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Episode 149 — Live from SXSW 2012


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Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:01 PM

This week's Comedy Bang Bang was recorded live at the South by Southwest Festival 2012 in Austin, Texas. Our guest for the prestigious affair is the one and only Tim Heidecker who shows off his prowess in comedy, music, and headwear. To comment on all the delicious cuisine Austin has to offer is Merrill Shindler, who just might have found a new best friend in Bob Ducca. And since we have Reggie Watts around to perform the theme song and music breaks, it only makes sense that we should challenge our guests to a Freestyle Rap Battle! A great big Texas-sized thank you to everyone who came out to the show!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 01:43 AM

I can't tell you how happy it made me to hear Merrill Schindler's voice again. Is there anything more soothing?
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:02 AM

I did not see this Bob Ducca revelation coming! This is HUGE NEWS!
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:29 AM

James Adomian was great as Alf.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:44 AM

My name is Raxo and I'm here to say
I want to hear more of Scott rapping in a terrible way

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:49 AM

This was my favorite episode everyone was soo good! bob ducca is a legend.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:42 AM

"Bigger, Bolder, Thicker....like my dumps".....Thats all you need to know.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 10:25 AM

Looking forward to a "Milo and Otis"-style Bob Ducca and Merrill Shindler adventure.
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 11:36 AM

Poor Bob Ducca, learning after all these years he was never actually married to Scott's mother. I feel his pain. I I hope he is doing okay with this shocking news since it must surely cause stress in his life which could be bad for his health.

Also, isn't Reggie Watts technically a guest?

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 11:45 AM

Just asked for Schindler yesterday in the "what guests would you like to see" thread. It worked!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 01:47 PM

I wasn't really feeling this episode until Bob Ducca showed up. Although, I do feel a little sad for his marriage to Gloria being a sham, he must be in a rough place right now. Maybe a night or two more at the ranch will do him some good.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:29 PM

Been a while since the great Bob Ducca was on the show - missed him, hope his South by South West Nile Virus clears up.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:11 PM

where are the pics?
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:29 PM

View PostSweets and Meats, on 19 March 2012 - 03:11 PM, said:

where are the pics?


Our lovely sxsw photographers are trying to sort through an entire week's worth of pictures, but I promise we'll have plenty very soon!!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:47 PM

I really missed Bob Ducca and his trademark catch phrase: "Huh?"
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:04 PM

View PostShannon, on 19 March 2012 - 03:29 PM, said:


Our lovely sxsw photographers are trying to sort through an entire week's worth of pictures, but I promise we'll have plenty very soon!!

Cool!
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:03 PM

I just wanted to let everyone know this, because I didn't hear it pick up on the mics... but Merrill/James WAS indeed eating the ENTIRE show. It was amazing.

Was anyone else there with me at the live taping?

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:09 AM

View PostShannon, on 19 March 2012 - 09:03 PM, said:

I just wanted to let everyone know this, because I didn't hear it pick up on the mics... but Merrill/James WAS indeed eating the ENTIRE show. It was amazing.


That's hilarious. Thanks for the insider details, Shannon!
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:23 PM

Since the pics aren't sorted yet, I found this one on HuffingtonPost of TIm Heidecker in his Texas cowboy hat, the new Doritos "Jacked" they mentioned, and apparently a banana as well:

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:31 PM

oooh thanks for posting that Brendan!!

The banana and Doritos are the food I previously mentioned James/Merrill eating during the show!


Those Doritos were a really big deal... they were seriously everywhere. Doritos built a giant 3 story vending machine right behind Esther's. Be prepared to hear about them on all of the live sxsw podcasts. It was a good running gag.