Comedy Bang! Bang!: “Michael Cera Wears A Yellow Collared Shirt And White Sneakers”

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Despite (or perhaps because of) its prolific output, Comedy Bang! Bang! has not changed much during its four-season existence. For all 70 episodes so far aired, Reggie Watts created all of Bang! Bang!’s music—disjointed jams perfectly matched to the off-kilter nature of the show. But beyond just music, Reggie was a…

Comedy Bang! Bang!: “Thomas Middleditch Wears an Enigmatic Sweatshirt and Sweatpants with Pockets”

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“Thomas Middleditch Wears an Enigmatic Sweatshirt and Sweatpants with Pockets” is a funny episode of sketch comedy. There’s no doubt there. Thomas Middleditch, the breakout star of Silicon Valley, brings his awkward charm to the blue couch in the same week David Letterman, a clear influence on Aukerman, put in his…

Comedy Bang! Bang!: “Jack Black Wears An Embroidered Cowboy Shirt And Ox Blood Sneakers”

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Sketch comedy, like fruit, is a gamble. You know that going in. When it works, it transcends the script, lights, cameras—a small piece of magic unfolds. It feels alchemical and fleeting, which is what makes it so powerful and exciting. When sketch comedy does not work, however, the artifice is obvious and glaring. So…

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Comedy Bang! Bang!: “Dax Shepard Wears A Heather Grey Shirt And Black Blazer”

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Comedy Bang! Bang! is unique in both its origin (the podcast that beget a network that beget a television show) and its execution. Aukerman and gang are just as happy with a roulette of random sketches as they are with a heavily-themed episode. In “Dax Shepard Wears A Heather Grey Shirt And Black Blazer,” Bang! Bang!

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