Scott Aukerman’s podcast-turned-surreal talk show “Comedy Bang! Bang!” returns to IFC for a second season on Friday, July 12 at 10pm, the network announced today. The half-hour show, hosted by Aukerman (the co-creator, director and producer of the brilliant “Between Two Ferns”) and his “band,” Reggie Watts, will have a 20 episode run this year, double the number from last year.
The new season will run in two chunks, from July 12 through September 13 and from October 18 through December. The guest list includes Jessica Alba (“Sin City”), Aziz Ansari (“Parks and Recreation”), David Cross (“Arrested Development”), Zach Galifianakis (“The Hangover”), Bill Hader (“Saturday Night Live”), Pee-wee Herman (“Pee-wee’s Playhouse”), Rashida Jones (“Celeste & Jesse Forever”), Anna Kendrick (“Up in the Air”), Jason Schwartzman (“Moonrise Kingdom”), Casey Wilson (“Happy Endings”) and many, many more.
“It’s amazing to have this caliber of talent on our couch again for the second season of Comedy Bang! Bang!,” said Aukerman in the announcement. “I haven’t been this excited since I wrote my press release quote for season one.” The announcement promises that this season will also feature special holiday-themed and musical episodes.