When Comedy Bang! Bang! debuted on IFC two years ago, transforming the free-form improv of its podcast sibling into a tight 22 minutes of television seemed like a tall order. That’s why creator Scott Aukerman didn’t try; his TV show is a much different beast from the podcast, and successfully so: The series kicks off its 40-episode fourth season next year.
Deeply silly and never afraid to go on a surreal tangent, Comedy Bang! Bang! is one of a kind, even on the crowded cable spectrum. That’s why we’re excited to debut a couple clips from upcoming episodes. The first comes from the episode that airs this Friday and features the Lonely Island. Explaining it more will just sound bizarre.
The second clip comes from the season 4 premiere, which airs January 9 and features Ty Burrell of Modern Family. And, naturally, sword-fighting.
Comedy Bang! Bang! airs Friday nights on IFC at 11 p.m. eastern, followed by The Birthday Boys, which you should also be watching.