A multi-talented man, Scott Aukerman made his way into the industry at a pretty young age and has established himself over the years as a writer, actor, comedian, television personality, podcast host, director and producer. He is known worldwide for hosting the comedy podcast, “Comedy Bang! Bang!” which also runs as an IFC original TV series. Now, let’s have a close look on Scott Aukerman’s net worth in 2018.
Scott Aukerman was born on July 2nd, 1970 in Savannah, Georgia to American parents Burn and Linda Aukerman. He spent his childhood in Orange County, California and attended two schools, namely, Cypress High School and Orange County High School. His interest in art kept him busy throughout his childhood as he learnt acting, theatre and play-writing.
Scott’s interest in music led to the formation of the band named The Naked Postmen with Adrian Young. Although the band didn’t last many years, his partner Adrian Young went on to become a professional drummer for the band No Doubt.
After finishing high school, Scott Aukerman attended Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. It is here that he began, along with another student B.J. Porter, writing and performing for the radio show, “Lutz Radio”. There has been no looking back for the multi-faceted talent since then.
He married Kulap Vilaysack, and the duo had a dog named Rocky who succumbed to illness in September 2016. They have another dog now named Georgia Michaela.
After finishing college, Scott Aukerman attended Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts and in 1995 toured throughout the country as a theatre music director. He started his professional career at the request of his friends when he and Porter took up the name “The Fun Bunch” and started performing at The Comedy Store, LA.
They were noticed by Bob Odenkirk, co-creator of “Mr. Show” during their second performance and were roped in to write the fourth season of the show and occasionally perform as well. Scott was nominated for Emmy along with the crew and cast in 1999 for his work on the show. After the show was cancelled, the duo tried their hands at writing film, and television scripts and have been part of various films. Some of them include “Run Ronnie Run” and “Shark Tale” among others.
They continued their comedy sketches with the 2002 alternative comedy showcase “Comedy Death-Ray”. It was later turned into a comedy podcast hosted by Scott Aukerman in 2009 named “Comedy Death-Ray Radio” on Indie 103.1, LA radio station.
Another of Scott Aukerman’s famous shows is “Comedy Bang! Bang!” which he hosts with several collaborators who have frequented his shows namely Mike Hanford, Neil Campbell, Lauren Lapkus, Paul F. Tompkins and Andy Daly among others. The show was critically acclaimed having being called 2010’s “Best Podcasts” by The A.V. Club and praised by Entertainment Weekly. The show was televised and broadcasted on IFC since 2012 and completed 110 episodes before being called off.
Scott Aukerman is also the co-creator of the hilarious show, “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis”.
Awards and Achievement
Scott Aukerman’s brand of comedy has always been praised and critically acclaimed. He has won several accolades including the 2014 and 2015 Primetime Emmy Award for “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis”.
He has been nominated twice for Writers Guild of America Award in the category Comedy/Variety-Specials in 2017 and 2018 for his work on “88th Academy Awards” and “Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special”, respectively.
Net Worth of Scott Aukerman
Scott Aukerman’s net worth is about $2 million, and it continues to grow with his exceptional works.
Scott Aukerman along with Jeff Ulrich co-founded the Earwolf podcasting network which hosts shows by Kevin Pollack among others and has shows from a variety of genre on the network. With his incredible talent, Scott is bound to achieve many more successes in his life.