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Beats By Scott

5 Best Rapper Moments From Comedy Bang! Bang!

T-Pain brings the beats to Comedy Bang! Bang! this Friday at 11P.

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Judging by the Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast, host Scott Aukerman is a huge hip-hop fan. Rap battles are a regular feature on the show, with Aukerman always beginning “My name’s Rappin’ Scott and I’m here to say, it’s fun to rap in a [fill in the blank] way.” His IFC talk show has also shown a penchant for highlighting rap in an offbeat (and sometimes off-key) way. With Auto-tune maestro T-Pain set to stop by this week, we thought we’d take a look back at some of the greatest (and most surprising) rappers to ever sit on the CBB couch.

5. MC Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Comedy Bang! Bang! all-star Paul F. Tompkins shows up here as a rapping Andrew Lloyd Webber, putting a new spin on his classic musical Jesus Christ Superstar. Let’s hope something rhymes with Judas.


4. Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi had a lot of great moments during his time as a CB!B! bandleader, but we’ll never forget his take on Riff Raff in the show’s Rocky Horror Picture Show spoof.


3. The Lonely Island

Canadian Indie Pop stars Tegan and Sara have a problem. Ever since their hit “Everything is Awesome,” from The Lego Movie, the Lonely Island boys insist on following them around and interrupting them with rap verses, which is just plain rude.


2. Schoolboy Q

Schoolboy Q

Schoolboy Q gave Scott some inside info during his season four appearance. Did you know that he got his name thanks to a very specific sponsorship deal? “I get paid a sh– ton of money just to say the letter Q,” he revealed.


1. A$AP Rocky

Asap Rocky

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Thank god for Reggie Watts. The former bandleader may be gone, but will never be forgotten, what with all the blunts he left  in the couch cushions. Here, hip-hop superstar A$AP Rocky proved even weed couldn’t make host Scott Aukerman (“Not Smoker-man”) cool.

Check out T-Pain’s sure-to-be-hit new song in a clip from Friday’s brand new Comedy Bang! Bang!.

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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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