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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.

Tonight's 'Comedy Bang Bang' Features Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, Weird Al, Will Forte, and Tim Meadows

Most episodes of Scott Aukerman's IFC series Comedy Bang Bang are chock-full of big-time comedy types, but tonight's episode (airing at 10pm) is an especially exciting one for comedy nerds. Bob Odenkirk and David Cross both appear in the episode, the beloved Mr. Show duo's first time on TV together since a 2008 installment of Tim and Eric. Cross is the guest for the entire Bang Bang episode and Odenkirk only pops up for a short bit, but it's still pretty cool to see these guys on TV together again. In addition to Bob and David, Weird Al and SNL alums Tim Meadows and Will Forte also guest in the [...]

'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Finished? No. Actually Starting Season 2

Bless the ones with the death wishes, the ones that don't bother to try to make the familiar and well-established beats as funny or funnier than their predecessors or contemporaries because they are too busy traversing hidden paths to jokes. Chris Onstad's Achewood was/is the online comic that comes to mind with that mentality and sensibility of comedy writing – only attainable through years of effort and a natural and willingly obtuse way of thinking – and Achewood is the online comic that comes to mind when we talk about the greats of that medium. Monty Python's Flying Circus, The State, and Mr. Show are sketch comedies that will [...]

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 [...]

Tom Lennon Is the Phantom of the 'Comedy Bang Bang' Set

IFC's Comedy Bang Bang is set to air its musical episode this week. Here's a clip from it, featuring Tom Lennon as the Phantom of the Comedy Bang Bang set, kidnapping Scott Aukerman's guest, Casey Wilson, who joins in on his song with some melodic screaming.

Watch David Cross and Bob Odenkirk Reunite on 'Comedy Bang Bang'

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 [...]

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 [...]

Scott Aukerman to Launch a 'Comedy Bang Bang' Live Tour with The Birthday Boys as His Opening Act

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 [...]

Watch All of Scott Aukerman's 'Hot Saucerman' Intros from 'Comedy Bang Bang

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.