Scott Aukerman is a writer, producer, actor, comedian, director, and podcast host from the United States. Scott Aukerman has a $5 million net worth. Aukerman began his career as a writer and performer for the sketch show “Mr. Show,” and went on to host the weekly comedy podcast “Comedy Bang!” This is perhaps his most well-known accomplishment, as the podcast has grown in popularity over time. He’s also known for creating the comedy show “Comedy Bang!” which has become equally popular. Scott has also been very active behind the scenes, co-creating shows with Zach Galifianakis like “Between Two Ferns” and co-founding the Earwolf podcast network.
Scott Aukerman was born in Savannah, Georgia on July 2, 1970. He was raised in Orange County, California, and attended a special arts high school. He also studied acting and musical theatre, and at a young age, he began writing his own plays. Scott grew up in a Baptist family and went to church three times a week until he finished high school. During his teen years, Aukerman formed a short-lived band with Adrian Young, the future drummer of No Doubt.
Scott attended Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa after graduating from high school, where he met B.J. Porter. For a radio show called “Lutz Radio.” the two began writing together and collaborating on projects. He went on to study at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts before beginning his professional career in the entertainment industry.
Scott began his career as a musical theatre actor in the 1990s, touring the country. He then began performing as a comedian at Los Angeles’ The Comedy Store. This helped him catch the attention of “Mr. Show.” creator Bob Odenkirk. Scott became a regular writer and performer after Odenkirk brought him on board for his sketch series. Aukerman, along with the rest of the cast of “Mr. Show.” was nominated for an Emmy in 1999.
Aukerman shifted his focus to writing film and television scripts after “Mr. Show” was cancelled. After that, he worked on scripts for films such as “Run Ronnie Run!,” “Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny,” and “Shark Tale.” Many of the scripts he wrote, however, have never been produced. Aukerman collaborated extensively with B.J. Porter during this time, and this continued into the 2000s. The two collaborated on a number of stand-up comedy projects in Los Angeles during this decade, including “Comedy Death-Ray.”
After that, Aukerman and Porter created “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis,” which has become a hit. This sketch show has since been uploaded to the Funny or Die website. In addition to sketches, the show featured interviews with celebrities such as Jon Hamm, Natalie Portman, Bradley Cooper, Charlize Theron, Ben Stiller, Steve Carell, Sean Penn, Bruce Willis, Jennifer Aniston, and others.
Barack Obama even made an appearance on the show, using the opportunity to promote the Affordable Care Act. Scott won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program in 2014 for this particular episode (Aukerman directed the episode). The show has received millions of views on every episode. Scott went on to win another Primetime Emmy Award in 2015 for Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program. This time, the award was given in honour of a Brad Pitt-starring episode.
Porter and Aukerman split up in 2011. “Comedy Death-Ray” was renamed “Comedy Bang! Bang!” by Scott. This show ran for another year before being cancelled in 2012. Scott, on the other hand, had previously launched his own podcast, “Comedy Death-Ray Radio” in 2009. It was then renamed “Comedy Bang! Bang!” and grew in popularity faster than the show it was based on, lasting well into the 2020s.
Scott’s involvement in the podcasting world led him to found the Earwolf network, his own podcast network. This network has produced and released a number of podcasts since its inception. Earwolf has also collaborated with Funny or Die on several occasions. The second network, Wolfpop, was founded after that, and it was led by comedian Paul Scheer. However, in 2016, both networks were merged into a single conglomerate.
Aukerman’s longstanding partnership with Adam Scott is another notable achievement in the podcasting world. Aukerman and Scott are best known for creating the “U Talkin’ U2 to Me?” podcast series. At first glance, the podcast appears to be about the band U2. Many episodes, however, are only tangentially related to the band and contain numerous gags and jokes. Scott and Aukerman were eventually able to interview many members of U2. After that, Aukerman and Scott launched spin-off podcasts about bands like R.E.M. and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Scott married his longtime girlfriend, Laotian comedian, actress, and showrunner Kulap Vilaysack.
Scott and Kulap were reported to be listing their Hollywood Hills home for $2.05 million in 2019. Unfortunately for the couple, this price reflects a $380,000 profit margin, as they originally paid $1.7 million for the property only five years ago. Based on recent real estate market trends, it appears unlikely that they will be able to break even as the listed price is further reduced.
The residence, which was built in 2005 and has glass walls, measures 3,369 square feet. Hardwood floors and scenic views of the surrounding canyon and city are also included. A skylighted staircase, three bedrooms, and a floor-to-ceiling tile fireplace are among the other amenities.