Comedy Bang! Bang! host Scott Aukerman has announced the show’s first Australian tour, including a stop at Brisbane City Hall.
Comedy Bang! Bang! began life in 2009 as a weekly podcast blending conversation and character work from today’s funniest comedians. Hosted by writer and comedian Scott Aukerman, it features an assortment of guests and regular segments. Over the years, guests have included Paul F. Tompkins, Aimee Mann, Jon Hamm, Ben Stiller, Seth Rogen and more.
In 2012, Comedy Bang! Bang! also became a TV show — hosted by Scott Aukerman and, as of 2016, featuring Weird Al Yankovic as ‘Band Leader’ – a position that was previously held by Reggie Watts and Kid Cudi. The TV show is an extension of the podcast and again features a plethora of famous faces, funny people and engaging funny content. The TV show has been broadcast on SBS2 in Australia and can also be found on Netflix.
Before Comedy Bang! Bang!, Aukerman began his comedy career as a writer and performer on Mr Show, which received an Emmy nomination for its writing in 1999. Following the success of Mr Show, Scott co-founded the popular live show Comedy Death-Ray, that would later become Comedy Bang! Bang!
One of Scott’s most well known ventures is the FunnyorDie series Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, which he co-created and which received international acclaim when Zach Galifianakis interviewed Barrack Obama. The episode amassed over 48 million views. Aukerman directed and produced this episode, which won the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program. He won again in this category the following year for the episode featuring Brad Pitt.
Scott and a merry troupe of special guests and performers are coming to Australia for the first time in this live theatre show, bringing all the fun and laughter that has made Comedy Bang! Bang! a cult comedy hit.
Comedy Bang! Bang! comes to Brisbane City Hall on Thursday 25 August. Tickets go on sale this Friday 20 May through wearenice.com.au.