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“I Weigh Good, Bro” and Other Highlights of Scott Aukerman’s Reddit AMA

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Scott Aukerman took over Reddit yesterday for a good old fashioned round of Would You Rather Ask Me Anything. The citizens of Reddit asked him everything about Comedy Bang! Bang! from dream guests to whether certain podcast regulars will ever make their way to the TV show and, of course, a few rounds of Would You Rather. And you know that any AMA session that starts like this:

Reddit: How you weigh?

Scott Aukerman: I weigh good, bro.

Is definitely going to be a winner.

Here are some of the other highlights, but it’s definitely worth taking a moment to read the whole thing here:

My girlfriend won’t stop talking during the “Would You Rather” theme music, what do I do?

I’m not going to say you should break up with her, but I don’t think she’s really marriage material.

If Reggie Watts were to pull a power play and take over your role as host on Comedy Bang Bang, how do you think he would betray you?

With a kiss, like Judas!

What’s the Comedy Bang Bang weather report for today?

Lil gloomy!

Were you happy with how the Obama Between Two Ferns episode turned out? Do you feel any of the criticism was warranted?

I was happy with it, and I never care about criticism as long as I’m happy with something! It’s when you’re not happy with something that it stings a little.

Hi Scott! I truly admire all the work you’ve done with the Earwolf Podcast Network. In your wildest dreams, who do you most want to host their own podcast on the Earwolf Podcast Network?

Thanks! Steve Martin, Chris Rock, David Letterman!

Is there a joke you thought of a kid that you still think is funny?

When i was in the doctor’s office as a kid, maybe ten years old, he had paintings of zebras up all over the place. One was getting on a boat. To make my mother laugh, I started coming up with riddles based on zebras. I eventually started doing jokes like “Why did the zebra get onto the boat? Because he wanted to!” That’s when I discovered anti-comedy.

Will Tom Leykis or Jessie Ventura make a future appearance on your television program?

One of these two is on this season.

Will Wompler ever be on the TV show, or are the prosthetics too onerous?

Jess and I have been trying to figure it out.. i think it might be too difficult to do a visual representation of Wompler. In a case like that, I’ll usually try to figure out something else for that performer to do (like Tom Lennon – we briefly did Lil Gary, but I think he had more fun as the Phantom). We do the Calvins Twins this year, and our one regret is that we couldn’t make them four-foot-tall jockeys.

Maybe it’s just me, but for me, Lauren Lapkus seems to be getting funnier every appearance. Will we be seeing Traci Rearden this season?

We won’t be seeing Traci, since she’s a 17 year old girl (and Lauren is not!). But LL will be on CBB TV playing someone different she’s created.

How do you feel doing a podcast with a COWARD who doesn’t have the balls to ask the subject of the podcast onto the show despite running into him every other day?

It’s ridiculous – how many times does he have to have the opportunity to talk to Bonos before he talks to Bonos?

t-shirts or college girls??? You can only pick one

I CAN’T, YOU SONOFABITCH!!

Want the latest news from Comedy Bang! Bang!? Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter@comedybangbang and use the hashtag #cbbtv.

Comedy Bang! Bang! returns to IFC on Thursday, May 8 at 10:30p.

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Car Notes

Portlandia Keeps Road Rage In Park

Get a lesson in parking etiquette on a new Portlandia.

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It’s the most American form of cause and effect: Park like a monster, receive a passive-aggressive note.

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This unofficial rule of the road is critical to keeping the great big wheel of car-related Karma in balance. And naturally, Portlandia’s Kath and Dave have elevated it to an awkward, awkward art form in Car Notes, the Portlandia web series presented by Subaru.

If you’ve somehow missed the memo about Car Notes until now, you can catch up on every installment online, on the IFC app, and on demand. You can even have a little taste right here:

If your interest is piqued – great news for you! A special Car Notes sketch makes an appearance in the latest episode of Portlandia, and you can catch up on it now right here.

Watch all-new Portlandia Thursdays at 10P on IFC.

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Naked and Hungry

Two New Ways to Threeway

IFC's Comedy Crib gets sensual in time for Valentine's Day.

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This week, two scandalous new digital series debut on IFC’s Comedy Crib.
Ménage à Trois invites people to participate in a real-life couple’s fantasy boudoir. And The Filling is Mutual follows two saucy chefs who invite comedians to make food inspired by their routines. Each show crosses some major boundaries in sexy and/or delicious ways, and each are impossible to describe in detail without arousing some awkward physical cravings. Which is why it’s best to hear it directly from the minds behind the madness…

Ménage à Trois

According to Diana Kolsky and Murf Meyer, the two extremely versatile constants in the ever-shifting à trois, “MàT is a sensually psychedelic late night variety show exploring matters of hearts, parts and every goddamn thing in between…PS, any nudes will be 100% tasteful.”

This sexy brainchild includes sketches, music, and props that would put Pee-wee’s Playhouse to shame. But how could this fantastical new twist on the vanilla-sex variety show format have come to be?

“We met in a UCB improv class taught by Chris Gethard. It was clear that we both humped to the beat of our own drum; our souls and tongues intermingled at the bar after class, so we dove in head first.”

Sign me up, but promise to go slow. This tricycle is going to need training wheels.

The Filling is Mutual

Comedians Jen Saunderson and Jenny Zigrino became best friends after meeting in the restroom at the Gotham Comedy Club, which explains their super-comfortable dynamic when cooking with their favorite comedians. “We talk about comedy, sex, menses, the obnoxiousness of Christina Aguilera all while eating food that most would push off their New Year’s resolution.”

The hook of cooking food based off of comedy routines is so perfect and so personal. It made us wonder about what dishes Jen & Jenny would pair with some big name comedy staples, like…

Bill Murray?
“Oh, that’s easy Meatballs with Lingonberry Space Jam it’d be great, but then we’d have to Oh, that’s easy Meatballs with Lingonberry Space Jam it’d be great, but then we’d have to… Oh, that’s easy Meatballs with Lingonberry Space Jam it’d be great, but then we’d have to avoid doing any kind of silly Groundhog Day reference.” 

Bridget Everett?
“Cream Balls… Sea Salt encrusted Chocolate Ganache Covered Ice Cream Ball that melt cream when you bite into them.” 

Nick Kroll & John Mulaney? 
“I’d make George and Gil black and white cookies from scratch and just as we open the oven to put the cookie in we’d prank ’em with an obnoxious amount of tuna!!!”

Carrie Brownstein & Fred Armisen? 
“Definitely a raw cacao “safe word” brownie. Cacao!”

Just perfect.

See both new series in their entirety on IFC’s Comedy Crib.

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Dark Arts

Foot Fetish Jesus And Other Nightmares

Meet the minds behind Comedy Crib's latest series, Quirks and The Mirror.

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The Mirror and Quirks are really, really strange. Deeply disturbing yet hauntingly beautiful. But you really don’t need to read a synopsis of either of the aforementioned shows to understand the exact variety of nightmare-bonkers comedy these shows deliver — that’s why the good lord made links. Instead, take a peek behind the curtain and meet the creators.

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Let’s start with Kevin Tosi. Kevin does the whole show by himself. That doesn’t mean he’s a loner — Kevin has a day job with actual humans. But that day job is copywriting. So it’s only natural that his suppressed demons would manifest themselves in biting cartoon form, including “Foot Fetish Jesus”, in ways that somehow speak to all of us. If only all copywriters channeled their inner f*ckedupness into such…expressive art.

The Mirror

Onward to the folks at Wham City Comedy.

These guys aren’t your typical comedy collective in that their work is way more left-field and even elevated than your standard digital short. More funny weird than funny ha-ha. They’ve done collaborations with musicians like Beach House, Dan Deacon & Wye Oak, television networks (obviously), and others. Yeah they get paid, but their motivation feels deeper. Darker. Most of them are video artists, and that explains a lot.

See more of The Mirror and Quirks on IFC.com and the IFC app.

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