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Watch Scott Aukerman and Paul F. Tompkins Have a Chat on 'Speakeasy'

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's web chat show Speakeasy, with guest Scott Aukerman, host of Comedy Bang! Bang! and, like Tompkins, a former writer for Mr. Show. It's fun to see these two talk with Tompkins out of character, after having heard/seen him hilariously play so many people that aren't himself on Comedy Bang! Bang! and it results in a conversation that's just as funny as any time these two are in the same room together.

IFC Renews 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' and 'The Birthday Boys'

IFC announced today that they've renewed both Comedy Bang! Bang! and The Birthday Boys for another season. The network has given an order for an expanded fourth season of Comedy Bang! Bang!, featuring a whopping 40 episodes expected to premiere in 2015. Season two of The Birthday Boys will consist of 10 episodes and premiere in late 2014.

Here are a couple clips from the most recent season of each show to get you prepped for all the new episodes:

'Comedy Bang Bang' Makes Its Ads as Funny as the Rest of the Show

"The native ads on Comedy Bang Bang reward savvy viewers for watching Mad Men, and not clicking on banner ads, by being up-front about what they're doing–and doing it in a style that's just as weird and meta as the rest of the show."

- Fast Compnay's Co.Create has a look at how IFC's Comedy Bang Bang has integrated product placement while making a joke about product placement, with their excellent Volkswagen and Cheez-It spots.

Scott Aukerman Is the Best Person to Hang Out with At Comic Con

The panel went well, he reports: “The audience questions ranged from super-nerdy to one woman who didn’t appear to know what comedy was. She asked, ‘How do you start a comedy project?’” Aukerman and his panelists told her that “most projects start out as neutral, and by the end, you know whether it’s a comedy project or a drama project.” - NY Magazine hung out with Comedy Bang! Bang! host Scott Aukerman at the recent New York Comic Con, where he confessed his comic book indulgence and made fun of break dancers. It's worth reading to find out how he's like both Italian Renaissance sculptor Donatello and Mister Rogers.

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Tom Hanks Does His Second Podcast

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

The Dana Gould Hour – "I Shouldn't Laugh"

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This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Patton Oswalt, Lauren Lapkus, and Will Hines Do 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

Comedy Bang! Bang! – Patton Oswalt, Lauren Lapkus, Will Hines

ZOE: For everyone who missed [...]

Jon Daly's Red Hot Chili Peppers Super Bowl Prank Is a Thing of Beauty

If you head over to RHCP2014.com, you'll be treated to a stream of the new song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who are performing at the halftime show of the Super Bowl on Sunday. Or at least that's what you'd think you were listening to if you were unfamiliar with Jon Daly and Zach Galafianakis's Pepper Men RHCP fan club from Comedy Bang! Bang! The song is called "Abracadabralifornia", and it sounds so much like an actual Chili Peppers song that it's kind of uncanny. Daly sang an early version of the song on CBB last March (skip to 24:45 to hear it), but this [...]

Pee-wee Herman Returns to TV for 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'s Halloween Episode Tonight

Paul Reubens hasn't played Pee-wee Herman on TV since his Pee-wee Herman Broadway show premiered on HBO two years ago, but tonight, Pee-wee's back as the guest on Comedy Bang! Bang!'s Halloween episode on IFC. IFC put out a couple clips of Pee-wee's return to TV. The first one's above; the second is below:

Watch Rainn Wilson Sing 'The Office' Theme Song's New Lyrics on 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

IFC's Comedy Bang! Bang! returns with new episodes this Friday at 10. Here's an exclusive clip from the first episode back, in which Reggie Watts plays The Office's theme song while Rainn Wilson sings the never-before-heard lyrics.

'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Has the Most Amazingly Star-Studded Crew

Comedy Bang! Bang! returns again next week with the second half of its season, and host Scott Aukerman thought it was about time we got to meet some of the show's inimitable celebrity crew. Sometimes, show business really is glamorous.

Fred Armisen, Lizzy Caplan, Bob Odenkirk, and More to Appear on Season 3 of 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

The new season of IFC's Comedy Bang! Bang! is still a little over a month away, but A.V. Club has released an enormous list of guest stars slated to appear over the 20-episode season. Because all of these guests sound equally amazing, here they are all squeezed into one paragraph together:

Fred Armisen, Alison Brie, Lizzy Caplan, Josh Groban, Bob Odenkirk, Nick Offerman, Patton Oswalt, Craig Robinson, Zach Galifianakis, Paul F. Tompkins, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Vanessa Bayer, Paul Brittain, Jenna Fischer, Tony Hawk, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon, Adam Pally, Tim Robinson, Paul Scheer, Ben Schwartz, Lynne Marie Stewart, Dave Thomas, James Adomian, Jason Alexander, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, David [...]

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: 'Never Not Funny' Joins the Earwolf Network

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

Never Not Funny Scott Aukerman

ROB: If your reaction to Jimmy Pardo’s Never Not Funny raising a [...]

Talking to Lauren Lapkus About 'Comedy Bang! Bang!', Improv, and 'Orange Is the New Black'

Lauren Lapkus may not yet be a household name in the world of comedy, but she is fast on her way to becoming one. Lapkus, an improv performer since her high school days, has accumulated an impressive list of achievements over the past three years: appearing in a sketch with Ryan Reynolds on Jimmy Kimmel Live; starring with Laura Prepon on the NBC sitcom, Are You There, Chelsea?; and, most recently, acting in the supporting role of correctional officer Susan Fischer on the Netflix hit Orange Is the New Black.

However, any comedy nerd immediately recognizes Lapkus from some of her memorable appearances on the podcast Comedy Bang! Bang!, where [...]

IFC Renews 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' For a Third Season

IFC has renewed podcast-turned-surreal talk show Comedy Bang! Bang! for a third season, host Scott Aukerman announced over the weekend. The news was first made public at New York Comic Con, and was confirmed on today's episode of the podcast with guests Bob Odenkirk and The Birthday Boys. Like the second season, the show's third year will feature 20 episodes, split into two 10-episode chunks.

It's not an enormous surprise, since the TV production arm of Aukerman's Earwolf empire is set to produce The Embassy for IFC, which will star James Adomian. The cable network has a first-look deal with Earwolf Productions, and Earwolf will continue to develop [...]