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Watch Patton Oswalt in the First Clip from 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Season 3

Here's the first clip IFC has released from the third season of Comedy Bang! Bang!, which premieres on Friday, May 8th. It's part of an interview in which Scott Aukerman and Star Wars enthusiast Patton Oswalt discuss J.J. Abrams's new Star Wars movie, which sounds like it'll be right up the fans' alley.

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Scott Aukerman and Adam Scott Debut 'U Talkin' U2 To Me?'

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.

U Talkin' U2 To Me? – From Boy to Under a Blood Red Sky

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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:

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 [...]

IFC and Earwolf Are Developing A New TV Show Starring James Adomian as Multiple Characters

In addition to announcing a Garfunkel and Oates TV series this morning, IFC also released info on a new TV project co-created by and starring James Adomian, produced by the new TV wing of Scott Aukerman and Jeff Ullrich's podcast network Earwolf. Called The Embassy, the potential series is being written by Adomian and Aukerman and it's set in the Washington, D.C. embassy of a fictional country called Costa Verde, following a hacktivist who's trying to be granted asylum. Adomian, who's best known for his excellent character work on Aukerman's podcast Comedy Bang Bang, Childrens Hospital, and his IFC web show Maron in Space, will play multiple characters [...]

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.

Adam Scott and Scott Aukerman Are Launching a U2-Themed Podcast Next Week

Adam Scott and Scott Aukerman have combined their love for U2 into the ultimate superfan Adam Scott Aukerman and are launching a new U2-themed podcast on Earwolf. The podcast, called U Talkin' U2 To Me?, will see Scott and Aukerman discussing all things U2 in correlation with the band's newest album due out this summer. The show will be released every Wednesday beginning next week, but you can listen to a nearly two-minute preview over on the Earwolf website now, in which Adam Scott tells the tale of going to the 1983 US Festival at just 10 years old and meeting Steve Wozniak, who Scott insists was "pretty [...]

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.

'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.

Watch Casey Wilson Get Nabbed By the Phantom of 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

Inspired by the work of regular Andrew Lloyd Weber, Comedy Bang Bang! is airing its first all-musical episode on IFC tonight. Here, guest Casey Wilson is whisked away from Scott Aukerman by the ruthless Phantom of CBB, who wants her for his own talk show.

Scott Aukerman Hopes 'Between Two Ferns' Will Become a Presidential Campaign Trail Stop

"Other presidents had done Letterman, SNL, but this is the first sitting president to do a viral video, and people on the left and right are talking about it. Yeah, I would love it if Between Two Ferns became a stop on the campaign trail in a couple of years."

- Between Two Ferns co-creator/director Scott Aukerman in an interview with Slate in the wake of President Obama's now famous guest appearance on the web series.

Listen to Scott Aukerman, David Wain, Tom Scharpling, and More Cover 'The Super Bowl Shuffle'

Radio host Sean Cannon assembled an all-star team of celebrities to record a new version of sports novelty song "The Super Bowl Shuffle" for the charity Reading Is Fundamental. The cover track features comedians Scott Aukerman, David Wain, Tom Scharpling, Kyle Kinane, and Dave Hill, and non-comedy people Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Tim Harrington (Les Savy Fav), Honus Honus (Man Man), John Roderick (The Long Winters), pro wrestler Colt Cabana, and internet celebrity cat Lil Bub.

Listen to the new version of "Super Bowl Shuffle" 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.

Talking to Scott Aukerman and Jeff Ullrich About Earwolf's New TV Production Arm

Big news in the comedy world went down yesterday when cable network IFC announced that they have a new first-look deal with the comedy podcast network Earwolf, host to popular shows like How Did This Get Made?, Sklarbro CountryWho Charted?, and Comedy Bang Bang, which has already served as the basis for the popular IFC show of the same name. Earwolf's first TV project is a show they're developing at IFC called The Embassy that stars Comedy Bang Bang fan favorite James Adomian (who'll be playing multiple roles) as a hacktivist seeking asylum in the Washington, D.C. embassy of a fictional country called Costa Verde.

I talked to Earwolf [...]