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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 [...]

Scott Aukerman and Seth Meyers Talk 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' and 'Between Two Ferns'

On last night's Late Night, Meyers and fellow talk show host Scott Aukerman chatted about everything from Comedy Bang! Bang's rise from podcast to IFC show to what it was like directing President Obama in the hit Between Two Ferns episode earlier this year. Click through for the second clip from the interview.

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 [...]

Watch Patton Oswalt and Scott Aukerman Kindly Agree to Disagree

Here's a clip from Thursday's season premiere of Comedy Bang! Bang! where Scott Aukerman and guest star Patton Oswalt switch roles and launch into a new show-within-a-show Agree to Disagree with Patton Oswalt, totally proving that despite their many differences, their friendship is forever.

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.

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

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What’s on TV This Week: Loads of Comedians on Late Night

This week Chris Pratt takes to the late night circuit to promote Guardians of the Galaxy, which opens on Friday — he'll be appearing on both The Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Seth Meyers. Comedians Josh Wolf and Ron Funches, who frequent the Round Table on Chelsea Lately, will also be on late night this week. Other comedians to watch this week on late night include Scott Aukerman, Mike Birbiglia, Michelle Wolf, Aubrey Plaza, Paula Pell, Dana Carvey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Martin Lawrence.

Check out the week’s full comedy listings below:

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.

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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'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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.