November 21, 2011
At the intersection of comedy, music, and fashion lies this week’s Comedy Bang Bang. Margaret Cho and Grant-Lee Phillips provide the score for the episode in addition to delighting us with tales of the 90s and fun rounds of What Am I Thinking? and Would You Rather?! David Wain is the comedy legend you’d expect him to be, but by the end of the episode you’ll be in awe of his keyboard skills. Dov Charney came here to talk about American Apparel and he does. That part is pretty straightforward. But throw it all together and you have a podcast stew to whet your pre-Thanksgiving appetite. Speaking of stew, head over to the Earwolf store and pick up The Complete Comedy Bang Bang Christmas Collection. All proceeds go to the LA Regional Food Bank.
November 14, 2011
It’s sure been a while since Jason Mantzoukas popped in for an episode of Comedy Bang Bang. And I don’t know about you, but I could really use a good interruption from a total stranger! We get the best of both worlds this week as Scott and Jason are joined by Chip Gardner, former television personality and (hopefully) future Honorary Mayor of Hollywood. Enjoy, and if Chip’s spiritual wellness inspires you to give, consider buying The Complete Comedy Bang Bang Christmas Collection. All proceeds go to the LA Regional Food Bank.
November 7, 2011
This is not a prank! We really do have Jenny Slate from SNL and Elizabeth Laime from the Totally Laime Podcast on the show! Joining them is legendary actor Fagin Platt, son of Oliver Platt (the Canadian-American actor currently starring in the Showtime original series, The Big C with Laura Linney). If you listen carefully you might hear a surprise cameo from a legendary basketball player and prankster. Be sure to check out the new Earwolf Youtube channel for clips, videos, and exclusive content like a sneak peek at next week’s episode on Wednesday. Lastly, if you’re looking to make some purchases on Amazon, please do so through our affiliate link and a portion of the money will go to Earwolf.
October 31, 2011
It seems as though every year around this time something awfully spooky washes over this podcast and takes it in a devilish direction. I’m sorry to say that this year is no different, with guests like the dreadful Beuford and Messmore le Barron of Suicide House and the frightful Ghost Boy. Hopefully the positive energy of Neil Campbell will be enough to prevent your nightmares, but I won’t make any promises! If you find yourself too scared following this episode, follow these directions: Listen to the Bumbershoot Comedy Bang Bang recordings, and swaddle yourself in a warm Comedy Bang Bang t-shirt. If that doesn’t work, well then I suppose we’ve done our job. Muahaha!
October 24, 2011
Boy, what a fun episode of Comedy Bang Bang we have today! Our old friend Harris Wittels is in the studio with a brand new edition of Harris’ Foam Corner. Our new friend Jon Heder makes a great first impression with an impressive round of Harris’ favorite game What Am I Thinking?! To top it off, our new acquaintance (I hesitate to call him a friend) Hank Williams, Jr. offers up some commentary straight from the zeitgeist and inspires a round of Alive or Dead as well as a ghastly rap battle. Making friends, cracking jokes, learning about each other, isn’t that what Comedy Bang Bang is all about?
October 17, 2011
How many ingredients are in pizza? Can you high five an orangutan? What does the moon do when we’re not looking? The answers to these questions and more can be found in today’s Comedy Bang Bang! Nick Swardson finally found his way back to the studio and is joined by two first time guests: Comedian Brody Stevens and Nic Cage stand-in (and brother) Bob Cage. They guess the misheard lyrics, get on their soap boxes, and ponder “Would You Rather?” their way into Comedy Bang Bang history! And hey, you too can be part of Comedy Bang Bang history too if you pick up either of our new shirts from the Earwolf Store!
October 10, 2011
The leaves are falling, there is a chill in the air, the kids are at school so it’s time to curl up with a brand new Comedy Bang Bang. Our guests are the always charming Jon Hamm, the hugely influential Nick Lowe, and Garry Marshall. Jon teases the next season of Mad Men, Nick plays some incredible tracks off his new album The Old Magic, and Garry Marshall does the whole Garry Marshall thing. You get an Autumn Rap, a laugh-filled Would You Rather, and an excellent round of plugs that will no doubt lead you to some sexy discoveries. So throw on a cardigan, grab a pumpkin spice latte, and relax to a perfect fall podcast. And hey, if that’s not enough for you, visit Earwolf.com for bonus interview content from Nick Lowe! Perfect for pumpkin carving and apple cider drinking!
October 3, 2011
It’s been way too long since our good friends Sarah Silverman and Nick Kroll stopped by! They join singer Dan Mangan this week for a “haha lol” Comedy Bang Bang complete with surprise appearances from Bobby Bottleservice and Nick’s “Old Lady” Erma. It’s occasionally philosophical (why don’t men wear dresses?) and perhaps a little inside about Hollywood (Bobby B has some big plans for Sarah’s career), but at the end of the day it’s still a good ol’ Comedy Bang Bang complete with Would You Rather? and Plugs! Sip some brandy and enjoy!
September 26, 2011
I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve still got some bro in my system and I gotta get it out! Enter Todd Barry, Nick Thune, and Matthew Sweet who join Scott for an hour of songs, games, stories, Hot Topics, and bro time. I mean, what else do you need to know? Oh, that Matthew Sweet’s new album Modern Art comes out tomorrow. A perfect soundtrack for bro-ing out!
September 19, 2011
September 12, 2011
Welcome to Comedy Bang Bang! As today is our first day on Funny Or Die, we’ve pulled out all the stops and brought in some of the most talented folks we know. Folks like Zach Galifianakis from The Hangover and Between Two Ferns. Folks like famed film director (and friend of Paul F. Tompkins) Werner Herzog. And who better to score this star-struck episode than Yo La Tengo, gods of alt rock. If this is your first episode, enjoy! If you’re a long time listener: Be on your best behavior, we’re having company!
September 5, 2011
EP. 121 — Bro-ing Out
Guest Jimmy Pardo , Paul Rust & Rob Delaney
On a hot summer day, what could be better than chilling out with a bunch of bros? Nothing, that’s what! Rob Delaney, Jimmy Pardo, and Paul Rust join Scott for the ultimate Comedy Bang Bang chill sesh. They play some games, chat about some hot topics, and participate in other bro activities (brotivities, if you will). Grab some bros of your own, and dig in!
August 29, 2011
This week’s episode of Comedy Bang Bang is devoted to all the Parks and Recreation fans in the audience. We’ve jam packed the show with Parks and Rec insiders from Chelsea Peretti to Harris Wittels and even Adam Scott! If you like the unique cast of crazies that Pawnee offers, you’ll love hearing Chelsea Peretti’s brand new characters. Maybe you watch the show for the compelling relationships: Prepare for the deep, meaningful, fascinating relationship between Jack and his brother-in-law Bryan from Carl’s Lumber Yard. This episode will answer ALL your Parks and Recreation questions, as long as your questions are “How many episodes have there been?” and “What’s the name of Adam’s character?”
August 22, 2011
They say laughter is the best medicine. If that is the case, take out your IV and put it your earbuds because we have a great new episode of Comedy Bang Bang for you! We have two first time guests: Gillian Jacobs and Andi Callahan. We all know Gillian from NBC’s Community and if you aren’t a fan of Andi yet, you will be once you hear his hilarious tales of working as a nurse. The laughs just keep coming this week, so protect your funny bone and get me 119 CCs of CBB, stat!
August 15, 2011
Since our last episode with Patton Oswalt was so rudely interrupted, we have asked him back on to discuss his upcoming special, Finest Hour. Unfortunately, in true Comedy Bang Bang fashion we receive an unexpected visit from a stranger so strange I can’t even begin to describe who he is, what he does, or how he got to the studio. Our apologies to Patton Oswalt purists: We promise (but cannot guarantee) to have him back soon on a far less gassy episode.