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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, [...]

Check Out the Star-Studded Season 4 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Trailer

Comedy Bang! Bang! returns to IFC this Friday at 11:00pm, and the network just released a season trailer packed with tons of guest stars including Nick Kroll, Jack McBrayer, Maria Bamford, Creed Bratton, Noël Wells, Oscar Nunez, Matt Besser, Jessica St. Clair, Chris Parnell, Horatio Sanz, Henry Winkler, Maya Rudolph, Todd Barry, and tons more.

Simon Rich Reads Some Math Problems from His Book 'Ant Farm'

Here's the second installment of IFC's web series Funny People Reading Books, this time featuring former SNL writer and creator of the upcoming FXX series Man Seeking Woman Simon Rich, who reads an excerpt from his 2007 book Ant Farm: And Other Desperate Situations. If you enjoy solving math problems, these ones might be a little too depressing for you to figure out.

Chris Hardwick and Reggie Watts Sing a Song About a Lonely Pony

IFC just released the latest installment of Reggie Watts's web series Reggie Makes Music featuring guest Chris Hardwick, who embarks on a two-minute jam with Watts about the one thing in the world that makes everyone happy — ponies. It's clear from watching Hardwick pour out these soulful lyrics that ponies hold a very special place in his heart.

'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 [...]

Scott Aukerman "Interbrews" Twin Shadow on 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

Here's a sneak peek at Friday's episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! featuring special guest Twin Shadow, who Aukerman interviews in a new segment called "Interbrews." It's just buds, brews, informative voiceovers, chicken skewers, a tired server (played perfectly by Cameron Esposito), and loads of rock star coolness — so much rock star coolness that even Twin Shadow can't handle it.

The Lonely Island Sings About Hustlin' on 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

The third season finale of IFC's Comedy Bang! Bang! airs this Friday at 11:00pm, and Scott and Reggie close out 2014 with the above very special performance by The Lonely Island singing about life as a hustler. Thankfully we won't have to wait very long after the season finale — Comedy Bang! Bang! season 4 is just around the corner on Friday, January 9th at 11:00pm.

Dave Hill Reflects on Life, Death, and Funeral Parties

IFC's Comedy Crib released the first installment of a new web series today called Funny People Reading Books featuring Dave Hill reading an excerpt from his 2012 book Tasteful Nudes. In the clip, Hill looks back on his understanding and acceptance of death as a child, which included much more enthusiasm than most kids his age.

Sing Along to Classic Thanksgiving Carols with Scott Aukerman, Reggie Watts, and Amber Tamblyn

When it comes to Thanksgiving, the only thing more cherished than turkey are all those classic Thanksgiving carols, and now you can listen to them all on Comedy Bang! Bang!'s latest compilation album. We're talking timeless Thanksgiving tunes like "Football Dads," "Dark Meat," "Let's Hang the Christmas Lights Early," and of course the food-related smash hit "Stuffing (It's Just Bread)."

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.

Nick Kroll and Reggie Watts Freestyle About Beats, Ambien, and Elmo

Here's the latest installment of Reggie Makes Music with special guest Nick Kroll disguised as his craft services character Fabrice Fabrice. It turns out that Kroll has some Amy Poehler-level freestyle skills, and he covers everything from putting beats to sleep (metaphorically) to killing Elmo (literally). Watch a preview from Kroll's appearance on tomorrow night's Comedy Bang! Bang! below:

Tony Hale Plays a '70s News Anchor Held at Gunpoint on 'The Birthday Boys'

Here's a sneak peek of tomorrow's episode of The Birthday Boys featuring special guest Tony Hale, who plays a '70s news anchor held at gunpoint by a man who wouldn't seem so insane if social media existed back then. Catch the rest of the episode on IFC tomorrow night at 11:30pm.

Rob Corddry Has Some Strong Words for 'Childrens Hospital' Critics

Here's a sneak peek of tonight's Comedy Bang! Bang! featuring guest Rob Corddry, who finally gets the opportunity to address all the haters of his Adult Swim show Childrens Hospital who have long criticized its unrealistic depiction of both children's hospitals and medical practices. He's still working out his full response, but so far so good.