Paul F. Tompkins has perfected plenty of iconic impressions on Scott Aukerman’s Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast and his own Pod F. Tompkast. But chief among them is his gonzo take on Garry Marshall. The famed director and TV creator died this week, and Tompkins has penned a loving tribute to Mr. Show More Summary
Garry Marshall had a long, rich and varied career. Television, film, and almost single-handedly igniting the careers of our biggest stars. We have a lot to thank him for, that wonderful man. I could do a list of my favorite...
Somewhere between singing non-stop songs during guest appearances on Comedy Bang! Bang! and popping up in movies with other comedians, Ben Schwartz is taking on a new project: co-writing an illustrated guide-to-dating for millennials. Entertainment Weekly reports that the actor is teaming up with his friend, television writer Laura Moses, ... More »
IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! unleashed its hundredth episode last night, with host and creator Koosh Rubberstrand sitting down with Zach Galifianakis to herald the TV milestone. Nestled deep in the world of talk-show parody, Soccermom’sShow More Summary
This Friday night, IFC airs “Zach Galifianakis Wears Rolled Khakis And Shoes With Brown Laces,” the 100th episode of its absurdist quasi-talk show Comedy Bang! Bang! This is quite an impressive accomplishment for any series, let alone one so stubbornly odd and opaque as this one. Show More Summary
All your ear friends — which is what the cool kids call podcast hosts, trust us — are getting together this fall. Marc Maron (of WTF With Marc Maron), Scott Aukerman (of Comedy Bang! Bang!), Lauren Lapkus (of With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus), and Paul Scheer (of How Did This Get Made) are headlining the Now Hear ... More »
Why is “Weird Al” Yankovic creeping around the Comedy Bang! Bang! set with an airhorn? Because Nathan Fielder, known for the deadest of deadpans, is the first guest on “Nathan Fielder Wears A Blue And Grey Flannel And Jeans,” and Scott’s determined to get a rise out of him. Show More Summary
You know what’s lame? Selling out. You know what’s cool? The bohemian, starving artist lifestyle. Or at least the rose-colored glasses that come along after experiencing that type of thing. In fact, rose-colored glasses and nostalgia in general are pretty great. Show More Summary
"The sense of fun is something we try to communicate to the audience every single podcast and every single television episode," Aukerman says.
When a visit to the History Of Television exhibit has Scott Aukerman pining for a more prominent place in talk-show history, it’s just a matter of time (you get it) before something magical makes it so. And so it is! The museum guard (Fred Willard) who overhears him isn’t a guard at all. Show More Summary
Comedy Bang! Bang! and Orphan Black are obviously two shows that don’t have a lot in common—other than being Emmy eligible, that is—but the bridge between the two has ended up being shorter than one would assume. Orphan Black stars/Comedy...Show More Summary
Fans of Weird Al Yankovic are smelling nirvana: Not only is the parody-making cult favorite-turned chart-topping Comedy Bang Bang bandleader currently on a worldwide tour, but he also announced that he’s releasing a 15-album compilation, Squeeze Box, next year. The box set, designed to look like a replica of Yankovic’s ... More »
“Weird Al” Yankovic just started his new gig as bandleader of “Comedy Bang! Bang!” and is currently in the middle of a massive world tour. Next year, Al will release Squeeze Box. It's a box set featuring 15 of Yankovic's albums ranging from his 1983 self-titled debut to 2013's Mandatory Fun. The albums will be available on vinyl, CD, and digitally. Show More Summary
The cast and crew of Comedy Bang! Bang! go a little mad (we all go a little mad sometimes) creating “Tegan And Sara Wear Leather Jackets And Skinny Jeans,” and I love it to death. From performances and direction (by frequent Comedy Bang!...Show More Summary
While Comedy Bang! Bang! is able to be weird all within the confines of the talk show set, five seasons of the series have shown that the world in which it exists is endlessly fascinating. That’s not even keeping in mind the fact that...Show More Summary
Softie alert: “The Lonely Island Wear Dark Pants And Eyeglasses” might as well have been custom-engineered in a lab just for me. I love The Lonely Island. I love “Oh, Hello.” I love robot jokes. I love a good font joke almost as I love a dumb Annie Hall joke. Show More Summary
A new season of Comedy Bang! Bang! has arrived, and with it comes another new band leader. Farewell, Kid Cudi—it’s “Weird Al” Yankovic’s time to shine. That’s already two new things to check off the the Comedy Bang! Bang! checklist,Show More Summary
Friday, June 3, 2016 | Comedy Bang! Bang! returns to IFC.
Travelocity's Roaming Gnome has found a new locale to investigate. The travel site has partnered with IFC's Comedy Bang! Bang! to sponsor the fake talk show's upcoming Season 5, which will feature in-show integrations and a variety of...Show More Summary
In 100 Episodes, The A.V. Club examines the shows that made it to that number, considering both how they advanced and reflected the medium and what contributed to their popularity and/or longevity. In this edition: Comedy Bang! Bang! will air its 100th episode as part of its fifth season, which begins Friday, June 3 on IFC. Show More Summary