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Boys of Summer Series: Zeke Nicholson  

It’s the fabulous Zeke Nicholson (Comedy Bang Bang, Take My Wife) and his musings on the not-so-grueling responsibilities of being track captain, a rich appreciation for the town of Smallville, and the estimable value of a good late night run to McDonald’s.

Episode 77: Television Maverick: Writer & Producer Chuck Lorre  

It’s a real joy to welcome this week’s guest – television legend Chuck Lorre who has been a juggernaut, a sitcom comedy mastermind creating shows such as The Big Bang Theory, Dharma & Greg, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly, and Mom. Lorre has carried on the sitcom tradition in the footsteps of Norman Lear, who brought modern family dynamics to popular television with shows such as All in the Family and The Jefferson’s. His upcoming shows include Young Sheldon, a prequel storyline for Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory, and Disjointed starring Kathy Bates as the owner of a pot dispensary. Host Christina Jeurling Birro speaks with Chuck Lorre about his impact on sitcom television, the challenge of getting The Big Bang Theory green-lit, his casting process, and much more!

106 - The Coffee Bean with Hannah Kasulka  

Actress Hannah Kasulka (The Exorcist, Comedy Bang! Bang!) is in studio to discuss her former employer and current coffee shop of choice: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, the SoCal based java chain that’s the worldwide runner up to Starbucks. Hannah, Mitch, and Wiger taste test a new Hershey’s treat in another edition of Snack or Wack.

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489 Kulap Vilaysack, Paul F. Tompkins, Tim Baltz, Dan Ahdoot, Mandell Maughan, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, Drew Tarver  

The cast and crew of Seeso’s Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ returns on this week’s Comedy Bang! Bang! Kulap Vilaysack, Paul F. Tompkins, Dan Ahdoot, Drew Tarver, Mandell Maughan, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, and Tim Baltz are in the studio ready to give listeners the elevator pitch of the show and talk about what to look for in the new season. Plus, Orph Bergentrack and The Bergentrack Family Familial Band stop by to sing some songs!This episode is brought to you by I’m Dying Up Here on Showtime, Stamps.com (www.stamps.com code: BANGBANG), Lyft (www.lyft.com/BANGBANG), and ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/CBB).

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).

Eddie Pepitone & Colleen Werthmann  

Liam McEneaney and Constitutional Law Professor Corey Brettschneider. Colleen starts the show with the C word right out of the gate, so there's that. David remembers Gary Shapiro who passed away last week. David talks about whether it's possible to be friends with a Trump supporter. Liam and Colleen pester David about his love life until he finally confesses to a type of sex act. Eddie Pepitone talks about his two dogs Basil and Charlotte and how they lead him down dark dangerous alleys in bad neighborhoods because they want him dead so they can be free to chase squirrels. David defends the impending Writers strike insisting less television getting written is a good thing. Eddie and David try to cheer each other up by comparing their individual states of despair and anxiety. Eddie and David argue over whether or not America ended with a whimper of a bang. Professor Corey Brettschneider lightens things up by telling David that during the past 100 days he has never had more faith in the constitution, even though Donald Trump says he wants to get rid of it. David and Corey talk libel laws, First Amendment issues as well as Sullivan Versus The New York Times.  David reunites with Colleen & Liam to talk about living with someone with tourettes, David learns about GG Allin, David gets interrogated about his love life, Hitler Youth Camps, how to qualify for German citizenship, Jewish re-population in Germany, Brian Kiley’s father lackluster story, comedy writing room bits, Mr. Methane, culinary culture, not being able to discipline your kids, Dick Morris, sabotaging David’s preplanned bits, Trump’s link to the mafia, being influenced by the cultural waves and David’s audience of basement masturbators. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. More David @ http://www.DavidFeldmanShow.com Tune in every Tuesday and Friday for brand new episodes of our show featuring a diverse mixture of comedians, actors, professors, comedy writers and journalists talking about your world. Check out our new You Tube channel. More about David: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0271017/?ref_=nv_sr_1 David writes for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog's series on Hulu and Maya and Marty on NBC. David has also won three Prime Time Emmys for comedy writing, as well as four Writers Guild Awards. He has also written on ABC's Roseanne, HBO's Dennis Miller Live, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Academy Awards, The Emmys, and countless roasts on Comedy Central. Get Social With David: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davidfeldmancomedy?ref=hl Twitter: https://twitter.com/David_Feldman_ Subscribe to his audio podcast: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/david-feldman-show/id321997239 Become a subscriber to our podcast! When you join for only a $5 monthly subscription donation you’ll gain access to the David Feldman Premium Content, featuring bonus material from the funniest comedians who have been guests on the show. We accept all major credit cards. Join today and help support the show!

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).

Brody Stevens & Bonnie McFarlane  

Comics Steve Pearl, Rich Vos, Mr. Methane and Howie Klein. Steve Pearl is considered one of the funniest comics in the world by everyone who understands the art of comedy. It's another star studded episode, and yes we have THAT Mr. Methane, the one Janeane Garofalo had to follow at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. So much goodness, where to begin? Let's start with Comic Brody Stevens who talks about the intersection between baseball and standup. Brody was a pitcher for ASU and has combined his love for the game with his love for comedy and it's all about positive energy. Comic Bonnie McFarlane is an hysterical comic whose new book is You're Better Than Me. She's also a documentarian who hosts My Wife Hates Me the podcast with her husband "Comic" Rich Vos. Rich Vos jumps on the line because dinner isn't ready. Then Comic Steve Pearl joins us from San Francisco. Steve is considered one of the funniest comedians ever, especially among comedy snobs in the Bay Area as well at the Comedy Store. Mr. Methane is the world's leading anal vocalists, he joins us from Great Britain to discuss his instrument. And then Howie Klein, the founder and treasurer of the Blue America Pac talks Trump, Georgia and food.   Bonnie McFarlane has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, and The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn. She appeared as a panelist on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld and as one of Dr. Katz's patients on Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. In 2004, she appeared on season two of the NBC reality show Last Comic Standing. She was the first comedian eliminated.[2] In 2005, she had her own HBO One Night Stand special. In 2008, she had her own Comedy Central Presents half-hour special. She is also one of the hosts of the Nickelodeon show NickMom Night Out.[3] McFarlane made occasional appearances on the Opie and Anthony radio program and now on the Opie and Jim Norton show. McFarlane wrote and directed the film, Women Aren't Funny, which was previewed at Caroline's on Broadway in November 2012. The film was released in August 2014. In 2016, McFarlane released "You're Better Than Me" a memoir published by Anthony Bourdain which recounts McFarlane's upbringing and comedic career.   Brody Stevens has appeared on the television shows Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Friday, Premium Blend, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, The Test with Jillian Barberie, Late World with Zach, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Attack of the Show!, Childrens Hospital, Tosh.0, TMZ on TV, Fox NFL Sunday, Conan, Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Burn with Jeff Ross, Kroll Show, The Ben Show and @midnight. He is also a regular panelist on Chelsea Lately. On February 27, 2013, Stevens taped a live comedy set at The Royale Theater in Boston for the second season of Comedy Central's The Half Hour. While in Boston, he also recorded a series of interviews with the other 16 comedians appearing on The Half Hour called Push & Believe. It was released on Comedy Central's YouTube channel. In 2011, Stevens starred in and produced a documentary comedy series for HBO called Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!. Zach Galifianakis was an executive producer on the project. It was released in 2012 as six 15-minute episodes on HBO's digital platform HBO GO and received positive reviews. Following the popularity of his HBO program it was picked up by Comedy Central as Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!. The footage shot by HBO, along with additional material shot by Comedy Central was released in 2013 as twelve 21-minute episodes. Stevens is also an experienced audience warm-up and has done warm-up on The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Late World with Zach, The Man Show, Chelsea Lately, The Burn with Jeff Ross, The Jeselnik Offensive, Rob Dyrdek's Ridiculousness, Who Gets the Last Laugh?, @midnight and Why? with Hannibal Buress. Stevens has also appeared in the films Road to Park City, I Am Comic, Jesus Is Magic, The Hangover, Due Date and The Hangover Part II. He was however, cut out of the movie Funny People. Mr. Methane is a Performing Flatulist, or Petomane, he performs the Art of Controlled Anal Voicing employing the same technique as 19th Century French man Joseph Pujol aka Le Petomane. He has performed his Fart Artistry at the world’s top comedy festivals in Montreal, Melbourne and Edinburgh as well as many public and private shows for exclusive clients.   Tell us what you think in the comment section below. More David @ http://www.DavidFeldmanShow.com Tune in every Tuesday and Friday for brand new episodes of our show featuring a diverse mixture of comedians, actors, professors, comedy writers and journalists talking about your world. Check out our new You Tube channel. More about David: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0271017/?ref_=nv_sr_1 David writes for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog's series on Hulu and Maya and Marty on NBC. David has also won three Prime Time Emmys for comedy writing, as well as four Writers Guild Awards. He has also written on ABC's Roseanne, HBO's Dennis Miller Live, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Academy Awards, The Emmys, and countless roasts on Comedy Central. Get Social With David: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davidfeldmancomedy?ref=hl Twitter: https://twitter.com/David_Feldman_ Subscribe to his audio podcast: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/david-feldman-show/id321997239 Become a subscriber to our podcast! When you join for only a $5 monthly subscription donation you’ll gain access to the David Feldman Premium Content, featuring bonus material from the funniest comedians who have been guests on the show. We accept all major credit cards. Join today and help support the show!

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.

109 An Abandoned Puppet Theater w/ CBB Tour Reunion (Scott Aukerman, Neil Campbell, Jon Gabrus, Mike Hanford, Lauren Lapkus)  

Paul F. Tompkins closes out cross-over month on Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guests/improvisers are Scott Aukerman, Neil Campbell, Jon Gabrus, Mike Hanford, and Lauren Lapkus reuniting from the Comedy Bang! Bang! Tour. They chat about what’s the most scared they’ve ever been; which includes possible snakes, closet grabs, and unexpected horror moments in comedies. Then they improvise a story set in An Abandoned Puppet Theater. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! This episode is brought to you by BullGoose Shaving (www.bullgooseshaving.com code: PFT), MVMT Watches (www.mvmtwatches.com/PFT), Indochino (www.indochino.com code: PFT).

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).

BBC’s Louis Theroux  

BBC Documentarian Louis Theroux’s new film is entitled My Scientology Movie. Entertainment Weekly calls it one of the best documentaries of 2017. Plus, Kelly Carlin, Dan Pasternack, Professor Corey Brettschneider and Film Critic Michael Snyder. Louis Theroux is one of the world’s great documentarians who, for the BBC, has explored survivalists, black nationalists, white supremacists and porn stars. His new documentary My Scientology Movie is breathtaking; he joins us from London. Kelly Carlin is back, her new book a Carlin Home Companion is now out in paperback. Dan Pasternack writes for Splitsider and McSweeney’s, and is one of the world’s leading experts on comedy. As program director for IFC Dan is responsible for Portlandia, Maron and Comedy Bang Bang. Law Professor Corey Brettschneider stops by for David’s weekly lesson in the constitution, and film Critic Michael Snyder tells us what movies and TV shows you should be seeing. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. More David @ http://www.DavidFeldmanShow.com Tune in every Tuesday and Friday for brand new episodes of our show featuring a diverse mixture of comedians, actors, professors, comedy writers and journalists talking about your world. Check out our new You Tube channel. More about David: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0271017/?ref_=nv_sr_1 David writes for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog's series on Hulu and Maya and Marty on NBC. David has also won three Prime Time Emmys for comedy writing, as well as four Writers Guild Awards. He has also written on ABC's Roseanne, HBO's Dennis Miller Live, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Academy Awards, The Emmys, and countless roasts on Comedy Central. Get Social With David: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davidfeldmancomedy?ref=hl Twitter: https://twitter.com/David_Feldman_ Subscribe to his audio podcast: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/david-feldman-show/id321997239 Become a subscriber to our podcast! When you join for only a $5 monthly subscription donation you’ll gain access to the David Feldman Premium Content, featuring bonus material from the funniest comedians who have been guests on the show. We accept all major credit cards. Join today and help support the show!  

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).

90. Scott Aukerman (Comedy Writer) – The Buttons You Push  

Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. The Think Again podcast takes us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives.

Scott Aukerman is a comedy writer, director, and producer who started out on HBO’s Mr. Show with Bob and David. He’s the creator of Comedy Bang Bang - the podcast and the long running IFC show, and he co-created and directs Between Two Ferns with Zach Galafanakis, for which he’s won two Emmys.

In this episode, Scott and Jason talk Michael Bolton, transgression in comedy, and a United States in cultural turmoil.

Surprise conversation starter interview clips:

Jelani Cobb on military vs. moral power and Chris Gethard on comedy and political correctness



Beauty and the Beast, Dave Spikey, Big Bang Theory prequel, Josef Locke  

As the highly anticipated live action remake of Beauty and the Beast is released, the director Bill Condon talks about working with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, gay references in the film, and how this version of the beast is based on Mr Darcy. Comedian Dave Spikey is best known for co-writing Phoenix Nights with fellow Lancastrian Peter Kaye. As he begins his 30th anniversary UK tour, Juggling on a Motorbike, he explains the process behind planning a new set of shows, why he avoids ridicule and crudity in his comedy, and divulges a rather unusual lucky mascot! A Big Bang Theory prequel has just been announced. Young Sheldon will follow a 9-year-old version of the socially awkward genius as he grows up in east Texas. Big Little Lies actor Iain Armitage will star as the young version of Jim Parsons' Sheldon Cooper. So what chance success? The great Irish tenor Josef Locke was born 100 years ago in Derry-Londonderry. Nuala McAllister Hart, author of a new biography, explains his lasting appeal and talks about the events celebrating Locke's centenary across Northern Ireland. Presenter: Samira Ahmed Producer: Angie Nehring.

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Daylight Funny, Nighttime Sexy (@SomervillePuns)  

Jared is joined on this week's Tuesday episode of The JTrain Podcast by comic, and OKP, Michael Somerville to read your emails and answer questions about Spring Break hijinks tips, whether circumcision matters or not, convincing a guy you just want to bang, and how to handle introducing your black girlfriend to your dad who's made questionable race jokes in the past as a white guy. Plus, Hypotheticals and the news with ManSamp. Check it out, and enjoy. Get your tickets to see Jared perform at Governors Comedy At The Brokerage in Bellmore, Long Island on Wednesday, March 29 at 8:00pm: tickets.brokeragecomedy.com/event.cfm?id=480569 twitter.com/JTrain56 // twitter.com/SomervillePuns // twitter.com/ManSamp Sponsored by: Electric Family(promo code: JTrain25) Subscribe to The JTrain Podcast on iTunes itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-t…id672249013?mt=2

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.

John Cleese, A first for Jay Z, Electricity: The spark of life  

Monty Python legend John Cleese has adapted George Feydeau's 1892 French comedy BANG BANG for a brand-new staging at Colchester's Mercury Theatre. He talks about his enthusiasm for farce. Jay Z is to become the first rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Jacqueline Springer discusses the significance and why it's taken four decades for rap to be recognised in this way. Authors Hannah Kent and Kate Summerscale discuss the process of using real court cases as inspiration for their books. Hannah's novel, The Good People, is based on a mysterious case of a 'fairy doctress' in 1820s Ireland and Kate tells us about The Wicked Boy which she based on a grisly murder in Victorian England. From Galvani and twitching frogs' legs to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; from Sci-fi to Bovril; electricity has inspired inventors, scientists and artists alike. As a new exhibition Electricity: The spark of life opens at the Wellcome Collection in London, curator Ruth Garde and Irish artist John Gerrard show us round. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Angie Nehring.

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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).

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