When Comedy Bang! Bang! returns to IFC on July 12, Andy Samberg drops by for a delightful chat with host Scott Aukerman. Well, maybe not so much delightful as… DOWNRIGHT DANGEROUS! As you will see in the video below, something starts to smell funny when Aukerman asks the former Saturday Night Live star a rather pungent question.
Of course, Samberg, who headlines Fox’s fall comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, isn’t the only celebrity who will pop up this season on the off-beat series that dares to laugh in the face of the typical late-night talk show. Jessica Alba, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Bill Hader, Paul Reubens, Rashida Jones, Sarah Silverman, and Adam Scott, among others, will be comically cavorting with Aukerman and co-host Reggie Watts. “You can tune in to see Anna Kendrick get very close to drunk on the air,” says Aukerman. “You can tune in to see Zoe Saldana arrested by a police officer in the middle of an interview. You can tune in to see Casey Wilson embrace her passion for musical theater. You can tune in to see a big [Mr. Show] reunion of David Cross and Bob Odenkirk doing a sketch together. And you can tune into see Zack Galifianakis as a jolly fat man who also happens to be Santa Claus.”
Enough about the guests – what about some Scott scoop? “I have a huge emotional arc this season,” Aukerman deadpans. “Sharp-eyed viewers will notice me asking a certain question almost every episode to our guests, and by the end of the season I finally get my answer…. You also will learn the story of how Reggie and I first met. It involves Cobie Smulders and it was all filmed, so that really works out for people wanting to watch it.”