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.
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IFC sketch show The Birthday Boys is coming back for a second 10-episode season next month, and a whole lot of stars are set to show up throughout the season. According to EW, The Birthday Boys has been given an official return date of Friday, October 17th at 11:30pm, and aside from executive producer Bob Odenkirk, here are all the guest stars slated to show up:
Tony Hale, Dana Carvey, Casey Wilson, and Doris Roberts, along with both halves of Tenacious D (Jack Black and Kyle Gass) and Tim & Eric (Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim). The guest list also includes Scott Aukerman, Chloe Bennet, Sandra Bernhard, Nicole [...]
Here's a sketch from this Friday's episode of IFC's The Birthday Boys, in which Birthday Boy Tim Kalpakis explains the evolving concept of what makes a family… and introduces you to his 10 dads.
Sketch group The Birthday Boys made a real website off of their sketch "Old Man in the Woods" (watch here) from their self-titled IFC show. OldManintheWoods.com is pretty scary.
Tonight, IFC is debuting its new comedy The Birthday Boys, the latest in a recent wave of TV sketch shows that includes Key & Peele, Inside Amy Schumer, and IFC's own Portlandia. But while all those other programs are centered on one our two personalities, The Birthday Boys is — like a lot of classic sketch shows — made up of a larger group of comedians and one that existed before the show.
Performing comedy together since 2006, The Birthday Boys consists of seven writer-performers (Jefferson Dutton, Dave Ferguson, Mike Hanford, Tim Kalpakis, Matt Kowalick, Mike Mitchell, Chris VanArtsdalen), six of whom met at Ithaca College before moving to [...]