Scott Aukerman

Scott Aukerman

Highest Rated: 74% Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019)

Lowest Rated: 36% Misery Loves Comedy (2015)

Birthday: Jul 02, 1970

Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, USA

Scott Aukerman's absurdist comedy style led him to work with some of the biggest names in alternative comedy. Aukerman was discovered by actor and writer Bob Odenkirk, who was an audience member during one of his comedy troupe's shows at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Odenkirk recruited Aukerman and his college friend B.J. Porter as writers and occasional performers on "Mr. Show With Bob And David" (HBO, 1995-98), which starred Odenkirk and David Cross. A critically-acclaimed cult favorite, the show was nominated for an Emmy for Writing for a Variety or Music Program in 1999. Aukerman and Porter stayed behind the scenes after the show ended, writing scripts for several movies which included a very early draft of "Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny" (2006) and a punch up on the dialogue for the animated hit "Shark Tale" (2006). After that, Aukerman and Porter wrote a string of scripts that would not see any screen time, including a "Shrek" spin-off. Undeterred, he gained a following over the years with a talk show parody called "Comedy Death Ray" that started as a live performance in Los Angeles and eventually became a popular podcast. After Aukerman and Porter ended their longtime working relationship in 2011, Aukerman changed the name of the podcast to "Comedy Bang! Bang!" A television version of "Comedy Bang! Bang!" (IFC 2012- ) co-starred comedian and musician Reggie Watts and featured the same premise of Aukerman's surreal, non-sequitur-filled interviews with famous actors and comedians. A similar concept resulted in another Aukerman production, a web series in collaboration with Funny or Die called "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis" (2008- ) in which the bearded comedian conducted intentionally hostile, passive-aggressive interviews with celebrities. A March 2014 episode produced and directed by Aukerman and starring President Barack Obama (promoting his signature achievement, the Affordable Care Act) became both a viral hit and a political football, debating the propriety of a sitting president appearing on a comedy program.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
74% 43% Between Two Ferns: The Movie Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2019
No Score Yet 100% Origin Story Self - 2018
100% 62% Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special Director - 2017
36% 32% Misery Loves Comedy Unknown (Character) $5.3K 2015
No Score Yet 53% Chronic-Con, Episode 420: A New Dope Unknown (Character) - 2013
71% 72% Run Ronnie Run! Co-Screenwriter - 2002

TV

Credit
100% No Score Yet Aunty Donna's Big Ol' House of Fun Producer 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ Unknown (Guest Star),
Executive Producer
2019 2016-2017
75% 82% I'm Sorry Unknown (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big City Greens Unknown (Guest Voice) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Take My Wife Executive Producer 2018 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flulanthropy Executive Producer 2017
95% 94% Brooklyn Nine-Nine Glandis (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 91% Comedy Bang! Bang! Executive Producer,
Host
2012-2016
No Score Yet 87% At Midnight With Chris Hardwick Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet 74% Talking Dead Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Today Live Guest 2016
100% 30% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore Guest 2016
100% 93% The Birthday Boys Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Soup Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet 36% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Take Part Live Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Attack of the Show! Guest 2012
92% 95% Curb Your Enthusiasm Policeman (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Shoot Me Greenberg (Guest Star) 1999
100% 87% Mr. Show With Bob and David Unknown (Guest Star) 1998-1999 1996

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