Shanghaied by Irene
Episode 122
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Release date September 12, 2011
Hosted by Scott Aukerman
Guests Zach Galifianakis
Yo La Tengo
Paul F. Tompkins
Characters Werner Herzog
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Crab cakes activate! "Shanghaied by Irene" is episode 122 of Comedy Bang! Bang! Hosted by Scott Aukerman, it stars guests Yo La Tengo (Georgia Hubley, James McNew, and Ira Kaplan), Zach Galifianakis, and Werner Herzog (Paul F. Tompkins). "Shanghaied by Irene" was released on September 12, 2011.

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Earwolf SynopsisEdit

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!


Scott mentions the show gets between 2 and 80 million hits per week. The name of the show is in reference to Yo La Tengo's flight being cancelled due to Hurricane Irene. Zach mentions he is a huge fan of "Sarah Palin -- sorry, I mean, parasailing."

Would You RatherEdit

Would you rather have to adopted a baby every time you heard "Don't Stop Believin'" OR never see the last 15 minutes of every movie you watched?

Yo La Tengo play as a team versus Zach and Werner. Zach quickly opts out of teaming with Werner because he asks a question before the floor was open for questions.

The floor for questions is re-opened, which was unprecedented up until this point.

Yo La Tengo are declared the winners.

Plugs sectionEdit

Werner asks if he can cede his plugs to Paul F. Tompkins. Scott says this is unprecedented and has never been done before, but luckily Paul shows up just in time to plug himself.


This episode was the first to be hosted on Funny or Die.

It is mentioned this episode was released on Paul F. Tompkins' birthday.

Musical GuestEdit

Yo La Tengo - Tom Courtenay04:07

Yo La Tengo - Tom Courtenay

Tom Courtenay

Yo La Tengo perform the following songs in studio

List of Recurring JokesEdit

  • Is This Your Card?: It is Werner's first appearance. Scott says "We have not met before... is this your card?"

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