• Netflix turning Between Two Ferns into a movie…somehow

    Between Two Ferns, the viral online talk show hosted by Zach Galifianakis known for its extreme awkwardness, is heading to the big screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has ordered a movie based on the show and production is already underway. Co-creator Scott Aukerman of Comedy Bang! Bang! fame is directing. No other details have come out such as plot or how they plan to turn a short interview show

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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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    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 4: Marc Maron, Fred Armisen, Nasty Show and more!

    AUSTIN — Sweet fancy Moses, we’re halfway into SXSW! This whole week is a marathon of networking, alcohol and hearing the words “innovation” and “creative flow” so many times you’ll probably have an aneurysm, so think happy thoughts for those of us who continue powering through the madness. The fourth day began with a comedy nerd’s dream panel discussion at the Austin Convention Center: Chris Gethard, Scott Aukerman, Marc Maron

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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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    IFC renews Comedy Bang Bang! Bang! for a second season, doubles the love

    Furthering its commitment to progressive comedy programming, the brass at IFC has renewed Scott Aukerman’s brainchild Comedy Bang! Bang! for a second season and has doubled the series order from its first season! It’s true. Production has already begun on 20 new episodes of the insane, faux talk show hosted by Aukerman and infused with sort-of-co-hosting and music by Reggie Watts. “The show perfectly embodies the type of sharp, smart

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    Jeff Garlin launches podcast, says chance of a new season of ‘Curb’ looks ‘pretty good’

    Comedian, actor, writer and producer Jeff Garlin has officially entered the fray of comedy podcasting, thanks to his recurring live show and Earwolf, the groundbreaking podcast network founded by Scott Aukerman and Jeff Ullrich. Like dozens of existing podcasts, Garlin’s show, By the Way, In Conversation with Jeff Garlin will boast candid chats between himself and his comedian-type friends. What makes this show somewhat different, however, is the combination of

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    Earwolf goes beyond comedy, Brian Posehn and more to debut podcasts this month

    Get ready to make space for more Earwolf podcast goodness on your iTunes subscriptions. In the past two years, Scott Auckerman (above) and the Earwolf community have been producing some of the best and most popular comedy podcasts available. And while your week may already be full of Comedy! Bang! Bang!, Who Charted? and Sklarbro Country, the Earwolf team has been working hard to be able to provide audiences with

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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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