined to forever be unsuccessful in comedy due to their own biological limitations?
Comedy Bang! Bang! host Scott Aukerman wrote a piece for The Hollywood Reporter today about how ridiculous it is that all the great sketch and late night talk shows on TV compete for one category at the Emmys. Aukerman proposes splitting the Outstanding Variety Category into "variety/talk program" and "sketch/alternative program." Here's a bit of what he had to say:
"In August, either The Daily Show or The Colbert Report will win the Emmy for outstanding variety series — and America will yawn. Probably because the ceremony is heading into the four-hour mark at that point. But also because, once again, smaller alternative-comedy sketch shows (Key and Peele, Portlandia, Kroll Show, Inside Amy Schumer and, yes, my show Comedy [...]
Summer is typically an unusual season in the TV world, as all the broadcast series go on hiatus, cable networks air some cool stuff, and, as of late, the major networks do some weird experimental stuff that mostly doesn't end up working. This summer is no different, with cable favorites like Nathan For You, Louie (currently airing), and Comedy Bang! Bang! returning while NBC is bringing back Last Comic Standing and experimenting with a couple international comedies and Fox is debuting an improvised game show.
Check out our guide to the new and returning TV comedies set to debut throughout the next few months: