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 [...]
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 [...]
IFC announced today that Scott Aukerman is set to embark on a Comedy Bang Bang tour with Paul F. Tompkins as his special guest and sketch group The Birthday Boys as his opening act. Other guests will also be appearing. The multi-city, two-week tour, called Comedy Bang! Bang! LIVE, kicks off in LA on September 28th and hits tons of big cities after that. The tour is in promotion of the back half of Comedy Bang Bang's current season, which kicks off in October along with IFC's new sketch show from The Birthday Boys. A portion of each show from the tour will be recorded and released as a [...]
Comedy Bang Bang host Scott Aukerman opens each episode of the show with a silly fake name that sounds like his name, and IFC made a supercut of every single one of them. Obviously, the best one is "Flop Chonkenton," and that's not open for debate so please don't sound off in the comments.
The AV Club asked Comedy Bang Bang's Scott Aukerman to create his own 24-hour comedy marathon made up of his favorite movies and shows, and the piece is worth checking out for the basic list itself and to hear Aukerman talk at length about the comedies that inspired him. From standard fare like Caddyshack and The Naked Gun to cult hits like MacGruber and Dave Foley's The Wrong Guy, it's a solid roster of movies that every comedy fan should see.