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Scott Aukerman Is Ending the 'Comedy Bang Bang' Live Show in December

After ten years, Scott Aukerman announced via Twitter he's ending his influential Los Angeles standup show Comedy Bang! Bang! next month. Aukerman started the standup showcase under the name Comedy Death-Ray at M Bar in Hollywood in 2002 before moving it to the then-new Los Angeles branch of the UCB Theatre in 2005. The Tuesday night show has been a linchpin of the local standup scene since it began and helped define "alternative comedy" in an era in which that term actually meant something, giving an early boost to a whole generation of now-famous standups. The live show spawned a popular podcast and IFC TV series of the name [...]

Scott Aukerman Interviews Judd Apatow and Paul Feig for IFC

As part of its series of interstitial interviews to compliment its 10-11:30pm programming blocks of cult comedies, IFC has set up interviews between Comedy Death-Ray's Scott Aukerman and Freaks and Geeks creators Judd Apatow and Paul Feig. Annoyingly, these are being doled out in one-minute increments between shows, and no full-length program is planned to show them. Fair enough, I guess. A web-only clip is above, and here's the schedule for the airing of the interviews:

Jan. 31-Feb. 1: Feig and Apatow, Feb. 2: Apatow Feb. 7: Feig, Feb. 8: Feig and Apatow, Feb. 9: Apatow Feb. 14: Feig, Feb. 15: Feig and Apatow, Feb. 16: Apatow

Talking to Scott Aukerman About the 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' TV Show and His Career That Prepared Him For It

When talking with Scott Aukerman, he referred to himself as "America’s least likely television star." It was a joke but one rooted in a certain truth. In a different time, Scott is not someone who would've gotten to star in his on television show – who would've had his face plastered on billboards in Times Square. He would've been another respected working comedy writer that only the most obsessive nerds would know by name. But thankfully Scott was able to work in Hollywood in a time that allowed him to slowly develop a brand and a comedic voice that is distinctly his own.

From working on Mr. Show to [...]

Comedy Death-Ray Comes to IFC Between Classic Comedies

Beloved podcast Comedy Death-Ray has made a transition to TV, with host Scott Aukerman doing interviews with various comedy-types such as Sarah Silverman and Andy Dick between airings of classic cult comedies such as The Larry Sanders Show, Undeclared and Arrested Development on IFC. Look for the Aukermaned-up programming blocks Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 10-11:30. Above, Andy Dick gets teased for claiming to have turned down a role on Arrested Development.

Talking About the Comedy Podcast Explosion with Earwolf's Scott Aukerman and Jeff Ullrich

These days, it seems like every comedian out there has their own podcast. Through the melee for listeners’ ears, the founders of the Earwolf network, Scott Aukerman and Jeff Ullrich, have emerged as the one’s leading the charge to progress the art form.

After getting his start at Mr. Show, Scott’s credits include co-creating both the deservedly lauded Between Two Ferns and the renowned alt-comedy showcase Comedy Death-Ray (CDR), which in 2009 he built upon to create Comedy Death-Ray Radio. In 2010, Jeff, a former finance-guy and business manager, came to Scott with a vision, and together they started the Earwolf Network with CDR Radio as the cornerstone.

In [...]

A Fairly Comprehensive Guide to Comedy Podcasts

UPDATE: Come check out the newer, much-expanded version of this guide: A Seriously Comprehensive Guide to Comedy Podcasts. It's this guide, plus tens more podcasts with in-depth reviews!

With the recent explosion in podcasts, it seems we are in the midst of a new comedic golden age. The distance between performers and fans has never been smaller, and more and more comics are taking advantage by increasing their output, like an army of Lil Waynes armed to the teeth with mixtapes. The market is now saturated with comedy podcasts containing trace elements of late night talk show, sketch fest, improv exercise, intimate stand-up session, and backroom history lesson [...]