• IFC now working with Seth Meyers, Joel McHale, Rob Huebel and many more

    IFC, which has evolved into a destination for “alt comedy” television over the years, has excitedly announced its lineup of shows for the 2014-2015 season, including two new shows and a semi-serious awards show. Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers have teamed up for a docu-parody series under the working title of American Documentary. The half-hour docs will each cover a different subject such as important political figures, influential

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    South By Southwest Comedy, day 2: Comedy Bang Bang, Fred Armisen, Sasheer Zamata

    AUSTIN – Okay, forewarning: there was too much legit Sunday night to be able to comprehensively share all of the laughs with you, dear readers, but I will do my damnedest to offer the highlights. Checked out three shows, all in a row, and lived to tell the tale. Mostly. Sunday kicked off with two back-to-back live tapings of Scott Aukerman’s Comedy Bang Bang podcast, now obviously also a series

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    IFC renews Comedy Bang Bang for a third season

    In an expected move to cement its commitment to alternative hit comedies, IFC has renewed Comedy Bang! Bang! for a third season. The fan favorite series from comedian Scott Aukerman will return with 20 half-hour episodes in 2014. Some big time names have appeared on the first two seasons of the untraditional late night talk show. Jessica Alba, Aziz Ansari, Zach Galifianakis, Andy Samberg and Sarah Silverman are just a

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    Scott Aukerman asks Andy Richter a very tough question on Comedy Bang Bang (Exclusive video)

    On an upcoming episode of Comedy Bang Bang, Scott Aukerman welcomes legendary Conan O’Brien sidekick Andy Richter to the show. Ever the no-holds-barred interviewer, Aukerman is quick to fire off an impossibly tough question for Richter: “Am I funnier than Conan?” With an assist from musical co-host Reggie Watts, Aukerman gets his answer. Check out the exclusive preview below– and be sure to tune in to the entire episode, which

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    Comedy Bang Bang hits the road with Paul F. Tompkins and The Birthday Boys

    Comedy Bang Bang is hitting the road for the second year in a row. IFC announced that lead man Scott Aukerman is set to commence on a Comedy Bang Bang tour with special guest, Paul F Tompinks, and sketch group The Birthday Boys — whose own show (produced by Bob Odenkirk and Ben Stiller) on IFC premieres in October — will open. The two-week tour will hit several cities starting

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    Watch a preview of David Cross and Bob Odenkirk on Comedy Bang Bang

    On the heels of announcing their upcoming live tour and new book, David Cross and Bob Odenkirk will appear together this Friday at 10 pm ET in a new episode of Comedy Bang Bang on IFC. It seems Scott Aukerman’s trusty co-host Reggie Watts goes missing while Cross is being interviewed. Cue Odenkirk and bizarre references to The Fugitive. Watch a preview below. The new episode also features Will Forte,

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    Watch a full episode of Comedy Bang Bang with Sarah Silverman, before the show premieres July 12 on IFC (Video)

    Comedy Bang Bang doesn’t officially return to IFC until Friday, July 12 at 10 pm ET, but get this—you can watch a full episode now! It’s true. Those crazy, zany cats at IFC have unleashed the below episode, wherein Sarah Silverman visits Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts. And you should watch the living shit out of it right now! Go! Do it! Also, why not read our interview with Aukerman

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    Scott Aukerman talks season two of Comedy Bang Bang (Laughspin interview)

    If you follow Scott Aukerman on any social networking platform, you probably have witnessed the real-time production progress Comedy Bang! Bang!’s second season for IFC. And while I can say that some familiar faces (along with musical sidekick Reggie Watts) will grace your TV sets (i.e. Tig Notaro, Kyle Kinane, Todd Glass, Michael Ian Black) I can only share with you a few details from the first two episodes, which

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    SXSW Comedy, Day 1: Comedy Bang! Bang! and Burning Love

    AUSTIN — Hey hey, everybody! I’m back for my third year of sharing some of the lovely comedic jewels of Austin, Texas’s South by Southwest with you friendly Laughspin readers. This year, the fest has bulked up its comedy offerings substantially: three different venues with simultaneous shows, podcast tapings, stand-up showcases, parties, mass hysteria. Get ready, because it’s about to get real. It seemed fitting to kick off the fest

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    Megan Mullally says the Party Down movie is proceeding

    Party Down fans can hold on to their hopes for a movie based on the beloved, gone-too-soon Starz series, according to cast member Megan Mullally. On the most recent Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast, Mullally gave the listeners a progress report on the status of the movie even though, as she explains, she got in trouble “the last time” she decided to talk about it. “We’re shooting for next hiatus, which

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    Zach Galifianakis and Scott Aukerman’s ‘Between Two Ferns’ headed to DVD

    Funny Or Die’s wildly popular Web series Between Two Ferns is headed to DVD, producer Scott Aukerman confirmed to Laughspin today. The producer, who’s currently the host of IFC’s hilarious anti-talk show Comedy Bang Bang (based on Aukerman’s long-running podcast), says he’s hoping for a December release date (perfect stocking stuffer or Hanukkah gift!). The DVD set will include every episode of the awkwardly hilarious show, the special 30-minute episode

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    Check out this Comedy Bang Bang ‘blooper’ reel (Video)

    If there’s one thing I love more than watching quality television shows it’s watching the blooper reels thereof. It’s a chance to get a glimpse into stars out of character, goofing around, and rattling off naughty words. I thought we’d get a piece of that in Comedy Bang Bang’s blooper reel today– but, no. Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts had me fooled for .5 seconds in a video where they

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    Comedy Bang Bang gets dramatic with Gillian Jacobs, Ed Helms, Jack Black and 643 others (Video)

    We’ve already seen a full episode of the upcoming Comedy Bang! Bang! IFC series and we know it’s set to be one of the funniest shows on TV this summer, but this crazy-ass new trailer promises much more than just comedy– action, drama and tragedy. And just about every comedian in the world. Check out the pulse-pounding new teaser below, featuring Ed Helms, Gillian Jacobs (above), Zach Galifianakis, Tenacious D,

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    Watch a full episode of IFC’s ‘Comedy Bang Bang’ with guest Amy Poehler

    The show doesn’t premiere until June 8, but the progressive crazies at IFC have made available episode two (yes, two; not one) of Comedy Bang Bang with host Scott Aukerman (above) and band leader Reggie Watts. This one finds Amy Poehler as the show’s guest. Check it out and tell us what you think!

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    Watch the Comedy Bang Bang trailer with Amy Poehler, Zach Galifianakis, Andy Samberg and more

    Since 2009, Scott Aukerman (Mr. Show, Between Two Ferns) has hosted the Comedy Bang! Bang! (originally Comedy Death-Ray) podcast. The show features Scott and his comedy friends (guests range from lower-profile comedy nerd favorites such as Andy Daly and Harris Wittels to the occasional comedy superstar such as Ben Stiller) playing games and participating in longform, character-driven improvised interviews. For comedy fans, Comedy Bang! Bang! has remained a must-listen podcast

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