IFC, April 13, 2016

COMEDY BANG! BANG!’S “WEIRDEST” SEASON YET SEASON FIVE PREMIERES JUNE 3

Kevin Bacon, Kaley Cuoco, Tony Hale, Joe Jonas, Aubrey Plaza & Many More Guest Stars To Come

Comedy Bang! Bang! is getting weirder this season…and it’s not just thanks to the new bandleader and co-host, “Weird Al” Yankovic. Season five, premiering with two back-to-back episodes on Friday, June 3 at 11:00pm ET/PT and 11:30pm ET/PT on IFC, brings us the highly-anticipated return of the surreal, wildly entertaining scripted talk show, hosted and created by Scott Aukerman.  The new season returns with 20 episodes filled with an exciting line-up of guest stars, including award-winning musicians, top-tier comics, sketch luminaries, and the star of an 80’s classic dance movie, each joining in on the fun with Scott and Al. Every week, two back-to-back episodes will air starting at 11:00pm; the first 10 episodes run through July 1, and the remaining 10 episodes will air on IFC this fall.

Guest stars coming to the couch this season include: Kevin Bacon (FootlooseApollo 13), Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory, The Wedding Ringer), Nathan Fielder (Nathan For You), singer-songwriter Ben Folds (Rockin’ the Suburbs, Zak and Sara), Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development), singer-songwriter Joe Jonas (Sorry, Not Right Now), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates), Kristen Schaal (The Last Man on EarthBob’s Burgers), hip-hop singer-songwriter T-Pain (Buy U a Drank, Bartender), singer-songwriter duo Tegan and Sara (Everything is Awesome!!, Closer), and comedy trio The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone).

Also appearing this season:  Kate Berlant (Animals.), Matt Besser (The Upright Citizens Brigade), Neil Campbell (Love, Comedy Bang! Bang!), Nate Corddry (MomChildrens Hospital), Dave Foley (The Kids in the Hall, Newsradio), Lauren Lapkus (Orange is the New BlackJurassic World), director McG (Charlie’s Angels, This Means War), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live, Sisters), Laraine Newman (Saturday Night Live), Mike O’Brien (Saturday Night Live), Haley Joel Osment (The Spoils of Babylon, Entourage), Jon Polito (Miller’s Crossing, Barton Fink), Emily Bett Rickards (ArrowBrooklyn), Paul Rust (LoveInglourious Basterds),   Rosa Salazar (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials), Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night Live, Wreck-It Ralph),   Ben Schwartz (House of LiesParks and Recreation),  Abigail Spencer (Rectify, Oz the Great and Powerful), Steve-O (Jackass),  Fred Willard (Best in Show, Modern Family), Chris Wood (The Vampire Diaries), and many more.

Season five episodes will also be available on the new IFC mobile app.

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