Comedy Bang! Bang! At Columbus

(8.23) “Comedy Bang! Bang!” was one of the funniest television shows ever. Its creator and star Scott Aukerman may not be a household name, but his fingerprints are all over the nuttiest comedy of recent years. Early on he wrote for and performed on the seminal sketch series “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” later becoming co-creator and director of the Funny or Die web series “Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis.

Emerging from the podcast of the same name, the television show ran for five seasons on IFC (Weird Al was the music director in the final season).

This live show last cruised through town in 2019 and was fairly loosey-goosey until the excellent Paul F. Tomkins came on stage. He had obviously prepared some bits and the quality of the “improvisation” really picked up at this point. Tomkins is once again on the bill, but no other guests are named at this time. It looks like SNL’s Heidi Gardner has appeared on recent shows on the tour, and Lily Sullivan (Killing It, Righteous Gemstones, I Think You Should Leave) may be bringing her Francesca Bolognese to town, but you never know. Go here to buy tickets to Comedy Bang Bang with Scott Aukerman and the CBB All-Stars.

All ages, doors 7pm, 8pm, Tuesday, August 23, Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway, (directions)

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