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This Week in Comedy: 'Comedy Bang Bang' Returns and 'Drunk History' Premieres

-Comedy Bang Bang returns for Season 2 on IFC tonight. In honor of this, we interviewed Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts and ranked the 11 best characters and impersonations from the podcast that inspired the show.

-Speaking of Scott Aukerman, he made a solid Fox News debut.

-Arrested Development producer Brian Grazer says they're having conversations about a fifth season with Netflix.

-The first season of Comedy Central's Drunk History premiered, as did the second season of The [...]

Watch Aziz Ansari and Reggie Watts Make Beautiful Music Together

Here's the first episode of the new season of Reggie Makes Music, Reggie Watts's web series that's a tie-in with IFC's Comedy Bang Bang. Last season, we saw Watts collaborating with Jon Hamm, Michael Cera, and Amy Poehler, and here he is doing a duet about dating and veganism with Parks and Recreation's Aziz Ansari. (via Vulture)

Watch Reggie Watts's Shot-for-Shot Remake of a Rick Astley Music Video

Released as part of YouTube's Comedy Week, Reggie Watts made this video in which he recreated shot-for-shot the beginning of Rick Astley's 1987 music video for "Never Gonna Give You Up" (aka that Rickroll video). Check out the original below so that you can make a detailed list of inaccuracies and post it in the comments section:

Here Are Reggie Watts's First Two JASH Videos

JASH, a new YouTube channel featuring original content from Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim & Eric, and Reggie Watts launched earlier this month, and today, Reggie Watts debuted his first two videos for the channel. The first (above) is a music video for a song called "If You're Fucking, You're Fucking." The second (below) is the first episode of a web series called One Take, in which Watts makes a song based on four different YouTube comments each time. Get ready to have a regular dosage of soundboard musical comedy in your life.

Michael Cera and Sarah Silverman Doing a Live 'Comedy Bang Bang' Sunday to Launch New YouTube Channel

Michael Cera, Sarah Silverman, Tim & Eric, and Reggie Watts have teamed up to create content for a new YouTube channel called Jash, which is set to launch next week. The five comedians will be kicking things off by sitting down with Scott Aukerman for a live episode of Comedy Bang Bang at the South by Southwest festival, video of which will be streamed live this Sunday at 1pm EST/10am PST at this YouTube link. Feel free to just hang out on that blank YouTube page for the next 40 hours and wait.

Talking to Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts About 'Comedy Bang Bang' Season 2

One of the funniest new TV shows of last year, Comedy Bang Bang is returning for a second season this Friday on IFC. Even better, it's a super-sized 20-episode season that looks pretty action-packed based on the trailer (embedded below) and the couple of episodes I've gotten to see ahead of time. I had the chance to visit the Comedy Bang Bang set a few months ago while the gang was filming the opening scene of the new season, and I got to sit down with host Scott Aukerman and his faithful bandleader Reggie Watts during a lunch break to talk about what we can expect from Comedy Bang [...]

Reggie Watts to Star in a Comedy Central Pilot

Reggie Watts is playing a supporting role in a new pilot for Comedy Central. THR reports that the potential series is called Bad Advice from My Brother, and it's based on the blog of the same name by Jordan Pope Roush. The show follows a guy (played by newcomer Mike Castle) who moves in with his older brother (played by Miles Fisher, Final Destination 5), a womanizing Wall Street guy who often gives him bad advice. Watts, the bandleader on IFC's Comedy Bang Bang and a wildly talented musical comedian, is playing their neighbor, aptly named Reggie. Hopefully, this will continue a streak of him only playing characters with his [...]

Reggie Watts Has a New Web Series 'Life on the Road'

Here's the first episode of Reggie Watts's new JASH web series, Life on the Road, which documents him on tour. The first episode finds him performing with Police Academy sound SFX whiz Michael Winslow for a meeting of the weird noise-making minds.

Watch Above Average's New Web Series 'The Future with Emily Heller' and Guest Reggie Watts

Above Average, the YouTube channel from Lorne Michaels's company Broadway Video, just debuted a new web series today. It's called The Future and features stand-up Emily Heller giving psychic readings to comedians. Reggie Watts is the guest for the first episode, which was directed by The Lonely Island's Jorma Taccone and explores the subject of feline breast augmentation in-depth.

Watch Reggie Watts on 'Bill Nye the Science Guy' in 1998

Here's a newly-unearthed video of Reggie Watts (of Conan and Comedy Bang Bang fame) performing a parody song on the PBS/Disney kids show Bill Nye the Science Guy from 1998. At the time, Watts was a 25-year-old alternative musician in Seattle. Bill Nye was also filmed in Seattle and would typically use local musicians for the music videos that closed out each episode. This is Watts's earliest known TV credit and precedes anything on his IMDB by nearly a decade. He wouldn't begin performing solo until 2002. Thanks to Splitsider reader Victor Manuel for sending this in!

Season 2 of 'Comedy Bang Bang' Looks Pretty Nuts

Here's an action-packed, star-studded new trailer for season two of IFC's Comedy Bang Bang, which starts this Friday at 10 and looks like it will feature 100% more anthropomorphized ladders than season one.

Watch Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts in a Promo for 'Comedy Bang Bang' Season 2

Here's a new promo for the second season of IFC's Comedy Bang Bang, which premieres Friday, July 12th). In the promo, Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts drive around in a real cool van, which is what I assume they're doing 24/7 whenever they're not filming Comedy Bang Bang.

Highlights from Reggie Watts's Reddit AMA

Comedian/musician Reggie Watts is currently filming the second season of IFC's Comedy Bang Bang, and he just released two music videos for the new YouTube channel JASH, which he's collaborating on with Michael Cera, Sarah Silverman, and Tim & Eric. Watts sat down for a question-and-answer session on Reddit yesterday, and here are all the best bits and pieces from it:

On Comedy Bang Bang Season 2:

We're halfway through filming season 2 of Comedy Bang Bang. Scott is one of the smartest, funniest guys I know and it's a pleasure to work with him. We goof around and make bad puns to each other a lot.

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Watch the First Video from Sarah Silverman, Tim & Eric, Reggie Watts, and Michael Cera's YouTube Channel JASH

Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, and Reggie Watts have joined forces to form a comedy collective called JASH that will create content for a new YouTube channel, and here's the trailer for said channel. The JASH gang did a Reddit AMA and a live episode of Comedy Bang Bang yesterday from SXSW to promote the network. The first regular (non-trailer) video is set to launch April 8th. YouTube has been making a big push for original programming over the last couple years, and this is the biggest comedy move the site has made yet by pulling this group of well-known movie and TV stars together. Could [...]