With more than 500 audio episodes and 110 TV episodes (of its now defunct IFC series), Comedy Bang! Bang! is among the biggest comedy podcasts of the past decade and consistently a Podmass favorite. The show has a great stable of one-off and recurring characters, like Paul F. Tompkins’ Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jason Mantzoukas’ vampire chef Emeril Lugosi, and Andy Daly’s perverted theater director Don Dimelo. We spoke with Comedy Bang! Bang! host and creator Scott Aukerman at the Now Hear This festival to discuss what makes a great CBB character.