Talking with IFC's SVP of Original Programming Debbie DeMontreux about 'Portlandia', 'Comedy Bang! Bang!, and Turning IFC into a Comedy Nerd Paradise
Gatekeepers is an interview series, in which we speak with the people who work in the business of comedy.
I doubt anyone watching The Henry Rollins Show in 2007 would've expected the next few years of IFC's history to go as it did. Starting in 2009 they started acquiring the shows most beloved by comedy nerds. And when you're airing shows like Arrested Development, Freaks and Geeks, The Larry Sanders Show, Mr. Show, and others your original programming will begin reflect that. With The Increasingly Poor Decision of Todd Margaret, Portlandia, Comedy Bang! Bang!, and more in the works IFC has become home to some of the most dynamic [...]