Riding shotgun to a world of laughter with Scott Aukerman’s ‘Comedy Bang Bang!’
Ready to roll on the floor laughing? Based on IFC’s show by the same name, Earwolf’s podcast has gained buzz in podcast land. Host Scott Aukerman mixes character comedy with conversations. He has always been creating new comedic shows and content since his beginnings in the world of entertainment. Firstly, Scott worked on HBO’s sketch show, Mr. Show with Bob and Dave. Next, he created the Comedy Bang Bang TV show. Then, he produced a stage act of what would become “Comedy Death Ray Radio.” This production broadcasted on the radio starting in 2009. He toured for years.
The unrestrained format of the podcast keeps listeners on their toes. Guests pop in and out of each episode. An interview is started like a conversation and then improv bits begin. This show, and the characters who appear, thrive on the absurd. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by all the randomness that happens.
Each show begins with listing and riffing on listeners’ catchphrase submissions. There is a running competition to replace the show’s slogan.
An all-star roster of guests appear on the show. Each episode presents a mishmash of individuals transcending genres and artists. Many of his cohorts are recurring guests such as Weird Al, Nick Kroll, Ego Nwodim, and Reggie Watts, to name a few. Paul F. Tompkins often imitates celebrities. The Sparks brothers recently appeared on the show in support of their new documentary.
Scott loves his guests to join in a variety of improv games. Some of Scott’s classic characters from his TV show and previous radio performances are referenced and revived in the podcast. For example, the dude who loves paying alimony. It caters to old school fans and introduces new listeners to Scott’s greater body of work.
Each episode runs around 90 minutes. New episodes are released weekly.