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 (2012–2015)
Kid Cudi (2015–)
|Composer(s)||Reggie Watts (2012–2015)
Kid Cudi (2015–)
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||80 (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 channel||IFC (USA)
|Original release||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 MuchMusic 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 left Comedy Bang! Bang! halfway through season four to become the bandleader for The Late Late Show with James Corden. Musician Kid Cudi took over bandleader and sidekick duties after Watts' departure. The series was renewed for a 20-episode fifth season on May 5, 2015.
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.
Kid Cudi (from mid-season 4 onward) provides all of the music on the show including the theme song and interstitial music.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||10||June 8, 2012||August 10, 2012|
|2||20||July 12, 2013||December 20, 2013|
|3||20||May 8, 2014||December 19, 2014|
|4||40||January 9, 2015||TBA|
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 first three seasons in full, along with the first ten episodes of season four are currently available for instant streaming on Netflix.