You know those birthday parties that your mom would throw for you in the backyard of the house? The ones where everyone would get a party hat and exactly the same amount of birthday cake and identical party favors and whatever game you played, be it Pin the Tail on the Donkey or a three-legged race, everyone would win? Well Comedy Bang! Bang! doesn’t play like that. No, when Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts throw a party they only play games that no one wins. You see, it’s okay to lose. But just one loser could feel bad about themselves and it could have a serious impact on one’s self-esteem. So in fact, it’s best if no one wins at all. That outcome is encouraged, really. Why else would you pit Ed Helms (star of “The Hangover” and The Office) against a sad sack straight edge daredevil and a man with an impeccable sense of a style who knows how to rock the season’s most important accessory the neck brace in a guessing game with no right answer? After all, this isn’t Bunk.
Watch Ed Helms lose with style in this clip from Comedy Bang! Bang!
Comedy Bang! Bang! airs on IFC on Fridays at 10/9c