Comedy Bang! Bang!: Pop and Politics
Parks and Recreation’s Aziz Ansari returns for today’s special election episode of Comedy Bang Bang! Aziz talks about the inspiration behind his tour Buried Alive, the cast on Parks & Rec, and being scared of Gout. Bob Odenkirk, Mike Hanford, and Neil Campbell stop by to reunite with Scott as the political parodists The Washington Monugents to tickle some ribs and kick out some topical jams. Also joining us is political commentator Pat Buchanan who tells us his feelings on this election and plays a game of Would You Rather?
Guys, this episode is fantastic all around. Aziz is a great, chummy sport who is hilarious throughout, and plays a great straight-man when Odenkirk, Hanford, and Campbell come in for a brilliant bit. Odenkirk goes crazy with the improv along with Aukerman, and Hanford and Campbell chime in with perfectly timed tid-bits here and there that only make things better. After that, we have the always pleasurable James Adomian as Pat Buchannan, and he fucking tears it up. It reminds me of when I first didn’t know who Adomian was, but was so fucking shocked that he was Huell Howser, Jesse Ventura, The Sheriff of Nottingham, and Paul Giamatti. He’s just so into the character and spouts out some top notch improv on the spot, like the pro he is.
This episode gets just a big ol’ thumbs up.