IFC has picked up two new scripted comedy series, Comedy Bang! Bang! and Bunk (working title). Both have received orders for 10 episodes to premiere back-to-back in June as a one-hour original comedy block. “With popular shows like Portlandia and Todd Margaret currently on our air and now the addition of Comedy Bang! Bang! and Bunk, IFC is quickly becoming known as a destination for top comedic talent,” said IFC’s SVP oroginal programming Debbie DeMontreux.
Comedy Bang! Bang! is a sketch variety show featuring celebrity guests, comedy sketches, and animation. The series is hosted by Scott Aukerman (Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis) and based upon his podcast of the same name. Music will be provided by the show’s resident one-man bandleader Reggie Watts. Comedy Bang! Bang! is produced for IFC by Abso Lutely Prods; Aukerman, Dave Kneebone and Leo Allen serve as executive producers.
Bunk, which came out of the New York TV Festival, is a game-show parody featuring a rotating lineup of comedian contestants performing absurd comedy challenges, created by Ethan T. Berlin and Eric Bryant and hosted by stand-up comedian Kurt Braunohler. The series is produced for IFC by Avalon Television; Eric Bryant, Ethan T. Berlin, David Martin, Jon Thoday and Richard Allen-Turner serve as executive producers. Kurt Braunohler and Dan Lubetkin serve as co-executive producers.