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Paul Simon Answers Some Snobby Fan Questions on This Week's 'Portlandia'

Here's a sneak peek of this week's Portlandia featuring special guest Paul Simon, who fields some fan questions at a Q&A only to get bombarded by the folk music snobbery of Kath and Dave. By the way, Simon is there to promote his new book, the perfectly titled You Can Call Me Paul.

'Sound Advice' Is Back with Vanessa Bayer and Weird Al Yankovic

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// Above Average's web series Sound Advice now has a new home on IFC's Comedy Crib, and its latest season premiered today with Janessa Slater (Vanessa Bayer) offering some expert music tips to Weird Al Yankovic. More stars set to meet up with Janessa this season include Chromeo, HAIM, Nick Jonas, Jenny Lewis, Leighton Meester, Sleater-Kinney, The Vamps and more.

Megan Amram Shares Some Unexpected Sex Advice from 'Science…For Her!'

IFC posted a new installment of "Funny People Reading Books" today featuring Megan Amram reading an excerpt from her book Science…For Her! that's some unexpected advice about how long to wait after meeting someone to have sex. Maybe one day women will finally learn to stop sabotaging and start caring about each other.

Jane Lynch Guest Stars as a Party Planner on Tonight's 'Portlandia'

Here's a sneak peek of tonight's episode of Portlandia featuring Jane Lynch, who plays a very comprehensive party planner tasked with helping Dave and Kath plan their 4th of July BBQ, shitty punk-style. The full episode airs on IFC tonight at 10:00pm.

Noël Wells and Reggie Watts Sing an Inspirational Song About Princesses

Here's a particularly adorable installment of Reggie Makes Music featuring SNL alum Noël Wells disguised as a six-year old boy who joins Watts on the Comedy Bang! Bang! stage to sing a beautiful song about princesses stuck in castles. Wells is absolutely right — all princesses should know their limits.

IFC Cancels 'Garfunkel and Oates' After One Season

Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci's IFC comedy Garfunkel and Oates is no more. Deadline reports that the network has decided not to renew the freshman musical comedy — which aired its first 10-episode season last year — for a second season. Garfunkel and Oates joins The Birthday Boys in IFC's recent round of comedy cancellations, but don't worry: Lindhome already has a new series, Another Period, in the works at Comedy Central with Natasha Leggero, so expect to see more of this comedy-folk pair on your TV screen in the near future.

Kid Cudi Will Replace Reggie Watts on 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' This Summer

IFC has revealed who will take over for Reggie Watts after leaves his post at Comedy Bang! Bang! for The Late Late Show next month. In a press release today, the network announced that Grammy-winning recording artist and actor Kid Cudi will become the next Comedy Bang! Bang! musical co-star: "I can't wait to start this new chapter of Comedy Bang! Bang! with Kid Cudi," Scott Aukerman said on the news. "When he was on the couch, I knew he had charisma and star quality, but I thought he should move slightly camera right. Plus, my wife and I have been trying to have a kid for several [...]

Matt Groening Takes Spyke to Court on Tonight's 'Portlandia'

Here's a sneak peek of tonight's Portlandia featuring special guest Matt Groening, who takes Spyke to court for creating bootleg ska-themed Bart Simpson t-shirts: "I approve of the Bart Sanchez and Bart Pimpson even, but this is the worst pun ever. As the creator of The Simpsons, this makes my eyes hurt." The episode airs on IFC tonight at 10:00pm.

Fred Armisen on the Evolution of 'Portlandia,' 'SNL,' and American Accents

Portlandia's fifth season premiered on IFC earlier this month, and for longtime fans of the show, the newest crop of episodes have been the perfect culmination of four years' worth of exploring the many characters, small businesses, and human idiosyncracies in the magical world of Portland. But Portlandia isn't the only thing that's evolved and changed over the past few years — co-creator and star Fred Armisen has moved from his SNL roots to be the new Late Night band leader and has a brand new IFC show set to debut later this year, so it looks like 2015 will be another busy year for one [...]

Scott Aukerman on 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Season 4 and Saying Goodbye to Reggie

The one thing we do know about Reggie Watts’ replacement on IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! is the new sidekick will be a human being.

That is all the offbeat talk show’s host and creator Scott Aukerman is willing to divulge in the wake of news that Watts, Comedy Bang! Bang!’s bandleader for the past three seasons, is leaving in March to become bandleader of the new Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS.

We’ll still have plenty of Watts and Aukerman’s hilariously awkward banter to enjoy in the first half of Comedy Bang! Bang! season 4, which premiered last week. And Aukerman promises a remarkable mid-season sendoff.

After that, [...]

'Scott Through the Heart' Is Scott Aukerman's Brand New Family Sitcom

Here's a sneak peek of tonight's Comedy Bang! Bang!, where we are treated to a special look at a brand new multi-cam family sitcom starring Scott Aukerman and "Cheryl DuPont" (Beth Dover) as television's next smash hit parents. Looks like Scott Through the Heart is gonna be one wild ride full of fun, family, and humor! Catch the rest on IFC tonight at 11:00pm.

Doug Becomes a Braggy Male Feminist on This Week's 'Portlandia'

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brightcove.createExperiences();Here's a sneak peek of this week's Portlandia, which follows Claire's stay-at-home husband Doug as he decides to join an all-male feminist support group. Will Doug discover that feminism is his true passion, and more importantly, can he solve it on his own? The episode airs on IFC this Thursday at 10:00pm.

IFC Renews 'Portlandia' for a Sixth and Seventh Season

IFC has no plans to leave Portland any time soon. The network announced today that Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, and Jonathan Krisel's hit series Portlandia has landed a double-season renewal. "We are so excited to get to do more Portlandia with IFC,” Armisen and Brownstein said in a statement. "Getting to work with Jon and our talented writers and crew, it really is our favorite thing in the world. Also, we get to spend more time in Portland!" For more on Portlandia, check out our interview with Armisen from last month.

'The Birthday Boys' Is Done on IFC After Two Seasons

After two seasons on IFC, The Birthday Boys is no longer. IFC has confirmed that the Bob Odenkirk-produced sketch show starring Jefferson Dutton, David Ferguson, Mike Hanford, Tim Kalpakis, Matt Kowalick, Mike Mitchell, and Chris VanArtsdalen will not return for a third season. "IFC was proud to be the home of The Birthday Boys and their unique and inventive comedy for two seasons," the network said in a statement. "We thank these talented creators and wish them nothing but the best. We will miss the laughs, the farce and the pixilated male nudity." The group also posted a goodbye message of their own on YouTube today, which you can [...]