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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 [...]

Watch Pre-Premiere Episodes of IFC's 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' and 'The Birthday Boys'

Ahead of the season premieres of Comedy Bang! Bang! and The Birthday Boys next week, IFC has released special pre-premiere episodes of each show to get you excited. Check out the Birthday Boys' lady-themed episode above featuring appearances by Lennon Parham, June Diane Raphael, Casey Wilson, Ellie Kemper, Garfunkel and Oates, and more, then watch Comedy Bang! Bang! with guest Steven Yeun, Horatio Sanz, and a bunch of puppies below:

Dana Carvey Plays a Snobby Clothing Designer on 'The Birthday Boys'

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brightcove.createExperiences();The Birthday Boys returns for a second season on October 17th, and IFC released a sneak peak today featuring Dana Carvey as fancy clothing designer Laurence Eastman in a super hip commercial that warns against wearing new Eastman gear when you're goofing around in the grass. The new season of The Birthday Boys is set to include a ton of great guest stars, including Scott Aukerman, Jack Black, Ellie Kemper, Chris Elliott, Lennon Parham, Tim and Eric, Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci, and of course Bob Odenkirk.

IFC Renews 'Maron' for a Third Season

Marc Maron is returning to IFC next year. The network announced today that they've renewed his series Maron for a 13-episode third season slated to begin production this fall. The third season will premiere sometime in spring 2015, but no exact premiere date has been announced. "I am very proud of both seasons of the show and thrilled we're doing another one," Maron said in a statement. "Through all the episodes I can see the growth and evolution of the character, writing and comedy. I'm excited about getting back to the process. The character of Maron needs some work on and off screen and fortunately that's what drives the [...]

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 [...]

IFC Renews 'The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret' for a Third Season

David Cross is returning to IFC. EW reports that the network has renewed his London-set mini-series The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret for a third six-episode season. The first two seasons ran in 2010 and 2012, and the new season will pick up right where last season left off. According to the report, the regular cast has not yet been finalized — original cast member Sharon Horgan is confirmed to return, but Will Arnett, Blake Anderson, and Spike Jonze's roles are still unknown. No premiere date has been revealed for the new season, but it's expected to debut on IFC sometime next year. Apparently Cross changed his [...]

Denis Leary Is Developing a Hockey Comedy for IFC

Denis Leary's production company Apostle has a new comedy in development at IFC. According to Variety, the scripted comedy titled Uncle Chubby's will follow "the exploits of a group of friends in their late 20s as they play on an ice hockey team, determined to win the adult league title despite little experience playing the sport competitively." The script comes from Apostle's Jim Serpico and Tom Sellitti, who also serve as producers on IFC's other show Maron. No cast has been announced yet for the project, but Leary will serve as a co-executive producer alongside Serpico and Sellitti. Leary already has his next TV role lined up in [...]

Garfunkel and Oates Sing About the Joys of Legally Smoking Weed

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brightcove.createExperiences();Here's a new clip from IFC's Garfunkel and Oates, in which the ladies sing all about the bliss and glory that comes along with having a medical marijuana card in California and why smoking legally is always a good time no matter what the symptoms (or lack thereof).

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.

Ellie Kemper Tries to Break Out of a Future Prison on 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

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Jerry Seinfeld Calls 'Portlandia' "One of the Best Comedies of All Time"

"I'm kind of obsessed with Portlandia right now. I mean, wow, it's just too beyond brilliant. I was just in Portland, and everywhere you go, it’s like, is this a sketch, or is this the real show? … I think that's the best comedy on TV right now, and it's easily one of the best comedies of all time."

- Jerry Seinfeld gives some glowing praise to IFC's Portlandia in a new interview with Vulture.

'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Returns to IFC on October 17th with Tons of Guest Stars

Comedy Bang! Bang! is coming back to television next month. IFC announced today that Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts return for the 10-episode second half of CBB's third season on Friday, October 17th at 11:00pm followed by the premiere of The Birthday Boys' second season. Here's some of the guests slated to appear on this round of Comedy Bang! Bang!:

James Adomian, Eric Andre, Dane Cook, Rob Corddry, Andy Daly, Jon Daly, Chris Hardwick, Ellie Kemper, Lauren Lapkus, Bobby Moynihan, Horatio Sanz, Kevin Smith, Amber Tamblyn, Steven Yeun, Ronnie Adrian, Matt Besser, Ben Blacker, Neil Campbell, Whitney Cummings, Rhys Darby, Erinn Hayes, Anthony Jeselnik, Jay Johnston, Jaime King, [...]