IFC, August 5, 2013

Scott Aukerman and IFC Present Comedy Bang! Bang! LIVE! Featuring Special Guest Paul F. Tompkins With Opening Act The Birthday Boys

Two-Week Tour Stops In New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, Milwaukee and More

New York, NY – Monday, August 5, 2013 –Scott Aukerman’s Comedy Bang! Bang! LIVE!, featuring special guest Paul F. Tompkins, along with opening act The Birthday Boys, are hitting the road together for a multi-city comedy tour, leading up to the return of Comedy Bang! Bang! from hiatus and The Birthday Boys series premiere on IFC in October.

The tour kicks off on September 28 in Los Angeles and stops in eleven other major markets before ending in Washington D.C. on October 15. Comedy Bang! Bang! LIVE! will feature host Scott Aukerman, Paul F. Tompkins, and special guests doing a mix of live performance pieces, audience interaction, character drop-ins, and improvisational games, along with sneak peek clips from the series.  

A portion of each CBB show will be recorded as a podcast, and the episodes will be for sale, both individually and as a full-tour subscription, at www.earwolf.com/store.

LA-based comedy troupe, The Birthday Boys, will open each date with a set peppered with their novel brand of silly-meets-smart comedy and fast-paced laughs.

Comedy Bang! Bang! LIVE! Dates and Venues- Tickets are on sale now.

September 28
September 29
October 1
October 2
October 7
October 8
October 9
October 10
October 12
October 13
October 14
October 15
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
Portland, OR
Seattle, WA
Milwaukee, WI
Chicago, IL
Pontiac, MI
Toronto, Canada
New York, NY
Boston, MA
Philadelphia, PA
Washington D.C.
Largo at the Coronet
Palace of Fine Arts
Aladdin Theater
Neptune Theatre
Turner Hall
Vic Theatre
Crofoot Ballroom
Danforth Music Hall
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Trocadero Theatre
9:30 Club

For more ticket information, visit: http://www.ifc.com/shows/comedy-bang-bang/tour

The tour is in support of the remaining ten episodes of Comedy Bang! Bang!’s second season which returns from hiatus in October and the series premiere of The Birthday Boys that same month.

The second season of Comedy Bang! Bang! kicked off in July with 20 all-new episodes and an exciting line-up of famous faces. The first ten episodes are airing through September 13, followed by a short hiatus before picking back up for ten more episodes on October 18. Infusing untraditional celebrity interviews and comedy sketches with a tinge of the surreal, host Scott Aukerman engages his guests with unfiltered, deadpan lines of questioning, accented by banter and beats provided by musical cohort Reggie Watts. Each celebrity appearance is blended with mind-bending filmed shorts, random character cameos and over-the-top spoofs. Joining Scott and Reggie this season are Jessica Alba, Zach Galifianakis, Pee-wee Herman, Jason Schwartzman and many more.

IFC’s new original sketch comedy series The Birthday Boys showcases the humor from the popular comedy troupe of the same name. Executive producers Bob Odenkirk and Ben Stiller bring viewers the genius of the comedy team that made a name for themselves at UCB LA and the Just For Laughs Festival. With a nod to absurd yet intelligent legacy sketch shows Monty Python, Mr. Show and Kids in the Hall, the series appropriates familiar scenarios and classic TV, film and sketch archetypes with a fresh take. Drawing from the unique collaboration between Odenkirk and The Birthday Boys as writers, directors and performers, The Birthday Boys features both stand-alone and multi-act sketches that poke fun at real-life moments and cultural touchstones.

For continued updates on both shows and the tour check out:
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Twitter: @ComedyBangBang @ifctv/#cbbtv and @scottaukerman
Facebook: facebook.com/ifccomedybangbang
Online: www.ifc.com/comedy-bang-bang
Art is available at press.ifc.com

The Birthday Boys
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Website: http://www.ifc.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ifc&www.twitter.com/thebirthdayboys

Paul F. Tompkins
Twitter: @PFTompkins

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