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This week in comedy podcasts: Comedy Bang! Bang! and WTF

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Here are three things we know: We like comedy. We like podcasts. And we really like comedy podcasts when they are made by our friends. We’re doing what all reasonable with a blog would do with that knowledge and starting a column to highlight what our funny friends are doing each week on their always awesome and slightly off podcasts.

Over on Comedy Bang! Bang! the podcast that spawned a revolution television show, Scott Aukerman talked to Tim Heidecker about his new venture as Vice President of Alternative Merchandising for The Who. Then, Paul Rust helped Scott demystify some American myths and introduced some brand new New No-Nos. Bill Cosby-Bukowski also drops by the podcast. If that’s not enough to encourage you to download the podcast, Tim becomes George Burns during a game of Would You Rather? You can download the podcast here (or just subscribe already). In the brave new world of Earwolf’s video podcasting, you can watch the full episode right here, right now, if you are into that sort of thing. (If you wear headphones your boss will never know!)

Over on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, on Monday Marc talked to Lucinda Williams about her raw, honest and emotional music. It’s no surprise she brings the same qualities to a garage chat with Marc. Lucinda explains how she confronts the darker corners of her life through songs and Marc tries to figure out why Lucinda’s music makes him cry. Then on the Thursday edition, Marc talked to comedian Gary Gulman about athletic Semitism, performing in Boston, the empowering camaraderie of comics, the soul-crushing discouragement of development deals and the power of comedy to soothe heartbreak. You can download it here or on iTunes.

As you may have heard, we are taking Marc’s life and turning it into a television show. “Maron” explores a fictionalized version of Marc’s life, his relationships, and his career, including his podcast. It’s debuting later this year.

Watch and listen (mostly listen) as Marc Maron talks to Lucinda Williams about the late great Robert Johnson:

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“Maron” premieres on IFC in 2013

Fred Armisen and Bill Hader as Blue Jean Committee

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Kings of the “Yacht Rock” genre Daryl Hall and John Oates are kicking off a slew of tour dates this summer in an effort to raise the nation’s median concertgoer age by at least 30 years. And to announce their soon-to-be onslaught of blue-eyed soul jams, Hall & Oates have enlisted fellow “Mavens of Mellow” the Blue Jean Committee from IFC’s Documentary Now!. Reprising their laid back musical personas, Bill Hader and Fred Armisen reflected on the history between the two groups in a new video announcing the tour.

“What do you think of when you think of the Seventies? When you think of beautiful harmonies, you think of a duo who sing together to make hit songs. You think of the Blue Jean Committee and that’s who we are,” Armisen remarks. Hader continues, “Who you think of fifth, or maybe eighth, is Daryl Hall and John Oates. You know who used to open for us? Who we used to kick around? Daryl Hall and John Oates!” Strong words. Strong, smooth words.

Be sure to catch Hall & Oates on tour and check back for updates on Documentary Now! season two coming later this year.  For more Bill and Fred, check out the complete Documentary Now! archive, listen to music from the show, and watch full episodes right now on IFC.com and the IFC app.

Tim Heidecker parodies Bob Dylan with Super Bowl-inspired song

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Tim Heidecker, of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! fame, has “leaked” Bob Dylan’s Super Bowl halftime song (the folk legend isn’t really performing this year, but let’s play along), and it’s just as strange and hilarious as you would imagine.

Heidecker’s “Running Out the Clock” – the comedian’s follow-up to last year’s “leaked” Madonna song – takes it’s inspiration from Dylan’s 1983 album Infidels, sounding similar to cuts such as “License to Kill” and “Jokerman.” Those familiar with Heidecker’s previous Dylan-inspired efforts (The 14-minute epic “Titanic,” the Tempest “bonus track” “Long Black Dress” and the “All the Tired Horses” cover) will be glad to know that the parody isn’t just funny, it’s catchy and well-crafted, too. Take a listen below.

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Watch Comedy Bang! Bang!’s debut video podcast with Paul Scheer, Casey Wilson and more

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As you know, we’re big fans of Scott Aukerman and his Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast. After all we don’t give television shows to just anyone. So when we heard that Earwolf (which is Scott Aukerman and Jeff Ullrich’s podcast network) was partnering with the Video Podcast Network to start producing live versions of the podcast, we were excited, because we’re fans and can’t wait to see what they are going to do next.

This past week the Comedy Bang! Bang! crew headed to Sundance and produced their very first live podcast. The debut episode features Paul Scheer in character as Scott Jeffries (an amusingly, intentionally oblivious Hollywood schmoozing sleazebag that Scheer has previously played on the podcast as well) as well as Casey Wilson and actresses Lake Bell and Michaela Watkins. It’s a great first effort and anyone who finds Comedy Bang! Bang! the podcast or the television show should find it pretty darn entertaining.

Watch now why don’t you:

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