IFC released the first footage from their upcoming “Comedy Bang! Bang!” TV show based on the podcast of the same name. The show premiers in June and is hosted by Scott Aukerman (Between Two Ferns, Mr. Show). It includes a mix of interviews and sketches with improvised elements and plenty of surreal humor. We’re looking forward to the possibility of more Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler rap battles.
Each of the ten episodes features sit-downs with some of the biggest names in comedy, taking them beyond Aukerman’s couch and engaging them with the off-beat world of the series. With the help of bandleader and one-man musical mastermind Reggie Watts (Conan), Comedy Bang! Bang! reinvents the celebrity interview with unfiltered and improvisational lines of questioning, punctuated by banter and beats. Also packed with sketches, character cameos, filmic shorts and games, Comedy Bang! Bang! turns the traditional talk show on its head, delivering thirty minutes of absurd fun. [IFC]
The clip below includes guest appearances by Adam Scott, Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Samberg, Patton Oswalt, and Bob Odenkirk. All they were missing was Andy Daly jumping out of a window as various characters.
“I am the best!” — Dr. Reginald Watts