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Take a Trip Through the Life of Reggie Watts with Matt Besser and The Vandals

Here's a clip from this week's episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! that runs through the many wacky moments of Reggie Watts's life set perfectly to the ska tunes of Matt Besser and The Vandals. Poor Reggie just can't catch a break.

Watch Pre-Premiere Episodes of IFC's 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' and 'The Birthday Boys'

Ahead of the season premieres of Comedy Bang! Bang! and The Birthday Boys next week, IFC has released special pre-premiere episodes of each show to get you excited. Check out the Birthday Boys' lady-themed episode above featuring appearances by Lennon Parham, June Diane Raphael, Casey Wilson, Ellie Kemper, Garfunkel and Oates, and more, then watch Comedy Bang! Bang! with guest Steven Yeun, Horatio Sanz, and a bunch of puppies below:

Nathan Fielder Tells Scott Aukerman About His Nude Instagram Pictures

"It was just a silly thing at first. I thought it would be funny to have the reflection, but then as it went on it became this challenge. It's very hard to get the reflection perfect, so it was less about the dick and it was more just to see different ways to get a reflection, and everyone around the office started to participate and tried to figure out ideas … I see it as a definite comment, and I'm definitely commenting on a lot of nuances about our society as a whole, but also specific aspects of our society in general."

- Nathan Fielder gets philosophical while explaining his [...]

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Jenny Slate, Merrill Garbus, and Jon Daly Visit '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. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

Comedy Bang! Bang! – Jenny Slate, Merrill Gabrus, Jon Daly

LEIGH: How lucky are we that Jenny Slate seems to be everywhere these days promoting [...]

Inside the Surreal, Absurd World of ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’ with Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts

IFC's Comedy Bang! Bang! returned to the airwaves last week, with a 20-episode third season that's set to feature appearances from a whole ton of famous people, including Fred Armisen, Alison Brie, Bob Odenkirk, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Craig Robinson, and tons more. Comedy Bang! Bang! earned a massive renewal for a fourth season earlier this year, before its third season even premiered, with IFC ordering a whopping 40 episodes for next season.

I recently visited the set of Comedy Bang! Bang! to chat with host Scott Aukerman and bandleader Reggie Watts about season three, why every episode of the show has a snake on it now, and [...]

Scott Aukerman and the Evolution of 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

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!' Returns to IFC on October 17th with Tons of Guest Stars

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, [...]

Are Men Funny? Lizzy Caplan, Scott Aukerman, and Reggie Watts Investigate

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?

Scott Aukerman Calls for Separate Emmy Categories for Late Night and Sketch Shows, and He's Absolutely Right

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 PeelePortlandiaKroll ShowInside Amy Schumer and, yes, my show Comedy [...]

Splitsider's Summer Comedy Preview: TV

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:

Ellie Kemper Tries to Break Out of a Future Prison on 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

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This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Nathan Fielder Returns to '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. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

Comedy Bang! Bang!Nathan Fielder, Joe Wengert, James Adomian

JOSH: Nathan Fielder made his triumphant return to Comedy Bang! Bang! this week and finally answered the [...]

Kyle Mooney Plays Overworked 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Intern Monty

SNL's Kyle Mooney showed up on Comedy Bang! Bang! recently as the show's intern Monty, and Aukerman made him report live from a scene of earthquake destruction while also demanding he make silly butt jokes at his own expense.

Scott Aukerman Goes Head-to-Head with Fred Armisen in 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'s 'Late Shift' Parody

Here's a clip from tomorrow's new episode of Comedy Bang! Bang!, which features Scott Aukerman in a battle with Fred Armisen to become the new host of historic talk show TV at Nite in a parody of The Late Shift, complete with Aukerman hiding in a closet to eavesdrop in a network meeting a la Jay Leno.