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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)."

'Portlandia's Season 5 Trailer Features Paul Reubens, Jeff Goldblum, Olivia Wilde, and More

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brightcove.createExperiences();Portlandia returns for a fifth season on IFC January 8th at 10:00pm, and the network released the first (and super epic) season trailer today. A ton of guests are slated to show up throughout the season, including a bunch of returning stars (Vanessa Bayer, Jeff Goldblum, Kumail Nanjiani, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Kyle MacLachlan, Ed Begley Jr.) and some newcomers too (Seth Meyers, Matt Groening, Shepard Fairey, Greta Gerwig, Peter Giles, Paul Reubens, Parker Posey, Paul Simon, Brigitte Nielsen, Natasha Lyonne, Anna Gunn, Justin Long, and even Oscar the Grouch).

IFC Teams Up with UCB and Above Average for New Online Comedy Hub

IFC is getting into the online comedy game. The network announced today that they've launched the IFC Comedy Crib, an online hub for short-form comedy that will feature content from online comedy powerhouses UCB Comedy and Above Average, with four brand new web series premiering today and much more to come. Current web series include UCB's ClickBait Overload and Laurie starring Natasha Vaynblat, John Murray and Geoff Garlock's John and Geoff are Married, and IFC's own impromptu standup-themed web series Comedy Drop. Click through for the full description of IFC Comedy Crib's current lineup, then head over to the site to check them out.

Fred and Carrie Go Goth in This 'Portlandia' Season 5 Preview

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// Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's hit IFC show Portlandia returns in January with a ton of great guest stars, but in the meantime the network released this very Halloween-themed sneak peek featuring Fred and Carrie as a death-loving goth couple who set up their wills and super spooky funeral services.

How the Birthday Boys Found Their Footing in Their Second Season

Watching The Birthday Boys feels strangely candid. Their antics and self-described "stupidity" are immersed in a sort of all-inclusive comradery that dates back 10 years, to their time together at Ithaca College. Since moving to LA, the troupe has performed out of UCB LA alongside sketch troupe A Kiss From Daddy, produced numerous shorts for Funny or Die, and performed at the Montreal's Just for Laughs.

In 2013, none other than Bob Odenkirk agreed to collaborate with the troupe (consisting of Mike Hanford, Matt Kowalick, Jefferson Dutton, Tim Kalpakis, Chris VanArtsdalen, Mike Mitchell, and Dave Ferguson), to produce their show for IFC, The Birthday Boys.

After a [...]

Scott and Reggie Consult with Comic Book Expert Kevin Smith on 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

Ahead of this Friday's new episode of Comedy Bang! Bang!, IFC released the above sneak peek featuring Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts showing guest Kevin Smith the most priceless comic books they own. Who would've thought that a first edition copy of The Adventures of Scotty Man would have a monetary value under $0?

IFC Is Developing a Show Starring David Krumholtz as a Jewish Grandmother

IFC just announced they're developing a new show, and it sounds pretty strange. In a press release today, the network revealed that they've ordered a presentation for a new comedy series called Gigi's Bucket List, which stars David Krumholtz as "72-year-old Jewish grandmother 'Gigi' from Boca Raton, FL pursuing everything she deprived herself of throughout her life after discovering millions in her dead husband’s bank account." No more details on the project have been released yet, but Krumholtz has played Gigi before for the web site Weather From and based the character on his own grandmother. In the meantime Krumholtz has several upcoming projects in the works including a voice [...]

'The Birthday Boys' Explores the Sad World of Classic Movie Reboots

Here's a sneak peek at this Friday's episode of IFC's The Birthday Boys featuring guest star Jack Black as a jaded actor starring in a reboot of a classic animated film he's never even seen. It's the perfect sketch at a time where reboots, remakes, sequels, and film-to-TV adaptations have gone into development overdrive — but don't expect to feel any better about reboots after watching it.

Bob Odenkirk Plays the Heartbroken DJ Pollocktopus on 'The Birthday Boys'

Here's a sneak peek from this Friday's episode of IFC's The Birthday Boys featuring executive producer Bob Odenkirk. It's the age-old classic tale — a loving Polish father named Stolof raises his seven sons to be successful hipster DJs, only to watch them all abandon his dream to pursue their own paths.

Scott Aukerman and the Evolution of 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

The critically acclaimed Comedy Bang! Bang! returns to television this Friday. Creator, executive producer and host Scott Aukerman, continues to prove this talk show is more than just an interview. Aukerman questions celebrity guests accompanied by bandleader Reggie Watts; packed with sketches, character cameos and story interwoven, the show riffs in a surreal world.

He is the co-creator, producer and director (and recent Emmy winner) of Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, co-creator of the podcasting network Earwolf and creator/host of the weekly Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast.

I spoke to Scott while he was in New York City about finally getting celebrities on the show, cultivating new talent and of [...]

Here's a Sneak Peek of Friday's 'The Birthday Boys' Featuring Tim and Eric

The Birthday Boys is back with a brand new episode this Friday at 11:30pm, and IFC just released a sneak peek from the episode starring Mike Hanford as a man who discovers he's really good at playing piano with some jazzy saxophone backup from equally lucky talents Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim.

Chris Hardwick Interviews Celebrated Dumb Person Scott Aukerman

Here's a sneak peek at this Friday's episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! featuring guest Chris Hardwick, who turns the tables on Scott Aukerman by revealing that it's not actually an episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! but a new installment of Hardwick's own series America's Dumbest Talk Show Hosts.

Scott Aukerman and Dane Cook Chat About Their Hunkiness on 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

Here's a clip from this Friday's episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! featuring guest Dane Cook, who has a chat with the super hunky Scott Aukerman about what it's like to be an incredibly attractive comedian that all the ladies can't wait to see in person. Actually, Aukerman's more like a saddle-billed stork that all the ladies can't wait to see in person. It's better seen than explained…just watch it.

Take a Trip Through the Life of Reggie Watts with Matt Besser and The Vandals

Here's a clip from this week's episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! that runs through the many wacky moments of Reggie Watts's life set perfectly to the ska tunes of Matt Besser and The Vandals. Poor Reggie just can't catch a break.