Returning champion and the titular “Weird Al” Yankovic of the new album Mandatory Fun is here on this week’s very special Tuesday episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! which is a mandatory listen! “Weird Al” gives us a taste of his new album, explains what his process is like when writing a parody song, and tells us about his #8Videos8Days project. Then, a newcomer to the show who is a former internet troll & current contest winner Claudia O’Doherty drops by to talk about her trip to America all the way from Australia. Go pick up “Weird Al” Yankovic’s new album Mandatory Fun wherever music is sold!
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Two immense stars from the world of music, “Weird Al” Yankovic & Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber are on today’s Comedy Bean Bag! After chatting with Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber about English accents, the Little Prince, and nautical bed bugs, the Vicar of Yanks himself joins in on the conversation. There will be talk of drugs, what we shouldn’t expect from the next “Weird Al” album, and an intense game of Would You Rather? Homonyms!
Wait no longer as the conclusion of the Comedy Bang Bang Best of 2012 is here! We’re counting down the top five episodes as chosen by the listeners and of course more special b-b-b-bonus clips. Join Scott Aukerman and Paul F. Tompkins to see which episodes went head to head for the number one spot and we’ll see you in 2013!
Musical comedy legend “Weird Al” Yankovic is thrilled to chart, freestyle some parody songs, and give haircuts on today’s Who Charted! He tells us about the first time he charted, having other people parody his songs, and ranks up a bunch of comedy credits as we countdown the Ultimate Music Chart. Al then shares how Ringo Starr called him out in an audience once, having Paul McCartney recognize him, and makes his own version of the Skyfall theme all during the Movie Chart. Plus, Al wonders where he would have ended up if he never took accordion lessons as he plays a round of Chart Darts!
Can your brain even process the awesomeness of the guest list for Comedy Bang! Bang! the TV Show! June 8th! Explanation Mark!!
“COMEDY BANG! BANG!” WELCOMES TO THE COUCH ELIZABETH BANKS, MICHAEL CERA, ZACH GALIFIANAKIS, JON HAMM, ED HELMS, AMY POEHLER, SETH ROGEN, PAUL RUDD, ADAM SCOTT & “WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC
Series hosted by Scott Aukerman; Joined by one-man bandleader Reggie Watts Premieres Friday, June 8th at 10:00pm ET/PT
Other appearances by Will Arnett, David Cross, Tenacious D (Jack Black & Kyle Gass), Will Forte, Topher Grace, Colin Hanks, Jon Heder, Tim Heidecker, Gillian Jacobs, Nick Kroll, Thomas Lennon, Bob Odenkirk, Patton Oswalt, Chris Parnell, Andy Richter & Paul F. Tompkins
NEW YORK, NY - March 20, 2012 - IFC announced today at its first ever Upfront the slate of guest stars that will be sitting down to chat with host Scott Aukerman (co-creator/director/producer, Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis; writer/performer, Mr. Show) on his new comedy series, Comedy Bang! Bang!, which cleverly riffs on the well-known format of the late night talk show. Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games), Michael Cera (Arrested Development), Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Ed Helms (The Office), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Seth Rogen (50/50), Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man), Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) and “Weird Al” Yankovic (comedian/musician) all join in on the laughs with Aukerman and bandleader, one-man musical mastermind Reggie Watts (Conan), on this all new ten episode series. Other guests include Will Arnett (Up All Night), David Cross (Arrested Development), Tenacious D (Jack Black & Kyle Gass), Will Forte (SNL), Topher Grace (Valentine’s Day, Spiderman 3), Colin Hanks (Dexter), Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Tim Heidecker (Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!), Gillian Jacobs (Community), Nick Kroll (The League), Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!), Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad), Patton Oswalt (Young Adult), Chris Parnell (Archer), Andy Richter (Conan), Paul F. Tompkins (Mr. Show with Bob and David) and many more. Comedy Bang! Bang! premieres Friday, June 8th at 10:00pm ET/PT on IFC.
Based on Aukerman’s popular podcast of the same name, Comedy Bang! Bang! infuses celebrity appearances and comedy sketches with a tinge of the surreal. In each episode, Aukerman engages his guests with unfiltered and improvisational lines of questioning, punctuated by banter and beats provided by Watts, to reinvent the traditional celebrity interview. Packed with character cameos, filmic shorts, sketches and games set amongst an off-beat world, Comedy Bang! Bang! delivers thirty minutes of absurd laugh-loaded fun featuring some of the biggest names in comedy. The series is produced for IFC by Abso Lutely Productions; Aukerman, Leo Allen and Dave Kneebone serve as executive producers. Jennifer Caserta, Debbie DeMontreux, Christine Lubrano and Evan Shapiro serve as the executive producers for IFC.
Did you guys know that there is a crisis with our environment? If not, you must not have seen Birdemic: Shock and Terror, this week’s victim for a very special How Did This Get Made? LIVE! Our friend “Weird Al” Yankovic is on the panel to enjoy the CGI dancing, obvious typos, and complete lack of editing that made this thriller a cult classic. Also on hand is Whitney Moore, star of Birdemic, who tells us the truth about her robotic costar, shares insight into the audition process, and divulges information about the sequel. This is less like a podcast, and more like you’re Just Hanging Out with some friends.
Are you prepared for the How Did This Get Made? Birdemic next week? People are flocking (see what I did there?) to watch Birdemic: Shock and Terror in preparation for next week’s HDTGM with “Weird Al” Yankovic and guests from the film! And if you haven’t listened to this week’s How Did This Get Made? minisode, do it!