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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Comedy Bang! Bang! tour

This week in press releases brings us Scott Aukerman's latest inspiration, Comedy Bang! Bang!, coming soon to a venue near you (if you're in one of the cities below). Canadian fans of this hugely popular podcast (and now TV series) will note the last date on the tour: Aug. 10. Scott and his gang of merry mirth-makers will be performing at the Biltmore Cabaret right here in sunny Vancouver, thanks to the efforts of Will Davis and the local comedy festival. The poster doesn't reflect it, but it says so right here on the press release so it must be true.

Comedy Bang! Bang! LIVE! will feature a mix of live stand-up, character cameos, and improvisational games along with sneak peek clips from the series. Parts of each performance will be taped for Scott’s popular Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast. Scott will be joined by a rotating cast of Comedy Bang! Bang! regulars including comedians James Adomian, Tim Heidecker, and Paul F. Tompkins as well as special guests along the way. Comedy Bang! Bang! LIVE! begins in San Diego, CA at Comic Con on July 15, 2012 and picks back up in Minneapolis, MN on July 29, 2012; For more ticket information, visit:

Comedy Bang! Bang! LIVE! Dates and Venues:
Sunday, July 15                   The Casbah                    San Diego, CA
Sunday, July 29                   Cedar Cultural Center  Minneapolis, MN
Monday, July 30                  Logan Square Auditorium      Chicago, IL
Wednesday, August 1           Neptune Theater              Seattle, WA°
Thursday, August 2              Aladdin Theatre                 Portland, OR°
Friday, August 3                   Herbst Theatre         San Francisco, CA°
Saturday, August 4       First Unitarian Church    Los Angeles, CA°      
Monday, August 6                 Royale                                  Boston, MA°
Tuesday, August 7 -Two Shows  Highline Ballroom     New York, NY°
Wednesday, August 8             Howard Theatre        Washington, D.C.°
Thursday, August 9                 Trocadero Theatre    Philadelphia, PA°
Friday, August 10                      Biltmore Cabaret       Vancouver, B.C.
°Kurt Braunohler will be the opening act on these dates.

Comedy Bang! Bang! LIVE! is in support of Comedy Bang! Bang! which airs Friday nights at 10pm ET/PT on IFC. Cleverly riffing on the well-known format of the late night talk show and based on Scott Aukerman’s popular podcast of the same name, Comedy Bang! Bang! infuses celebrity appearances and comedy sketches with a tinge of the surreal, as if Fernwood Tonight had Hollywood’s A-list of the day and mixed in the dream sequences and talking inanimate objects of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse. In each episode, Aukerman engages his guests with unfiltered and improvisational lines of questioning, punctuated by banter and beats provided by musical cohort Reggie Watts (Conan), to reinvent the traditional celebrity interview. Packed with character cameos, filmic shorts, sketches, games, abrupt dream sequence detours and talking set pieces, Comedy Bang! Bang! delivers thirty minutes of absurd laugh-loaded fun featuring some of the biggest names in comedy.

For continued updates on both shows and the tour check out:

Twitter: @ifctv/@scottaukerman/#cbbtv

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