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Scott Aukerman Talks Comedy, Kid Cudi, and “All Joking a Salad” in His Reddit AMA

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A brand new season of Comedy Bang! Bang! kicks off this Thursday at 10:30p with a brand-new co-host (hi, Kid Cudi!) sitting behind a brand-new desk and 100% more llamas. If you fear change, don’t worry, the same old beloved host Scott Aukerman a.k.a. Hot Saucerman a.k.a. Scoot Mockerman a.k.a. Bot Rockerman is still running the show.

Scott headed to Reddit today for an Ask Me Anything session about the new season of the show, his podcast empire, and his feelings about long-running Comedy Bang! Bang! jokes. Here are some of the highlights, but the whole AMA is worth a read. Head over to Reddit to check it out.

Have you ever had a particular guest on the pod/show that was very difficult to get in contact with? Was it worth the effort?

I tried for years to get Paul Reubens on, and it paid off in spades!

Heynong Man! If your career were to end today (which we all hope it won’t, of course), what would you consider to be the highlight(s) of your career?

Mr Show / Comedy Bang Bang / Between Two Ferns / meeting Pee-wee

Reggie’s last episode was fantastic, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how Kid Cudi turns out on CBB TV.

I think Cudi’s first episode is going to thrill people – i can’t wait for people to see it.

Have any of the guests ever come in with their own bits and you guys riff from that or do you usually have to write for most of the show?

Sometimes people will come in with a bit – Michael Cera came in with the Angry Birds bit from Season one. And Mark Duplass came in with the gun bit from this season. And Joseph Gordon-Levitt came up with the idea of the hitRECord bit from his episode. But most of the “celebrity” guests come on and just do whatever we ask of them.

How was your recent trip to France with your ex girlfriend?

You HAVE to go… every day they have this bicycle race that the entire country watches… it’s so different from the USA

Which CBB joke(s) do you wish people would stop saying to you?

none – i wish the people who get mad at the people who say the jokes would chill!

How long will you allow the closing up the plug bag theme to get?

i imagine i will get sick of it at some point and reset… but not yet!

What are your plans to ensure that “all joking a salad” is not relegated to the dust bin of history?

Look for t-shirts for both this Monday!

Comedy Bang! Bang! returns to IFC on Thursday, July 9th at 10:30p

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Inauguration Alternative

Bill Murray On Repeat

It's a movie "Murray-thon" all-day Friday on IFC.

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Democrats, Republicans and Millennials agree: 2017 is shaping up to be a spectacle — a spectacle that really kicks into high gear this Friday with the presidential inauguration. Not only will the new POTUS swear in, but all the Country’s highest offices will be filled. It’s a daunting prospect, and to feel a little anxious about it is only normal. But if your anxiety is snowballing into panic, we have a solution:
Bill Murray.

He’s the human embodiment of a mental “Happy Place”, and there’s really no problem he can’t solve. So, with that in mind, how about we all set aside reality for a moment and let Bill take the pain away by imagining a top-shelf White House cabinet filled exclusively by his signature characters. Here are a few hypothetical appointments for your consideration…

Secretary of Defense:
Bill Murray from Stripes

His incompetence is balanced by charm, and dumb luck is inexplicably on his side. America could do worse.

Secretary of State:
Bill Murray from Lost In Translation

A seasoned globetrotter steeped in regional traditions who has the respect of the whole wide world. And he kills Costello in karaoke, which is very important.

Press Secretary:
Bill Murray from Ghostbusters

“Cats and dogs, living together. Mass hysteria.” Dude knows how to brief a room.

Secretary of Health and Human Services:
Bill Murray from What About Bob.

A doctor-approved people person who knows that progress is measured in baby steps.

Secretary of Energy:
Bill Murray from Groundhog Day

Let’s be honest, this world is going to need a lot of do-overs.

Feeling better? Hold on to that bliss. And enjoy a healthy alternative to the inauguration brouhaha with multiple Murrays all Friday long in an IFC movie marathon including Kingpin, Zombieland, Ghostbusters, and Ghostbusters II.

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Hank Azaria Gets Thrown A Curve Ball

Brockmire Premieres April 5 at 10P

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Unless you’ve somehow missed every episode of the Simpsons since 1989, then surely you know that Hank Azaria is one of the most important character actors of our time. He’s so prolific and his voice is so dynamic that he’s responsible for more iconic personalities than most folks realize. Basically, he’s the great and powerful Oz — except that when you pull back the curtain the truth is actually more impressive. And now Hank is coming to IFC to bring yet another character to the TV pop culture hive mind in the new series Brockmire. Check out the trailer below.

Based on the following Funny or Die short and co-starring Amanda Peet, Brockmire follows the story of imploded major league sportscaster Jim Brockmire as he tries to resurrect his career by calling plays for a floundering minor league team in a podunk town.

The series is written by Joel Church-Cooper (Undateable) and produced by Funny or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell, meaning that there’s funny in front of the camera, funny behind the camera–funny all around. Sounds like a ball to us.

Brockmire premieres April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Car Notes

Portlandia On People Who Can’t Park

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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If flagrant bad parking takes nerve, then retaliatory note writing takes neuroses. Watch Fred and Carrie take passive aggression to next level in Car Notes, the new Portlandia web series presented by Subaru. The first episode is yours right here and now, and you can see every installment of Car Notes anytime online, on the IFC app and on demand.

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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