Scott Aukerman [skot ok-ur-muhn] is a chap from Los Angeles. He got his start as a writer and performer on the HBO cult classic Mr. Show with Bob and David, for which he was Emmy-nominated. He is the host of Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast, which has been downloaded over ten million times, and has been called "one of the ten best comedy podcasts" by Rolling Stone, and "often strange, consistently hilarious, always unpredictable" by Entertainment Weekly. He is the producer and director of the acclaimed web series Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, the episodes of which been viewed over forty million times. Nine years ago, he co-created Comedy Death-Ray - now Comedy Bang Bang.
Reggie Watts, internationally renowned vocal artist/ beatboxer/ musician/ comedian, wows audiences with his improvised performances which are created on-the-spot using only his formidable voice and looping pedals. Blending and blurring the lines between comedy and music with his unique lyrical style. LA Weekly calls Reggie "the most wildly inventive new talent of the past five years." As a performer at the Secret Policeman's Ball, Reggie recently shared the stage with John Stewart, Ben Stiller, Coldplay, and Mumford and Sons. After his unique set at the highly regarded TED Conference in early March, Reggie received a standing ovation. Reggie performed a slew of packed out shows at SXSW, including a stand out set at Jack White's Third Man Records showcase.
Based on Scott Aukerman's (co-creator/director/producer, Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis; writer/performer, Mr. Show popular podcast of the same name, COMEDY BANG! BANG! cleverly riffs on the well-known format of the late night talk show, infusing 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 bandleader, one-man musical mastermind Reggie Watts (Conan), 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.
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), "Weird Al" Yankovic (comedian/musician), and many others, all join in on the laughs with Aukerman and bandleader, one-man musical mastermind Reggie Watts (Conan).