Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast

Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast

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Comedy Bang Bang is a high-spirited get-together between host Scott Aukerman (“Mr. Show”, Producer of “Between Two Ferns”) and his funny friends! You can expect conversation, music, improv, games, and most importantly plugs.

Episodes

472 Kurt Braunohler, Will Hines, Holly Prazoff  

Comedian and podcast host Kurt Braunohler joins Scott to show off his fancy New York vocabulary, tell us about his new comedy special, and help figure out the length of a dog's month. Later, cyclist Johnny Bikes drops by to share tips on motorcycling on the high seas and to discuss his stance on wheelies. Plus, officer of the law Susan Greenberg explains why pants are essential in solving crimes. This episode is sponsored by Lyft ( www.lyft.com/BANGBANG ) and Spotify's "Showstopper."

471 Jason Mantzoukas, Kate Berlant, John Early  

Jason “Heynong Man” Mantzoukas is back to co-host along Scott on this week’s Comedy Bang! Bang! They’ll chat about why Jason missed out the latest John Wick chapter, who should win that Oscar gold, and their dream team SNL cast made of previous Oscar winners. Then, community activists Tricia R. and Tricia L. stop by to talk about their children leaving the nest to go off to college and to make a desperate plea to their mayor to move the new playground in the center of their cul-de-sac.This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: BANGBANG), Crashing on HBO, and Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/CBB).

470 Electric Guest, Mary Holland, Erin Whitehead  

Los Angeles based band Electric Guest joins Scott to play songs off their new album “Plural” on this week’s musical episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! Singer-songwriter Brandon Potter (no relation to Harry Potter) also arrives to perform some of his personal flute songs. Plus, internet personality Janelle Jinx stops by to promote her popular YouTube channel.This episode is brought to you by Last Week Tonight on HBO, ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/cbb), Legal Zoom (www.legalzoom.com code: BANG BANG), and Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BANGBANG).

469 John Hodgman, Zeke Nicholson, Carl Tart  

Author, actor, and humorist John Hodgman of Judge John Hodgman joins Scott to count down the Top 5 Times he has been stripped to the waist, tell us about a sketch idea Quiznos stole from him, and share a special message during Hodgman’s Shine Time. Later, medical practitioner Dr. Green stops by to talk about his new products and confirm that he is not a weed dealer. Plus, businesswoman The Chief arrives in pursuit of the one and only Carmen Sandiego.This episode is brought to you by Squarespace ( www.squarespace.com code: BANGBANG), Black Tux ( www.theblacktux.com/BANGBANG ), and Jack Threads ( www.jackthreads.com code: BANG).

468 Rachel Bloom, Jeremy Rowley, Anthony Atamanuik, Mike Hanford  

Golden Globe winning actress Rachel Bloom of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend joins Scott and this week’s co-host Ming to talk about Rachel’s time studying Shakespeare at The Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts, what brought her to the good ol’ USA after growing up across the pond, and the dream method she uses to prepare herself while shooting Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Then, chief inspector Yoplait arrives to tell us about his private detective business in which he poses as young children online. Later, Gummy Bright Candy owner Peter Finn returns to talk about his new line of Valentine’s Day candy and the continued search for his wife.On February 21st in Houston, our good friend Harris Wittels will be named the 2017 distinguished alumnus for the HSPVA (The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts). Earwolf co-founder Jeff Ullrich will match any donations made for the school up to $5000 (put Jeff Match when donating online). For more info go to www.harristribute.com This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron ( www.blueapron.com/CBB ) and ZipRecruiter ( www.ziprecruiter.com/cbb ).

467 Paul Scheer, Michelle Biloon, Mike O'Brien  

Comedians and members of the entertainment elite Paul Scheer (How Did This Get Made?) and Michelle Biloon (The Biloon Podcast) join Scott to chat about novelty Monopoly board games, t-shirt canons, and the some of the shows on Paul’s new network TruLife TV. Later, youth pastor Kelly Burton stops by to tell us how he’s updating the bible for the modern era of at risk teens. Plus, actor Tyren Bigsby arrives to shadow Scott as he works on his craft for a new podcasting movie.This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: BANGBANG), Black Tux (www.theblacktux.com/bangbang), and Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BANGBANG).

466 Brendon Walsh, Randy Liedtke, Lauren Lapkus  

Comedians Brendon Walsh and Randy Liedtke of The Bone Zone join Scott this week to talk about clapping song parodies, how Brendon got pranked on the set of Conan, and some of Brendon’s pranks over the years. Then, our old friend Traci Reardon returns to tell us about her New Year resolutions and to announce the very big prize she won. Plus, Rene Faberge stops by to spill some celebrity gossip.This episode is brought to you by Jeff and Some Aliens on Comedy Central and Legal Zoom (www.legalzoom.com code: BANGBANG).

465 Matt Besser, Jessica McKenna, Gil Ozeri  

Matt Besser of improv4humans and one of the original UCB 4 joins Scott this week to talk about his off-air relationship with Scott, the new season of The UCB Show, and retiring Bjork. Then, park ranger Margery Kershaw of Pinnacles National Park stops by to warn us about a dangerous bee situation. Later, TV and radio commentator Joe “Pinions” Rudolph arrives to say what everyone else is afraid to say about pockets, Easter, and politics.This episode is brought to you by Jeff and Some Aliens on Comedy Central, Blue Apron ( www.blueapron.com/CBB ), and Lost in London Live ( www.fathomevents.com ).

464 Ben Schwartz, Horatio Sanz  

Happy New Year! Ben Schwartz & Horatio Sanz aka the New Year Bros. are back! Ben, Horatio, and Scott meet Gringo Starr, make songs a little more sexy, and share their New Year’s resolutions. Then, author Shelly Driftwood returns to tell us about his past hanging with porn stars, his recent break-up, and getting into the music industry. Plus, a brand new Closing Up the Plugs Bag theme!This episode is brought to you by Squarespace ( www.squarespace.com code: BANGBANG), Stamps.com ( www.stamps.com code: BANGBANG), and Black Tux ( www.blacktux.com/bangbang ).

Best of 2016 Pt. 4  

Finally, the conclusion of the Best of Comedy Bang! Bang! 2016 countdown with special co-host Paul F. Tompkins is here with your Top 3 episodes of the entire year and your number 1 on the Best of CBB Live 2016. Thanks for listening and Happy New Year!This episode is brought to you by Thursday Boots ( www.thursdayboots.com/bangbang ).

Best of 2016 Pt. 3  

Scott and Paul F. Tompkins continue counting down The Best of Comedy Bang! Bang! 2016 episodes as they go through numbers seven through four on the count down as well as number two on the Best CBB Live episode of 2016 as voted by YOU. You’re welcome!This episode is brought to you by Squarespace ( www.squarespace.com code: BANGBANG), Blue Apron ( www.blueapron.com/CBB ), and Leesa.com ( www.leesa.com/BANGBANG ).

Best of 2016 Pt. 2  

The Best of Comedy Bang! Bang! 2016 count down continues as Scott and Paul F. Tompkins go through numbers eleven through eight on the count down as well as number three on the Best CBB Live episodes of 2016 as voted by YOU. Plus, a special Christmas surprise for all you precious listeners!This episode is brought to you by HUAWEI (www.huawei.fit/comedybangbang) and Leesa.com (www.leesa.com/BANGBANG).

Best of 2016 Pt. 1  

Another year, another special Comedy Bang! Bang! Best of Countdown with Scott and Paul F. Tompkins. Scott and PFT countdown numbers fifteen through twelve of the Best CBB episodes of 2016 and number four of the Best CBB Live episodes of 2016 as voted by YOU listeners. Stay tuned for Pt. 2!This episode is brought to you by Huawei ( www.huawei.fit/comedybangbang ) and Leesa.com ( www.leesa.com/bangbang ).

463 Xmas: Jason Mantzoukas, Jon Gabrus, Mike Hanford, Paul F. Tompkins, Tawny Newsome, Tim Baltz, Neil Campbell, Rhea Butcher, Will Hines, Ryan Gaul, Jeremy Rowley, Drew Tarver, James Adomian, Zeke Nicholson, Brendon Small  

Scott is having the holiday blues and has some old friends and new friends join him to cheer him up on this year’s Holiday episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! Expect appearances by future CBB host Jason Mantzoukas, intern Gino Lambardo, John Lennon of The Beatles, The Smooth Criminal, The Time Keeper, Gary Urbansky and his brother Ron, Frosty the Snowman and many more. Eggnog Man.This episode is brought to you by Foot Cardigan ( www.footcardigan.com code: COMEDY), Dollar Shave Club ( www.dollarshaveclub.com/BANGBANG ), Leesa.com ( www.leesa.com/BANGBANG ), Soothe ( www.soothe.com code: CBB), and Omaha Steaks ( www.omahasteaks.com code: BANG).

462 Nick Thune, Moshe Kasher, Lauren Lapkus  

Professional comedians Nick Thune (Good Guy) and Moshe Kasher (Hound Tall Discussion Series) join Scott to chat about the first time they’ve met, crazy neighbors, and to meet the Dell Dude. Then, the World’s 1st Female breakdancer Wendy Quote The Worm Endquote Widelman stops by to tell us how she accidentally became a breakdancer and to show off some of her moves. The rest is herstory.This episode is brought to you by Squarespace ( www.squarespace.com code: BANGBANG) and Stamps.com (code: BANGBANG).

461 Adal Rifai, Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young  

Straight from The Magic Tavern come Adal Rifai, Arnie Niekamp, and Matt Young to interrupt Scott's one man program. Rollicking adventures ensue when the gang gets trapped in the Earwolf studio. They find out whose father is a ghost, play "Honesty or Challenge," and try to undo the curse that may keep them locked away for all time. This episode is sponsored by Foot Cardigan, Soothe, and HBO's Pete Holmes: Faces and Sounds.

460 Weird Al Yankovic, Ryan Gaul, Jeremy Rowley, Drew Tarver  

Feliz Novi-Doggie! Musical legend and CBB TV band leader “Weird Al” Yankovic joins Scott to share his thoughts on the series finale of Comedy Bang! Bang!, the possibility of retiring from public life, and a potential all accordion album. Then, Detective James P. Garetty of the Boston homicide department stops by to ask Scott a couple of questions as part of his investigation. Later, local celebrity Kole Kringle arrives to tell us about the different ways he is the opposite of his brother Kris. Finally, we get some much needed fashion tips from fashion designer David!This episode is brought to you by Squarespace, Leesa.com, and Omaha Steaks.Vote for the Best of CBB Live 2016 here:  http://poll.fm/5pkz5 Vote for the Best of CBB 2016 here:  http://poll.fm/5pjur

459 Maria Thayer, James Adomian, Tawny Newsome  

Novi-Doggie is upon us and it’s the time of year where we are thankful for everything in our lives. We are thankful that actress Maria Thayer of truTV’s Those Who Can’t and Strangers with Candy fame is here to honestly answer Scott’s questions about her personal life. We are thankful that our old friend and world famous actor Paul Giamatti has returned to the show to let us know the real way he was offered the show Billions. We are thankful for small business owner Gary Urbansky to come visit us by the way of Chicago to tell us all about his hair business. We are thankful for all you listeners. Happy Thanksgiving!This episode is brought to you by TBS' Search Party, Mack Weldon, Blue Apron, and HUAWEI.

458 Ben Schwartz  

Welcome to the Solo Bolo Cuatrolo in the Holo! The indominable Ben Schwartz returns for a frothy early morning SOLO BOLO.  He and Scott chat about childhood gymnastics, ghost buttholes, and getting midnight grabbed by an alien. Then they play the Olympic Song Challenge in order to set some rules to their never-ending parade of delicious harmonies.This episode is sponsored by Original Grain.  

457 Michael Showalter, Paul Brittain, Jeremy Rowley  

Legendary comedian/writer/actor Michael Showalter of The State, Wet Hot American Summer and the new TBS series Search Party joins Scott to chat about the great sketch shows of the 90s, the mystery in the new TBS series Search Party, and tips for becoming successful. Then, seismologist Dr. Brian Blouse stops by to tell us what everyone should have in their earthquake preparedness kit. Finally, crime scene expert Mark arrives to let us into his interesting world.This episode is brought to you TBS’ Search Party, Warby Parker, and Stamps.com.

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