Welcome to Comedy Bang Bang! As today is our first day on Funny Or Die, we've pulled out all the stops and brought in some of the most talented folks we know. Folks like Zach Galifianakis from The Hangover and Between Two Ferns. Folks like famed film director (and friend of Paul F. Tompkins) Werner Herzog. And who better to score this star-struck episode than Yo La Tengo, gods of alt rock. If this is your first episode, enjoy! If you're a long time listener: Be on your best behavior, we're having company!
Episode 122 — Shanghaied by Irene
Posted 12 September 2011 - 05:49 AM
Wonderful episode. Zach Galifianakis is always an entertaining guest, and Paul F. Tompkins is his usual, brilliant self. Seriously, how does that guy so consistently hit podcast appearances out of the park? It's unreal. Only Andy Daly is in the same league as he is. Plus, who doesn't love Yo La Tengo?
Posted 12 September 2011 - 09:49 AM
Yes he often reads out the rules during the bass part, I think sometimes he just wants to keep things moving, other times it's funnier to let it keep going, I'm sure there's different reasons why he might decide to cut it off early or just let it sustain.
Posted 12 September 2011 - 01:51 PM
Golly that was one of the funniest in a while. Holy shit Paul F Tompkins is the wittiest man in the universe. Maybe it was a schtick but I thought I detected some honest to goodness frustration from Galifianakis from being word-bamboozled so many times.
And those Yo La Tengo songs were stellar. I am a huge fan of the band and even I cannot believe how good they sounded - especially the acoustic version of Sugar Cube. Really really cool.
Edit: Speaking of which, I know it's tradition to only have two clips pulled from the episode, but it would be pretty cool to be able to download those songs individually.