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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.

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'The Birthday Boys' Returns Next Month with Scott Aukerman, Casey Wilson, Chris Elliott, and More

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 [...]

The Birthday Boys' Tim Kalpakis Has 10 Dads

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.

The "Old Man in the Woods" Website from The Birthday Boys Is Real

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.

'The Birthday Boys' Is a Nice-Looking, Funny Sketch Show

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 [...]

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:

IFC Renews 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' and 'The Birthday Boys'

IFC announced today that they've renewed both Comedy Bang! Bang! and The Birthday Boys for another season. The network has given an order for an expanded fourth season of Comedy Bang! Bang!, featuring a whopping 40 episodes expected to premiere in 2015. Season two of The Birthday Boys will consist of 10 episodes and premiere in late 2014.

Here are a couple clips from the most recent season of each show to get you prepped for all the new episodes:

This Birthday Boys Sketch Will Change Birthdays Forever

brightcove.createExperiences(); Here's a sketch from this coming Friday's episode of IFC's new sketch show The Birthday Boys, in which Mike Mitchell plays a Martian named Woosh who performs at birthday parties and sings a super catchy song. The Birthday Boys even made 109 personalized video versions of the Woosh song, so you can go check if they got to your name.

Watch Ben Stiller in a New Episode of 'The Birthday Boys'

IFC released the latest episode of their new sketch show, The Birthday Boys, online a little early today. Not set to air until Friday, here's the entire fourth episode of the show which features guest star Ben Stiller appearing in multiple sketches (Stiller also executive produces the show). The episode also features guest appearances from Frank Caliendo and Matt Besser, and of course, series regular Bob Odenkirk.

Talking to The Birthday Boys About Their New IFC Sketch Show

This Friday, IFC is set to launch its newest comedy show, The Birthday Boys. Written by and starring LA-based sketch group of the same name, The Birthday Boys is the first TV show in several years to come from a pre-existing sketch group.

Made up of seven members (Jefferson Dutton, Dave Ferguson, Mike Hanford, Tim Kalpakis, Matt Kowalick, Mike Mitchell, and Chris VanArtsdalen), The Birthday Boys formed in 2007. The group began making popular web videos together and performing a monthly show at LA's UCB Theatre. Joining The Birthday Boys for their TV show is Bob Odenkirk, who is serving as a producer in addition to acting, writing, and directing [...]

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.

Here's the Pilot for a Rejected FX Talk Show Produced by Funny Or Die and Hosted by One of The Birthday Boys

Over the weekend, this pilot for a late night show on the FX network leaked online. Called What's Going On?, the pilot was produced by Funny Or Die in 2011, and it's hosted by comedian Mike Mitchell, a member of the sketch group The Birthday Boys who now have their own show on IFC. A live show at LA's UCB Theatre before becoming a TV pilot, What's Going On? has an interesting premise that makes it funnier and more interesting than the average late night show: Mitchell doesn't know anything about the show and everything (guests, jokes, character bits, etc.) is a surprise to him planned by the writers/producers.

The Birthday Boys Have a Great Music Video for You

Here's "Keepin' the Beat," a sketch from this Friday's episode of IFC's new sketch show The Birthday Boys. It's a music video for an alt-rock band called Ghosts and Harvests, and it's pretty great.

Watch The Birthday Boys' Mike Mitchell Repeatedly Try (But Fail) Not to Swear in Front of a Child Actor

Here's a series of outtakes from IFC's new sketch show The Birthday Boys, in which one of The Birthday Boys, Mike Mitchell, is acting opposite a child actor and can't stop swearing when he messes up his lines and keeps apologizing afterwards.