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Garfunkel and Oates Are Going on Tour

Garfunkel and Oates are heading out on tour. The musical comedy duo, made up of Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci, is set to hit 14 major US cities starting on August 22nd, THR reports. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday at 10am. Lindhome and Micucci's new TV series, also titled Garfunkel and Oates, premieres  on IFC on August 7th, just a couple weeks prior to the start of the tour. Garfunkel and Oates' tour will be part of the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour, making them the first comedy act featured in the annual tour that's featured acts like Iggy Azalea, Macklemore, Kendrick Lamar and Of [...]

Watch the Opening Credits to IFC's 'Garfunkel and Oates'

Here are the opening credits to IFC's newest comedy Garfunkel and Oates, based on Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci's musical comedy act of the same name. The eight-episode first season starts up on August 7th and will feature an eclectic group of guest stars, including Ben Kingsley, Tig Notaro, and, of course, John Oates from Hall & Oates.

Scott Aukerman Calls for Separate Emmy Categories for Late Night and Sketch Shows, and He's Absolutely Right

Comedy Bang! Bang! host Scott Aukerman wrote a piece for The Hollywood Reporter today about how ridiculous it is that all the great sketch and late night talk shows on TV compete for one category at the Emmys. Aukerman proposes splitting the Outstanding Variety Category into "variety/talk program" and "sketch/alternative program." Here's a bit of what he had to say:

"In August, either The Daily Show or The Colbert Report will win the Emmy for outstanding variety series — and America will yawn. Probably because the ceremony is heading into the four-hour mark at that point. But also because, once again, smaller alternative-comedy sketch shows (Key and PeelePortlandiaKroll ShowInside Amy Schumer and, yes, my show Comedy [...]

Talking to Marc Maron About IFC's 'Maron', Directing, and the Future of 'WTF'

Marc Maron's IFC show Maron returns for its second season tonight, and the show looks a little different than it did when we last saw it. IFC upped the show's episode order from 10 to 13 for season two, Maron is casting more of his standup peers on the show, and the new season finds the fictionalized version of himself he plays growing slightly more successful as his podcast and career start to take off. On top of that, Maron is now a season more experienced as a writer/actor, and he's adding director to his resume, as well, making his directorial debut with the show's comedy world-centric season [...]

Nick Offerman Will Not Stand for Earth's Antics in 'The Day the Earth Quaked'

Here's a clip from the season premiere of Comedy Bang! Bang! airing next week, where we get a sneak peek of Nick Offerman's new disaster movie The Day the Earth Quaked in which humans finally rise up and seek vengeance for all of Earth's senseless, cruel, and unprovoked shaking attacks.

IFC Orders a 'Spoils of Babylon' Sequel Called 'The Spoils Before Dying'

IFC announced in a press release today that they've ordered a sequel to Matt Piedmont and Andrew Steele's Funny or Die epic miniseries parody The Spoils of Babylon. Titled The Spoils Before Dying, the six-episode series is set to premiere in summer 2015 and will follow author/director/writer Eric Jonrosh (played by Will Ferrell)'s first best-selling novel that "will take viewers into the seedy underbelly of the 1950s jazz scene, in a detective story positively buzzing with erotic charge. It follows a jazz pianist turned private eye who becomes embroiled in a murder investigation that spins out of control and leads him down paths – romantic and otherwise – [...]

Kyle Mooney Plays Overworked 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Intern Monty

SNL's Kyle Mooney showed up on Comedy Bang! Bang! recently as the show's intern Monty, and Aukerman made him report live from a scene of earthquake destruction while also demanding he make silly butt jokes at his own expense.

Scott Aukerman Goes Head-to-Head with Fred Armisen in 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'s 'Late Shift' Parody

Here's a clip from tomorrow's new episode of Comedy Bang! Bang!, which features Scott Aukerman in a battle with Fred Armisen to become the new host of historic talk show TV at Nite in a parody of The Late Shift, complete with Aukerman hiding in a closet to eavesdrop in a network meeting a la Jay Leno.

Watch Patton Oswalt and Scott Aukerman Kindly Agree to Disagree

Here's a clip from Thursday's season premiere of Comedy Bang! Bang! where Scott Aukerman and guest star Patton Oswalt switch roles and launch into a new show-within-a-show Agree to Disagree with Patton Oswalt, totally proving that despite their many differences, their friendship is forever.

Marc Maron Explains the Difference Between Real Marc and TV Marc

Here's one of six new web clips called "Inside Maron's Garage" to promote the new season of IFC's Maron, where Maron gives a behind-the-scenes look at the differences — or lack thereof — between himself and TV Marc. Click through to watch the other five clips, in which Maron gives a tour of his garage, shows off some fan art, and talks about his podcast.

Are Men Funny? Lizzy Caplan, Scott Aukerman, and Reggie Watts Investigate

Here's a clip from Comedy Bang! Bang! in which Scott, Reggie, and guest Lizzy Caplan tackle the age-old question: Can men be funny, or they destined to forever be unsuccessful in comedy due to their own biological limitations?

Here's More Info on IFC's New Show, 'Garfunkel and Oates'

IFC announced a bunch of stuff about its newest comedy Garfunkel and Oates today.  Created by and starring Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci and based on the duo's musical comedy act of the same name, Garfunkel and Oates was given an eight-episode order for a first season by IFC last year. Here's all the new stuff about the show that IFC revealed today:

  • Guest stars for the first two episodes include Ben Kingsley, Chris Hardwick, Tig Notaro, Anthony Jeselnik, Abby Elliott, Natasha Leggero, Chris Parnell, Steve Agee, and John Oates of Hall & Oates fame.
  • The show will premiere Thursday, August 7th at 10pm.
  • Dennis McNicholas, who wrote for SNL from 1995 [...]

Ratings vs. Reviews: Where Do Today's Comedies Stack Up?

While it's true that Nielsen ratings are an inaccurate and outdated measure of today's television audiences, they still serve as a show's ultimate ticket to survival when — as we saw in the recent sitcom cancellation bloodbath – network brass decide which programs to axe off their lineup. Some of comedy's biggest fan favorites weren't exactly ratings blockbusters while on the air — see Arrested Development, Happy Endings, and Community – but went on to carve out niche audiences, and as television moves more and more into the internet age, online reviews, Twitter, and fan feedback can gauge a show's watchability faster than asking "Sure, but does it average a steady 5.0 season average Nielsen rating?"

With that in mind, we thought it'd [...]

Fred and Carrie Go Big and Broad in Season 4 of 'Portlandia'

"I'm tired! My dogs are barking, my calves are mooing, can't you hear them?"

2014 has so far been a particularly explosive year for sketch shows, with Inside Amy Schumer delivering up consistently fantastic takes on feminism and double standards while Broad City came on the scene and threw down a nearly perfect debut season with great writing and physical humor. To say the least, it's left Portlandia with a lot of competition as far as nailing the troubled quirky youthful indie heart of modern urban life, but Fred and Carrie aren't the same ThunderAnt-fresh underdogs they were in 2011 — the show's a hit, and IFC [...]