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Fred Armisen, Lizzy Caplan, Bob Odenkirk, and More to Appear on Season 3 of 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

The new season of IFC's Comedy Bang! Bang! is still a little over a month away, but A.V. Club has released an enormous list of guest stars slated to appear over the 20-episode season. Because all of these guests sound equally amazing, here they are all squeezed into one paragraph together:

Fred Armisen, Alison Brie, Lizzy Caplan, Josh Groban, Bob Odenkirk, Nick Offerman, Patton Oswalt, Craig Robinson, Zach Galifianakis, Paul F. Tompkins, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Vanessa Bayer, Paul Brittain, Jenna Fischer, Tony Hawk, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon, Adam Pally, Tim Robinson, Paul Scheer, Ben Schwartz, Lynne Marie Stewart, Dave Thomas, James Adomian, Jason Alexander, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, David [...]

IFC Renews 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' and 'The Birthday Boys'

IFC announced today that they've renewed both Comedy Bang! Bang! and The Birthday Boys for another season. The network has given an order for an expanded fourth season of Comedy Bang! Bang!, featuring a whopping 40 episodes expected to premiere in 2015. Season two of The Birthday Boys will consist of 10 episodes and premiere in late 2014.

Here are a couple clips from the most recent season of each show to get you prepped for all the new episodes:

'Maron' Season 2 Premieres May 8th and Will Feature a Ton of Guest Stars

A bunch of new info on the second season of Marc Maron's IFC show Maron surfaced today. Entertainment Weekly reports that the 13-episode season will debut on Thursday, May 8th at 10:00pm and here's a massive list of guest stars for the season:

Michael Ian Black, Bill Burr, Wyatt Cenac, David Cross, Joey "Coco" Diaz, Paul Feig, Chris Hardwick, Rachael Harris, Moshe Kasher, Tom Kenny, Johnny Knoxville, David Koechner, Tig Notaro, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Pardo, Eddie Pepitone, Andy Richter, Richard Riehle, Rob Riggle, Ray Romano, Sarah Silverman, and Nora Zehtner.

Recurring actors Judd Hirsch, Sally Kellerman, Andy Kindler, and Josh Brener, who play Maron's father, mother, comedian friend, and assistant, respectively, will [...]

Fred and Carrie Up Their Game for the Fourth Season of 'Portlandia'

It's almost hard to believe that the once-underdog IFC show Portlandia is now chugging along into its fourth season on the air with a fifth already ordered by the network. The risk taken in airing what at first seemed too referentially and culturally micro-specific for the masses has paid off for IFC, Fred Armisen, and Carrie Brownstein, and that's apparent during at least the first few episodes of the new season that premieres tonight at 10:00PM. Before, Portlandia's main fight was to keep sustaining itself as funny, inventive, and accessible, but the new season feels less like a scrappy struggle and more like a victory lap.

Marc Maron Is Making His Directorial Debut with an Upcoming Episode of 'Maron'

Marc Maron announced on Twitter that he's directing an upcoming episode of his IFC comedy Maron, which he stars in and created. The episode, a part of the show's second season, will mark Maron's directorial debut. Maron premiered its 10-episode first season on IFC last May and was renewed for a second season in July. Season 2, which will consist of 13 episodes, is set to premiere sometime this spring.

Talking with Fred Armisen About 'Portlandia,' 'American Documentary,' and His New Friend Rob Zombie

Whenever it seems like Fred Armisen has more than enough projects on his plate, he goes ahead and becomes the new Late Night band curator, or he lands another show on IFC, or he decides to release his fake band songs from SNL through a string of 7" singles. But that advanced level of multitasking is really the secret to Armisen's success, as his spontaneous zen-like approach to his work has led to some of his finest comedic creations, from making web videos with Carrie Brownstein under the moniker ThunderAnt to his commitment to even the most inconsequential gigs, such as dressing up as Penny [...]

A Guide to Your Favorite Late Night and Sketch TV Writers on Twitter

There are tons of great late night and sketch comedy shows on television these days, and behind each one is a staff of writers hard at work to ensure their respective late night host or starring cast puts on the funniest and most finely tuned performance possible. We're in the midst of a rerun week for shows like Conan, SNL, and The Daily Show, so with that in mind, here's a complete writing staff breakdown of some of the best sketch and late night shows on TV, including a handy guide to whose Twitter feeds you can invade to get your minute-by-minute comedy fix.

Carrie Brownstein Schools Fred Armisen in Hip Hop History in This 'Portlandia' Clip

If the history of hip hop isn't your strongest area of expertise, check out this clip from Portlandia in which Carrie is a caring and very patient hip hop history teacher for Fred, who missed out on the genre completely. Will Fred be ready for the one moment he's tested on his newfound knowledge?

Steve Buscemi Is the Celery Guy in This 11-Minute 'Portlandia' Sneak Peek

Portlandia returns on IFC for a fourth season next Thursday, so IFC released this 11-minute sneak peek featuring Fred and Carrie as some no-nonsense Produce Sales Headquarters innovators and Steve Buscemi as the man tasked with making celery as hip as kale, even if that means teaming up with the creepy Bacon Guy down by the docks.

Talking to Matt Piedmont About 'The Spoils of Babylon' and 'Saturday Night Live'

What began as a joke Matt Piedmont thought of in a bookstore became the IFC miniseries The Spoils of Babylon, which he co-created and co-wrote with Andrew Steele. Inspired by the epic miniseries of the ‘80s, Spoils has an equally epic cast to match, with Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, Tobey Maguire, Val Kilmer, Haley Joel Osment, and a Carey Mulligan-voiced-mannequin. I recently got the chance to talk to Piedmont about his inspiration for The Spoils of Babylon, directing material he wrote, and writing for Saturday Night Live.

IFC Orders News Shows from Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, and Rob Huebel

In addition to renewing Comedy Bang! Bang! and The Birthday Boys this morning, IFC announced today that they've picked up two new series.

The first, American Storage, stars Rob Huebel as a bachelor who starts living in a storage unit and befriends the guy who works there (newcomer John Karna). It was created by Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien, who co-wrote the upcoming Seth Rogen/Zac Efron movie Neighbors and based American Storage on their 2006 short film of the same name. IFC has ordered 8 episodes of the show, which will premiere sometime in 2015.

The second new IFC show is called American Documentary, created by Fred [...]

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein Talk 'Portlandia' on 'Late Night'

The bandleader turned into the celebrity guest on last night's Late Night. Portlandia superstars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein sat down with Meyers to talk about how they create their characters and sketch ideas, Carrie's sociolinguistics expertise, and why watching another couple eat pasta is the equivalent of porn. They also set a very steep requirement for Portland's new mayor, who said he wants to appear in a "really edgy" Portlandia sketch.

Fred Savage Will Direct All of the 'Garfunkel and Oates' IFC Show

Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci of the musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates have an IFC show out soon, and according to THR, child star-turned-director Fred Savage has signed on to direct the series. Savage has had tons of experience directing both single and multi-cam comedies, including episodes of Modern Family, Party Down, Happy Endings, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and 2 Broke Girls, not to mention every episode of Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair's short-lived but beloved NBC series Best Friends Forever. Jonathan Stern (Children's Hospital, Burning Love) will serve as executive producer with former head SNL writer Dennis McNicholas on as showrunner. Garfunkel and [...]

Here's a New 'Portlandia' Sketch and Web Series

Season 4 of Portlandia is set to debut on IFC Thursday, February 27th, and here's the first sketch IFC has released from the new season. The sketch has also inspired a Portlandia web series called Prairie Home Companion Tailgating, all of which you can check out below. Guests on the upcoming season of Portlandia include Vanessa Bayer, Kirsten Dunst, k.d. lang, Maya Rudolph, Dan Savage, Olivia Wilde, Steve Buscemi, Nick Swardson, Gus Van Sant, Jeff Goldblum, Jeff Tweedy, Kumail Nanjiani, and the return of Kyle MacLachlan as the Mayor of Portland.