IFC has announced that the second season of Comedy Bang! Bang! will kick off on Friday, July 12th. They’ve ordered 20 new episodes and have numerous guest stars booked.
Here’s a press release with the details:
COMEDY BANG! BANG! RETURNS WITH GUEST STARS…
JESSICA ALBA… AZIZ ANSARI… DAVID CROSS… JIM GAFFIGAN…
ZACH GALIFIANAKIS… BILL HADER…PEE-WEE HERMAN…
GILLIAN JACOBS… RASHIDA JONES…ANNA KENDRICK… ANDY RICHTER…
ZOE SALDANA… ANDY SAMBERG… JASON SCHWARTZMAN…
SARAH SILVERMAN… COBIE SMULDERS… CASEY WILSON
Second Season with Host Scott Aukerman and Musical Cohort Reggie Watts Premieres with 20 All New Episodes Starting Friday, July 12
Appearances by Selma Blair, Andy Daly, Will Forte, Chris Hardwick, Nick Kroll, Thomas Lennon, Jack McBrayer, Christopher Meloni, Bobby Moynihan, Bob Odenkirk, Jordan Peele, Horatio Sanz, Kristen Schaal, Ben Schwartz, Adam Scott, Paul F. Tompkins & more
New York, NY – Monday, May 20 2013– The second season of Comedy Bang! Bang! kicks off on Friday, July 12 at 10PM ET/PT with 20 all new episodes and a robust line-up of famous faces. The first ten episodes will air from July 12 – September 13, followed by a short fall hiatus before picking back up on Friday, October 18 for ten more episodes. Host Scott Aukerman (co-creator/director/producer, Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis; writer/performer, Mr. Show) and musical cohort Reggie Watts (Conan, Reggie Watts: A Live At Central Park, Jash.com) both return to Comedy Bang! Bang! with their clever take on the well-known format of a late night talk show.
Joining Scott and Reggie in the studio this season are Jessica Alba (Sin City), Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation), David Cross (Arrested Development, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret), Jim Gaffigan (Flight of the Concords, Bored to Death), Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover I, II, III), Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live), Pee-wee Herman (Pee-wee’s Playhouse), Gillian Jacobs (Community), Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation), Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air), Andy Richter (Conan), Zoe Saldana (Star Trek, Avatar), Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live, The Lonely Island), Jason Schwartzman (Moonrise Kingdom, The Darjeeling Limited), Sarah Silverman (Wreck-It-Ralph, The Sarah Silverman Program), Cobie Smulders (The Avengers, How I Met Your Mother) and Casey Wilson (Happy Endings). Additional guests include James Adomian (Childrens Hospital), Matt Besser (Upright Citizens Brigade), Michael Ian Black (The State, Burning Love), Selma Blair (Anger Management, Hellboy), Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live), Andy Daly (Delocated), Adam DeVine (Workaholics, Pitch Perfect), Nat Faxon (Ben & Kate), Dave Foley (Kids in the Hall, NewsRadio), Will Forte (Saturday Night Live), Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development), Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead, Comedy Central Late Night Show (still untitled)), Rob Huebel (Human Giant, The Desecendants), Nick Kroll (The Kroll Show, The League), Phil LaMarr (Futurama, Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway), Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!), John Carroll Lynch (Fargo, Shutter Island), Jason Mantzoukas (The League, The Dictator), Jack McBrayer (30 Rock, Wreck-It Ralph), Tim Meadows (Saturday Night Live, The Ladies Man), Christopher Meloni (42, Man of Steel), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live), Bob Odenkirk (Mr. Show, Breaking Bad), Adam Pally (Happy Endings), Jimmy Pardo (Conan), Jordan Peele (Key & Peele), Jim Rash (Community), Lance Reddick (The Wire, Fringe), Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night Live), Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Concords, Bob’s Burgers, The Daily Show), Ben Schwartz (House of Lies, Parks and Recreation), Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), Lynne Marie Stewart (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia), Dave Thomas (Second City TV), Paul F. Tompkins (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Community), Joe Lo Truglio (Wet Hot American Summer, Burning Love), Matt Walsh (Veep, Ted), Michaela Watkins (Saturday Night Live, Enlightened), Zach Woods (The Office, In The Loop), “Weird Al” Yankovic (White & Nerdy, Face to Face), Cedric Yarbrough (Reno 911!) and many more.
“It’s amazing to have this caliber of talent on our couch again for the second season of Comedy Bang! Bang!,” said Scott Aukerman. “I haven’t been this excited since I wrote my press release quote for season one.”
Comedy Bang! Bang! breaks the traditional late night talk show format by infusing celebrity appearances and comedy sketches with a tinge of the surreal. Scott engages his guests with unfiltered and improvisational lines of questioning, punctuated by banter and beats provided by Reggie to reinvent the traditional celebrity interview. Along with the series’ character cameos, filmed shorts and surprise guest stars, this season will also feature special holiday-themed and musical episodes.
Comedy Bang! Bang! is produced for IFC by Abso Lutely Productions; Scott Aukerman and Dave Kneebone serve as executive producers.
IFC creates and champions authentic, original comedies that are “Always On. Slightly Off,” which air alongside an extraordinary collection of films and comedic cult TV shows. IFC.com features exclusive video, web series, podcasts, blogs and additional content that engages fans with IFC originals. The network’s On Demand offering, IFC Free, gives viewers the opportunity to watch select content from IFC whenever they want. Established in 1994, IFC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and is available in over 70 million homes on every major cable, satellite and telco provider.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to the return of this show?