The hit Earwolf-produced comedy podcast Comedy Bang Bang (formerly Comedy Death-Ray Radio), which stars comedian/writer Scott Aukerman (Mr. Show, Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis), bandleadear Reggie Watts (Conan), and a variety of guests from the comedy, film, television, and music worlds, has been made into a 30-minute TV show. It premieres June 8 at 10 P.M. on IFC, which has, in recent years, rebranded itself as a mecca for “alternative” comedy shows (Portlandia, Todd Margaret, Bunk, The Onion News Network).

The TV version of Comedy Bang Bang takes the format of the late-night talk show and turns it on its head. It’s filled to the brim with the character cameos, comedy sketches, and games that are popular on the podcast, along with some new elements only made possible in the visual realm. First-season guests include Zach Galifianakis, Adam Scott, Amy Poehler,”Weird Al” Yankovic, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, and Jon Hamm.

To whet our appetites, IFC has released the full second episode of the show, with guest Amy Poehler.

Also recommended viewing: this clip of Jon Hamm freestyle rapping about the TV show Taxi, accompanied by Watts.

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After shutting down her own blog, Looking at Them, in mid-2008, Kelly migrated over to Popdose, bringing with her Soundtrack Saturday, the most popular column from her old site. Kelly makes a living as a fashion and marketing copywriter, which takes up a lot of her time. However, when she is able to write about things that have nothing to do with her day job, she contributes reviews and musings on music, film and a variety of other topics. In addition to Soundtrack Saturday, columns she's written include Filminism and Pulling Rank.

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