Whether it’s being consumed in podcast or television form, Comedy Bang! Bang! has been always been something of an acquired taste. Alongside his seemingly endless cast of characters, creator/host Scott Aukerman regularly combined the worlds of wickedly dry satire and cartoonish buffoonery into an undoubtedly unique and often hilarious spoof on the stereotypical talk show — and really, television in general. Regularly squeezing such guests as Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt, The Lonely Island, and pretty much every funny person working in the business today onto its couch (the aptly named Sir Couchley), CBB was never what you’d call a ratings smash, but it was ambitious, and isn’t that kind of the point of comedy, nay, art in general?
But just as all good things must come to an end, it looks like Comedy Bang! Bang! the show will be saying its last “Heynong Man” on IFC come December 10. The unfortunate news was delivered by none other than Aukerman himself today via Twitter.