TV Club: Comedy Bang! Bang!: “Colin Hanks Wears A Denim Button Down And Black Sneakers”

Whatever nascent budget IFC gives Comedy Bang! Bang!, Aukerman and company decided to spend it all on this one episode. Spaceships fly and things go boom in both a sendup of science fiction movies and nighttime talk shows, “Colin Hanks Wears a Denim Button Down and Black Sneakers” is as whacky and brilliant as the sketch show as ever been. Killer aliens stalking around the typical couch-and-chair set of a talk show call out the inauthenticity of typical nighttime entertainment. It’s cerebral and not always laugh out loud, but it feels wholly original and only something Bang! Bang! could pull off.

The episode starts with Noel DeSoil Holyfield (deSoil instead of deGrasse and Holyfield, as in Evander the boxer, instead of boxer Tyson comma Mike) played by Sinbad! The Kids’ Choice Award nominee takes a nice turn as a slightly kooky scientist who mostly just stands in …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *