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Reggie Watts and Paul F. Tompkins Sing About Justice and Crime-Fighting on 'Reggie Makes Music'

Here's the latest installment of Reggie Makes Music with special guest Paul F. Tompkins, who is more than game to freestyle with Watts about doing crime, doing time, stealing pennies at 7-Eleven, suicidal thoughts, and a bunch of other stuff. Catch all the rest on Comedy Bang! Bang! on IFC tomorrow night at 11:00pm.

Adam Scott Helps the 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Guys Spend All Their Stunt Money

Here's a clip from tonight's episode of Comedy Bang! Bang!, in which Scott and Reggie realize they haven't spent any of their stunt money for the season. Reggie eventually convinces Scott that the money is worth putting to good use for some action-packed brawling and stunt casting, which Adam Scott gladly accepts. Catch the rest on IFC tonight at 11:00pm.

Jake Fogelnest Is Developing a Scripted Comedy for IFC

IFC is teaming up with Jake Fogelnest for a new show. The network announced today that Fogelnest — who is a writer on Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, Billy on the Street, and upcoming Hulu series Difficult People — is creating and writing a new scripted comedy tentatively called Start Making Sense with Ben Stiller on board as an executive producer. The series follows a man named Jack "desperately clinging to his fading relevancy as a best-selling author and his son, Shane, basking in popularity by expressing his teenage angst in 140 characters or less. As these generational voices collide they must navigate new waters [...]

Reggie Watts and Tears for Fears Team Up for a Song Against Bombs

Here's a new clip from Comedy Bang! Bang! featuring Reggie Watts and Tears for Fears, who team up for a beautiful music video for their new song "Bomb Song." Watch the full episode on IFC this Friday at 11:00pm.

Vanessa Bayer Barely Survives a Post Office Visit on 'Portlandia'

Here's a sneak peek of tomorrow night's Portlandia featuring SNL's Vanessa Bayer, whose trip to the post office transforms from a casual package pickup to a horrific descent into the dark, secret place where packages are held hostage. Catch the rest of the episode on IFC tomorrow night at 10:00pm.

Scott Aukerman Hosts the Ultimate Reality Show on 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

Here's a clip from Friday's new episode of Comedy Bang! Bang!, in which Scott Aukerman creates and hosts an all-star reality show with the sole task of driving his contestants into complete madness. Personally, I hope Reality House does well enough to bring back more episodes of Aukerman's best reality show ever Tear Down with Scott Aukerman. Catch the rest of the episode this Friday at 11:00pm on IFC.

Jack Black (Almost) Plays a Song for Scott Aukerman on 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

Here's a sneak peek at Friday's episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! featuring special guest Jack Black, who reluctantly agrees to sing a song for Scott Aukerman after the magic moment of opportunity has already passed. Thankfully, Black wasn't reluctant at all when he joined Reggie Watts for a new installment of Reggie Makes Music, which resulted in a super catchy five-minute jam session:

Season 3 of 'Maron' Premieres on IFC May 14th

Marc Maron's IFC series Maron returns for a third season this May. The network announced today that the new 13-episode season of Maron premieres on Thursday, May 14th at 10:00pm. The season will follow Maron as he "attempts to keep it together while trying to launch a new talk show, help a friend father a child (while avoiding his own dad) and salvage the relationships he actually has left. Marc’s future is uncertain as he tries to take his life to the next level while facing down old demons." Recurring stars Judd Hirsch, Sally Kellerman, Troy Ruptash, Andy Kindler, and Dave Anthony return in the new season, which is [...]

Paul Reubens Defends the Right to Be Weird on 'Portlandia'

Portlandia's season 5 finale airs this Thursday, and among the special guests is Paul Reubens, who plays an attorney tasked with defending the rights of weirdos everywhere. Watch the full episode this Thursday at 10:00pm on IFC.

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.

Vanessa Bayer Gets Super Canadian with Chromeo on 'Sound Advice'

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brightcove.createExperiences();Here's the latest installment of Vanessa Bayer's web series Sound Advice featuring "funky-romantic" Canadian duo Chromeo. The guys are very encouraging when it comes to Bayer's attempts at speaking French, but when she tries to speak fluent Canadian, they're not aboot to take that kind of abuse.

IFC Orders Eight Episodes of Denis Leary Hockey Comedy 'Benders'

IFC just added another scripted comedy to its lineup. The network announced today that it's ordered eight half-hour episodes of Benders from Denis Leary's production company Apostle. Previously titled Uncle Chubby's, the series centers on "several friends bonded by an irrational obsession for their beer-swilling amateur hockey league. Their skills may be limited but their passion is not, as evidenced by the chaos hockey creates in their everyday lives. This isn’t fast-paced, brawler-style hockey. It’s the slow motion, falling-down version." Leary will co-executive produce with creators/writers Jim Serpico and Tom Sellitti, and production on the series begins this spring. The cast has not yet been announced.

Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, and More Join IFC's 'The Spoils Before Dying'

IFC's upcoming six-part miniseries spoof The Spoils Before Dying just rounded out its cast. The network announced today that in addition to Michael Kenneth Williams and Will Ferrell, the jazz murder mystery series will include an impressive cast made up of both returning cast members from The Spoils of Babylon and some new faces. Here's the full list:

Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Sheen, Kate McKinnon, Val Kilmer, Tim Meadows, Steve Tom, Chris Parnell, Emily Ratajkowski, Andy Daly, Chris Mulkey, Chin Han, Marc Evan Jackson, Jack Kilmer, Patty Guggenheim, Bérénice Marlohe

The series is set in the Los Angeles jazz scene in 1962, and Williams [...]

Michael Kenneth Williams to Star in IFC's 'The Spoils Before Dying'

Will Ferrell is returning to IFC as legendary author Eric Jonrosh for another Funny or Die-produced mini-series spoof, and today the network revealed that Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire, Boardwalk Empire) has signed on to star. Following last year's The Spoils of Babylon, the next installment called The Spoils Before Dying is described as a "pulp-noir murder mystery" set in the LA jazz scene that centers on Williams as a "down-and-out pianist Rock Banyon who becomes the prime suspect when his lead singer and occasional lover is found violently murdered in a car with another man. With the death of two people hanging over his head, Rock has [...]