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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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: