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Theater & art

Aukerman and crew come in with a ‘Bang!’

Scott Aukerman’s surreal talk show “Comedy Bang! Bang!” would have been impossible to pitch to a network. Lucky for Aukerman, IFC, a network with a sweet tooth for the strange and funny, picked up the show based on the “Bang! Bang!” podcast and let him figure out what it would look like later.

“They already were fans of the podcast and they offered me the show sight unseen without ever talking to me about it and without ever figuring out what it would be,” Aukerman says. “Which is a weird way to make a show. But a great one. I wish more people would do it.”

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