Funny Or Die CEO says Between Two Ferns should get "anyone but Trump" at Humanitarian Award gala

Last month, Los Angeles’ Venice Family Clinic announced that it would be giving Between Two Ferns host Zach Galifianakis and producer Scott Aukerman (a.k.a. Scott Ankerman) with its Humanitarian Award for the work they did in promoting the Affordable Care Act. The award was presented to them at a gala event over the…

Earwolf is bringing back The Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project for a second demented season

Earwolf’s The Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project was one of the comedy gems of 2014, as pure a distillation of the Review star’s demented brilliance as you might ever hope to listen to. Featuring eight of the inevitably horrible human beings who live in Daly’s brain, the show presented itself as a series of pilots for…

Adam Scott and Scott Aukerman have a new band-based podcast, R U Talkin' R.E.M. Re: Me?

And dos, tres, catorce: Adam Scott and Scott Aukerman are back with a new podcast. In the spiritual tradition of their previous, centuries-old podcast, U Talkin’ U2 2 Me?, the pair have found a new muse: Adam Scott’s favorite band of all time, R.E.M. It is a foregone conclusion that we will not listen to this band.

Fan favorites Womp It Up! and U Talkin’ U2 To Me? emerge from hibernation with surprise episodes

In Podmass, The A.V. Club sifts through the ever-expanding world of podcasts and recommends the previous week’s best episodes. Have your own favorite? Let us know in the comments or at podmass@avclub.com.

Here’s Comedy Bang! Bang! 101, according to host Scott Aukerman

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 featured great comedic talents like Paul F. Tompkins, Aziz Ansari, Chelsea Peretti, and Amy Poehler. We…

Michael Bolton needs you this Valentine’s Day

Michael Bolton will be lonely this Valentine’s Day. Or at least, he says he will. That’s the conceit that Bolton, Scott Aukerman, and Akiva Schaffer kept up when we sat down with them last week in New York to discuss their Netflix special Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special—a collection of zany sketches…

Silly demolishes sexy in Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special

Despite the title, it’s not a good idea to cue up Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special with a special someone in hopes that viewing it will lead to fornication. By the time you get to Fred Armisen performing an ultrasound on a piece of chocolate your libido will be dead, but at least you’ll be laughing…

Andy Daly, Scott Aukerman, and a bunch of comedy ringers all need rides in the Drive Share trailer

Uber and Lyft would probably be less of a nightmare if you were guaranteed to interact with at least one brilliant comedy mind over the course of your amateur taxi trip. Or maybe not, if the trailer for go90’s new series Drive Share is anything to go off of: the promo features comedy ringers like Natasha Leggero,…

It’s a Comedy Bang! Bang! to be thankful for as the end approaches

How sharper than a turkey’s beak it is to have a thankless audience. But “Mike Colter Wears A Pink Button Up And Black Boots” won’t have that problem. Who could be ungrateful for one last Thanksgiving from a show that loves its holiday episodes like Comedy Bang! Bang! does? That’s doubly true when the show features…

A slight Comedy Bang! Bang! still hits some strong notes

“We don’t have a lot of money for bleeps,” Scott scolds a foul-mouthed guest in tonight’s episode. But in these last few episodes of the series, it feels like Comedy Bang! Bang! is going all out on small production and design elements. Mimicry of talk shows and infotainment has always been CB!B!’s signature, but “Ben…

When Krysten Ritter shows up, it’s partay time on Comedy Bang! Bang!

Are you a Scott or a “Weird Al”? Yeah, this wasn’t a dichotomy in the Comedy Bang! Bang! universe until “Krysten Ritter Wears A Turtleneck And Black Boots” spelled it out. But tonight, Comedy Bang! Bang! asks: Who are you? Are you a rule-following dork, or a rule-flouting scamp? Are you the fearless fun-lover who…