Emmy Award-winning writer Scott Aukerman is the host of the IFC television series Comedy Bang! Bang! and co-creator of Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis. As co-founder of the Earwolf network of comedy-related podcasts, he is at the epicenter of a rapidly expanding universe of the smartest and silliest talent working in entertainment today. “Weird Al” Yankovic has sold more than 12 million albums and won four Grammys. His most recent record, Mandatory Fun, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, the first-ever comedy album to do so. In the following thread, Scott and Al talk about their love/hate relationships with their pets, reveal plans for the supergroup of all supergroups (featuring Al, Pee-wee Herman, and Prince), and discuss what it’s like to make President Obama squirm.
“WHAT WERE YOU DOING IN MY HOUSE?????”
“I never knew you were so easily discouraged. I’ll have to be extra careful not to excel at anything when I’m around you.”
“The whole White House staff seemed to be going back and forth from being delighted and star-struck, to freaking out that we were going to trash the place.”