Comedy Bang! Bang! is IFC's new variety show hosted by Scott Aukerman and based on his successful podcast of the same name. The half-hour talk show parody, now complete with its own band leader in Reggie Watts, premieres in under a month and will feature, well a 'variety' of celebrity guests and sketches. Here's a preview featuring Will Forte as well as an entire episode with guest, and another SNL alum, Amy Poehler. Yes, that is a wig roughly the same color and length as her real hair.
Hosted by creator Scott Aukerman, and featuring band leader Reggie Watts, Comedy Bang! Bang! is based off Aukerman's successful podcast of the same name and is coming to IFC this summer. The brief teases for the show that IFC have released are totally bizarre and certainly hint at the kind of comedy one can expect from the new series. However, IFC has also released this 'sneak peek' which at almost ten minutes definitely offers a much better sample of what to expect. Take a look.
IFC's new game show parody called Bunk is hosted by stand-up comedian Kurt Braunohler and features a rotating line-up of comedian contestants performing absurd comedy challenges. The network just released the first preview for the series airing this summer as well as a clip where the guests are forced to play a little game called 'shame that puppy.' It's pretty hilarious. Stupid puppies.
Comedy Bang! Bang! is a 'variety show' hosted by Scott Aukerman which will feature celebrity guests, humorous sketches and animation. Pivotal in the development of Zach Galifianakis' Between Two Ferns, this time Aukerman is put in front of the camera and it looks, uh, truly bizarre. And, more importantly, really funny. The first tease features Galifianakis imagining what it would be like if dogs could talk. Well, trying to imagine.
IFC is pretty intent on developing a solid original comedy slate. After seeing success with the David Cross starring Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret as well as Fred Armisen's Portlandia, the network quickly nabbed two more original comedies, Comedy Bang! Bang! and Bunk. And now, following in the former's footsteps from podcast to series, IFC has green lit a new show loosely based on WTF with Marc Maron.
How important is Facebook to your relationship? This Friday night’s episode of Portlandia addresses that issue with a funny sketch that includes a bit of gender reversal between stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. Check it out ahead!
When IFC’s Portlandia first premiered, the series kicked off with a musical number about the dream of the ’90’s and the city of Portland, where all of the hot girls wear glasses and young people go to retire. This Friday’s episode will feature a follow up song. The dream of the ’90’s is still alive in Portland!... the 1890’s, anyway...
Is everyone a DJ in Portlandia? It’s certainly looking that way in one of the clips we have to show you from this Friday’s episode. And then there’s the adventures of two very enthusiastic dog owners as they take their canine to the dog park.
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret is a pretty fantastic British-American sitcom, written by David Cross and Shaun Pye for IFC, taking many cues from its overseas influences. Todd is presented with an opportunity that eventually becomes an interwoven string of ludicrous fables and raucous misinterpretations, usually ending with someone being completely alienated. It’s like Curb Your Enthusiasm, if Larry David was a naïve imbecile instead of stubbornly opinionated.
As someone who has the tendency to compulsively hoard grocery bags for later use, I feel very little guilt when I forget my more environmentally friendly reusable grocery bag. But I’m also fortunate enough to visit grocery stores that don’t serve a side-dish of awkwardness when such a scenario takes place, unlike Jack McBrayer’s character in this Friday’s episode of Portlandia.
The dream of the ’90’s may be alive in Springfield. Just a week after IFC’s comedy series Portlandia returned for its second season comes word that series creators and stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are headed to Fox for a guest spot on the network’s long-running animated comedy series The Simpsons.
IFC’s Portlandia returned to television for its second season last week and beginning next week, stars (and creators) of the IFC comedy series Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein will go on tour across the country. With the California, Illinois and New York visits sold out, more dates and venues have been added to the tour, giving fans in a few of the more southern regions of the country the opportunity to catch the tour as well.
From the sound of it, IFC is looking to strike while the iron is hot. With some great buzz surrounding the returns of their original comedy series The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret and Portlandia, the network is set to build on their line-up of original comedies with two more series.
A-O river! Last night’s premiere episode of IFC’s Portlandia delivered the goods and a little something extra for fans of and newcomers to the comedy series. For a funny bit of bonus content, the Portlandia figured out a way for you to pickle that... sort of. And we have a few other tidbits from last night’s episode that we thought we’d share.
Fred Armisen visited Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night to talk about the return of is excellent IFC comedy series Portlandia for its second season. Music, laughs, and talk of Saturday Night Live also ensued. Check out the videos ahead.