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Kurt Braunohler joins Comedy Bang! Bang! live tour

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Kurt Braunohler, the barefoot host of our hilarious new game show Bunk, will be the opening act when Comedy Bang! Bang! hits the road on a multi-city tour bringing Scott Aukerman’s unique brand of comic absurdity to fans across the country. It’s going to be legendary! Say that as Barney Stinson if you must, but there’s little doubt that after this tour, playgrounds across the nation will reverberate with children’s chants of “Kurt Braunohler and Scott Aukerman sitting in a tree.” Once you see Kurt and Scott together you’ll never go back to boring comedy again.

Comedy Bang! Bang! LIVE! will feature a mix of live stand-up, character cameos, and improvisational games along with sneak peek clips from the series. Parts of each performance will be taped for Scott’s popular Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast. In addition to Kurt, Scott will be joined by a rotating cast of Comedy Bang! Bang! regulars including comedians James Adomian, Tim Heidecker (yes, THAT Tim Heidecker), and Paul F. Tompkins as well as special guests along the way like hilarious hitchhikers and living LOLcats (just guessing!). No word on whether Kurt will be wearing shoes on tour.

Comedy Bang! Bang! LIVE! begins in San Diego, CA at Comic Con on July 15, 2012 and picks back up in Minneapolis, MN on July 29, 2012; For more ticket information, visit the
Comedy Bang! Bang! LIVE! website.

The first NYC show already sold out, so a second performance has been added to the August 7th New York City date, but you better go get tickets now!

Comedy Bang! Bang! LIVE! Dates and Venues:

Sunday, July 15 The Casbah San Diego, CA
Sunday, July 29 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
Monday, July 30 Logan Square Auditorium Chicago, IL
Wednesday, August 1 Neptune Theater Seattle, WA°
Thursday, August 2 Aladdin Theatre Portland, OR°
Friday, August 3 Herbst Theatre San Francisco, CA°
Saturday, August 4 First Unitarian Church Los Angeles, CA°
Monday, August 6 Royale Boston, MA°
Tuesday, August 7 Highline Ballroom New York, NY°
Wednesday, August 8 Howard Theatre Washington, D.C.°
Thursday, August 9 Trocadero Theatre Philadelphia, PA°
Friday, August 10 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, B.C.
°Kurt Braunohler will be the opening act on these dates.

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Comedy Bang! Bang! airs on IFC on Fridays at 10/9c followed by Bunk at 10:30/9:30c

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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