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

488 Al Madrigal, Alana Johnston, Alison Rich, Natalie Palamides  

Stand-up comedian Al Madrigal joins Scott to talk about ventriloquists, his new comedy special on Showtime “Shrimpin’ Ain’t Easy,” the Showtime series “I’m Dying Up Here” based on the bestselling book of the same name, and his time on The Daily Show. Then, three local kids Cam Paxton, Brian Credit, and Billy Neville stop by the show to tell us about their recent experience getting kidnapped. Plus, everyone plays a game of Would You Rather!This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/CBB), Leesa.com (www.leesa.com code: BANGBANG), and Black Tux (www.blacktux.com/BANGBANG).

487 Haley Joel Osment, Ryan Gaul, Lauren Lapkus, Shaun Diston  

Classically trained actor Haley Joel Osment, best known for his role of Slow Joey on the Comedy Bang! Bang! TV show returns to talk about his new show on Amazon called “Oasis,” what’s going on with his character from The Sixth Sense, and contemplating death for the first time while working on A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Then, financial planner Doug Gropes returns to help Scott and Haley with his expert advice. Later, Bunty Pickles, the sister of the “Cash Me Ousside/Howbow Dah” girl stops by to tell us how she created her sister’s fame and catchphrases. Plus, activist Carl Smart arrives to talk about genie awareness.This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: BANGBANG), Delta Airlines (The Fly Delta app), and Bombfell (www.bombfell.com/BANGBANG).

486 Ron Funches, Nick Thune, Jon Daly, Jordan Black  

Stand-up comedians Ron Funches and Nick Thune join the show this week to face their greatest fears and to find the most fun things to eat and say. Acclaimed indie musician Papa Johns Misty begins his year-long residency with his favorite catchphrases before playing some tasty tunes, and socialite Vernita Wyatt shares tales of all the celebrities she’s slept with. Later, we find out what the Cadillac of pizzas is during a game of Would You Rather. This episode is sponsored by Spotify, Stamps.com ( www.stamps.com code: BANGBANG), LegalZoom ( www.legalzoom.com code: BANGBANG), and Black Tux ( www.blacktux.com code: BANGBANG).

485 8th Anniversary: Jon Gabrus, Paul F. Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus, Zeke Nicholson, Carl Tart, Mary Holland, Mike Hanford, Jessica McKenna, Tawny Newsome, Tim Baltz, Ryan Gaul, Drew Tarver, Jeremy Rowley, Nick Kroll  

Scott celebrates 8 years of Comedy Bang! Bang! with his intern Gino Lambardo, Buddy Valastro aka The Cake Boss, and show favorites. We’ll hear from the writer/singer of America’s Funniest Home Videos theme song, a community activist & her world traveling sister, a construction worker, and many more special guests!This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: BANGBANG), Lyft (www.lyft.com/BANGBANG), Leesa.com (www.leesa.com code: BANGBANG), ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/cbb, and Capterra (www.capterra.com/BANGBANG).

484 Jason Mantzoukas, Jon Gabrus, Paul F. Tompkins  

Jason “Heynong Man” Mantzoukas is back to co-host along Scott on this week’s Comedy Bang! Bang! They’re joined by intern Gino Lambardo to chat about exploding breakfast, Winnie the Pooh, Talking Tang, and their favorite Billy Joel song of all time. Plus, Musical; Theater host Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber returns to tell us about his musical theater festival and his remake of The Jinx.This episode is brought to you by Capterra (www.capterra.com/BANGBANG), Black Tux (www.blacktux.com/BANGBANG), and Delta Airlines.

483 The 420 Show w/ Neil Campbell, Zeke Nicholson, Matt Besser  

For the first time ever, Scott celebrates 420 with the help of special guest Maxwell Keeper aka The Time Keeper who tells us why he believes 420 should be a holiday. Then, Dr. Green stops by to talk about his new vigilante phase. Plus, historian Colin Ramsey arrives to talk about the history of pot and weed why we celebrate it. Shalatoo!This episode is brought to you by Texture (www.texture.com/BANGBANG).

482 Joel Hodgson, Jonah Ray, Baron Vaughn, Alison Rich, Horatio Sanz  

Creator of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" Joel Hodgson and comedians Jonah Ray and Baron Vaughn join Scott to give the inside scoop on the newly revived show. Joel tells the saga of how he invented MST3K before they welcome old blues man Johnny "Delta" Johnson to reminisce about his life in music. Then, woman of intrigue Inés Blarfi stops by to update the gang on her personal situation.This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: BANGBANG), Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BANGBANG), and Delta Airlines.

481 Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr  

Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani, and Martin Starr of HBO’s Silicon Valley aka the Silly Con Vally Poo Crew return to give us the nits and grits of the 4th season of their show on this week’s Comedy Bang! Bang! They’ll also break down why boners are so weird, tell us about product placement, and share what are their go to drink choices. Later, inventor Don Donaldson enters the studio to talk about his new email invention and his surprising past.This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/CBB), Lyft (www.lyft.com/BANGBANG), Black Tux (www.blacktux.com/BANGBANG), and Legal Zoom (www.legalzoom.com code: BANGBANG).

480 Jane Lynch, Kate Mines, Paul Witten, Drew Tarver, Madeline Walter  

Stars of “Dropping the Soap” Jane Lynch, Kate Mines, and Paul Witten join Scott to talk about typical soap opera stuff and how they forged their friendships at a beauty supply store. Then, new daddy Curtis stops by to share the lessons he’s learning about babies (as well as his nastiest habits) and entrepreneur Wanda Dumps explains how to make jewelry out of your children’s old body bits.

479 Gerry Duggan, Paul Brittain, Kirby Howell-Baptiste  

Deadpool writer Gerry Duggan joins Scott to talk about becoming friends over comic books, working on the new Guardians of the Galaxy comic series, and space swords. Then, accomplished author Richard Bunn (Mr. Write on Howl) stops by to guide Gerry through his patented Bunn Process that has helped him write hundreds and hundreds of novels. Later, a local Los Angeles celebrity by the name of Angeylinaaa graces us with her presence and to promote her merchandise.This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: BANGBANG), Leesa.com (www.leesa.com code: BANGBANG), and ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/cbb).

478 Kristian Bruun, Tatiana Maslany, Paul F. Tompkins, Mary Holland, Lauren Lapkus  

Little Orphan Blacks Kristian Bruun and Tatiana Maslany return this week to give the scoop on wrapping their hit show, the state of the Canadian military, and what it takes to get banned from Comic-Con. Then they reunite with man-woman radio combo Chazmin and Sunny to hear about the pair’s summer plans and the five reasons you never give a robot a human heart. Finally, Janice Cramps stops by to run down Scott’s godfather duties and to pick a father for her babies.This episode is brought to you by Fox Searchlight's "Wilson," Black Tux (www.blacktux.com/BANGBANG), Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BANGBANG), and Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/cbb).

477 American Football, Mike Hanford, Mary Holland, Tim Baltz  

Rock ’n’ roll band American Football returns to join Scott and John Lennon as they play songs from their new self titled album on Comedy Bang! Bang! We also hear about John trying to develop a video game and how he’s been spending his vacation. Later, a very wealthy woman by the name of Gwendolyn Speck stops by to tell us about her lifestyle and brings along Jonathan Woodley, her new special friend she met in Paris.This episode is brought to you by DirtyLemon (www.dirtylemon.com), Fusion’s The A.V. Club, Lyft (www.lyft.com/bangbang), and Capterra (www.capterra.com/BANGBANG).

476 Ryan Gaul, Heidi Gardner, Jordan Black  

Dr. Martinia Johansson joins Scott this week to talk about the challenges of being a physician as well as owning a Quiznos, previously working at a Subway, and believing that bugs are robots. Then, nail technician Tracy Evigan of Stiletto Nail Bar in Hermosa Beach stops by to talk about her signature Day Glow colors and her brother Greg whose an actor known for My Two Dads. Plus, celebrity photographer Toluca Graves arrives to explain how he takes very intimate photos of various celebrities.This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: BANGBANG), Warby Parker (www.warbyparker.com/bangbang), and Legal Zoom (www.legalzoom.com/startup).

475 Andy Daly, Jon Gabrus  

Our old friend and German pretzel maker August Lindt from Düsseldorf is back from vacation and joins Scott & intern Gino Lambardo on this week’s Comedy Bang! Bang! They’ll chat about Gino’s Long Island Museum, August’s pretzel evaluation process which includes tasting and handing them off to a monkey, and August’s experience in a Mars simulator inside a volcano in Hawaii.This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: BANGBANG), Black Tux (www.theblacktux.com/BANGBANG), and Delta Airlines Gogo App.

474 Gillian Jacobs, Paul Rust, Paul F. Tompkins  

"Love"-ers Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust join Scott to talk about grilling auditionees for their show and why fire hydrants belong in the New No-Nos. Plus, children's entertainer Big Chunky Bubbles returns to discuss his favorite chowders and the proper methods of meat sculpting. Finally, the gang plays the Comedy Bang Bang Dating Game to see which of the lucky men makes the perfect husband for Gillian. This episode is sponsored by HBO's "Jerrod Carmichael: 8," Seeso (www.seeso.com code: BANGBANG), Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BANGBANG), ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/cbb), and JackThreads.

473 Ben Schwartz, Thomas Middleditch  

Ben Schwartz aka the Elegant Mr. S and Thomas Middleditch aka star of Silicon Valley join Scott this week to make up a rap that is surely to become a number one hit! They also play To Tell The Truth as we figure out which one of them has a criminal record and give us a little taste of their audiobook work. Later, entrepreneur/ Alan Buchanan stops by to tell us the many jams, jellies and preserves he’s selling as well as his unusual wet crotch syndrome. Plus, aspiring superhero Markis Quiddlebit arrives to talk about being unsuccessful in his attempts to become a superhero.This episode is brought to you by Backblaze (www.backblaze.com/bangbang), DirtyLemon (www.dirtylemon.com), Crashing on HBO, and Black Tux (www.blacktux.com/BANGBANG).

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).

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