Emmy winner Scott Aukerman is quickly rising to the top as a creator, producer, host, and writer in the world of comedy.
Aukerman is best known as the creator, host, writer, and producer of the parody talk show Comedy Bang! Bang!. The show wrapped its fourth season on IFC with an incredible 40 episodes, and season 5 will premiere later this year with Weird Al serving as bandleader. Past guests include Zoe Saldana, Paul F. Tompkins, Jon Hamm, Aziz Ansari, Adam Scott, Patton Oswalt, Seth Rogen, Thomas Lennon, Zach Galifianakis, David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Silverman, Amy Poehler, Michael Cera, and many others.
This past year, Aukerman wrote the hilarious 67th Primetime Emmy Awards with Andy Samberg. The Hollywood Reporter’s Tim Goodman writes, “Entertaining, weird, shocking in parts and glorious and fun in others — the Emmys was finally a mix of things that worked as a TV event and didn’t leave everyone bored in the process.”
Aukerman’s production company, CBB Productions, is currently developing multiple projects for a variety of networks which will further expand Aukerman’s unique brand of comedy. In January of this year, NBC Universal added to the streaming service world with the comedy-focused subscription service Seeso. Seeso will showcase more than 20 original series during its first year, and among them are two shows produced by CBB Productions, including the highly-anticipated reality spoof show Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, which will premiere on March 17, 2016, and Take My Wife. Both shows are being executive produced by Aukerman.
In addition, Aukerman is also the co-creator, co-producer, co-writer and a director of the Funny or Die web series Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis. The faux talk show, hosted by Zach Galifianakis, has featured interviews with Brad Pitt, James Franco, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lawrence, and Amy Adams, plus many more. The popular web series received worldwide attention for a recent installment featuring President Barack Obama, for which Aukerman won an Emmy. In 2015, the series again won the Emmy for their episode featuring Brad Pitt.
Aukerman began his career as a writer and performer on the HBO cult class Mr. Show with Bob and David for which he garnered an Emmy nomination in the category of “Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program.” To come full circle, Aukerman recently wrote and starred in Bob Odenkirk and David Cross’ new show called W/ Bob and David. Netflix picked up four half-hour episodes, which can now be watched through the streaming service.
In 2010, Aukerman co-founded the Earwolf Podcast Network as an umbrella to a number of podcasts including the one he hosts, Comedy Bang! Bang!: The Podcast. Aukerman’s weekly podcast averages 2 million downloads a month, and features comedians and actors in an open conversation about odd topics. Rolling Stone labeled the podcast as “one of the ten best comedy podcasts;” it was voted “Best Podcast” by A.V. Club, and Entertainment Weekly called it “consistently hilarious, always unpredictable.” The Network is also home to more than 30 podcast shows including Tig Notaro’s Professor Blastoff, Paul Scheer’s How Did This Get Made, and Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black’s Topics.
As a writer, Aukerman worked on the DreamWorks picture Shark Tale, which was nominated for an Academy Award for “Best Animated Feature” in 2005. He also helped co- write the 2012 comedy Run Ronnie Run with David Cross and Bob Odenkirk. Recently, Aukerman has added comic book writer to his ever-growing resume. He has written comics such as Deadpool and Secret Wars Journal #3 for Marvel.
Aukerman currently resides in Los Angeles.