Comedy Bang! Bang! (TV series)
|Comedy Bang! Bang!|
|Created by||Scott Aukerman|
Reggie Watts (2012–2015)
Kid Cudi (2015–)
|Opening theme||"Comedy Bang! Bang!" by Reggie Watts|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||60 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Scott Aukerman
|Location(s)||Los Angeles, California|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Comedy Bang Bang Productions
Abso Lutely Productions
IFC Original Productions
|Original run||June 8, 2012– present|
Comedy Bang! Bang! is a television series created and hosted by Scott Aukerman, featuring his co-host/bandleader Reggie Watts. The show airs weekly on IFC and is a spin-off of his successful podcast Comedy Bang! Bang! which airs on the Earwolf network. Like the podcast, the series features outlandish and farcical humor, often delivered in a deadpan manner. The mock talk show derives most of its comedy from its surreal spoofs of common late night tropes as well as from the characters' own cartoonish inability to conduct said talk show.
Comedy Bang! Bang! premiered its fourth season on January 9, 2015. This season will consist of 40 episodes. Reggie Watts will leave Comedy Bang! Bang! halfway through season four to become the bandleader for The Late Late Show with James Corden. Watts will be replaced with Kid Cudi.
The show features celebrity guests playing either themselves or characters. Many of these celebrities were previous guests on the Comedy Bang Bang podcast and revisit characters from the podcast, such as Don Dimelo (Andrew Daly), El Chupacabra (Nick Kroll), Bob Ducca (Seth Morris), Lil' Gary (Thomas Lennon), Huell Howser (James Adomian) and Cake Boss (Paul F. Tompkins). Many frequent collaborators include former Mr. Show with Bob and David cast members including Paul F. Tompkins, Bob Odenkirk, and David Cross.
The talk show takes place in 1/3 of a wooden shack with modern decorations, surreal pop-art, taxidermy, old books without dust-covers, and houseplants. Various objects have the ability to talk including the taxidermy, houseplants, and the couch who all voice their concerns about the show.
Reggie Watts provides all of the music on the show including the theme song and interstitial music.
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired||DVD release date|
|Season premiere||Season finale||Region 1|
|1||10||June 8, 2012||August 10, 2012||January 28, 2014|
|2||20||July 12, 2013||December 20, 2013||June 24, 2014|
|3||20||May 8, 2014||December 19, 2014||N/A|
|4||40||January 9, 2015||TBA||N/A|
Comedy Bang Bang: Season 1 was released on Region 1 DVD on January 21, 2014. The two disc set consists of all 10 episodes of its first season. Special features include: deleted and extended scenes, full-length alternate celebrity interviews, and audio commentaries featuring characters from the show and more.
Comedy Bang! Bang! Season 2 was released on Region 1 DVD on June 24, 2014. The four disc set consists of all 20 episodes of its second season. Special features include: full episode commentaries, deleted/bonus scenes & interviews, Reggie's season 2 music supercut, VFX tests and more.
The complete first two seasons as well as the first half of season three are currently available for instant streaming on Netflix as of January 1, 2015.
- "Comedy Bang Bang – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved June 8, 2013.