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Mr. Lif Lifts Off

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Today, Mr. Lif (with Mr. Sonny James on the wheels of steel) officially announced his spring tour that will begin at SXSW (Austin, TX) on March 20 and will spread the message of hope and hip-hop through North America until the middle of June.

(left: Turbulent times call for a live Mr. Lif show.)

The politically-charged, lightning-tongued MC will be releasing his brand new album I Heard It Today on Tuesday, April 21. (The title track is currently available for download on iTunes.)

TOUR DATES:

Apr 9 2009 8:00P
Asylum
Portland, Maine

Apr 10 2009 8:00P
Pearl Street NightClub
Northampton, Massachusetts

Apr 11 2009 8:00P
The Studio at Webster Hall
New York, New York

Apr 16 2009 8:00P
Cedar Cultural Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Apr 17 2009 8:00P
Sugar
Victoria, British Columbia

Apr 18 2009 8:00P
Richards on Richards
Vancouver, British Columbia

Apr 20 2009 8:00P
Neumos
Seattle, Washington

Apr 21 2009 8:00P
Holocene
Portland, Oregon

Apr 23 2009 8:00P
Nocturnum
Eureka, California

Apr 24 2009 8:00P
Bottom of The Hill
San Francisco, California

Apr 25 2009 8:00P
Pitzer College
Claremont, California

Apr 26 2009 8:00P
Echo
Los Angeles, California

Apr 27 2009 8:00P
Casbah
San Diego, California

Apr 28 2009 8:00P
Club Congress
Tucson, Arizona

Apr 29 2009 8:00P
Chasers Bar and Nightclub
Scottsdale, Arizona

Apr 30 2009 8:00P
The Green Room
Flagstaff, Arizona

May 1 2009 8:00P
Urban Lounge
Salt Lake City, Utah

May 2 2009 8:00P
Marquis Theatre
Denver, Colorado

May 19 2009 8:00P
The Barbary
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

May 20 2009 8:00P
Ottobar
Baltimore, Maryland

May 21 2009 8:00P
Local 506
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

May 22 2009 8:00P
The Village Tavern
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

May 23 2009 8:00P
The Earl
Atlanta, Georgia

May 25 2009 8:00P
Jack Rabbits
Jacksonville, Florida

May 26 2009 8:00P
The Social
Orlando, Florida

May 27 2009 8:00P
Common Grounds
Gainesville, Florida

May 29 2009 8:00P
Spanish Moon
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

May 30 2009 8:00P
Warehouse Live
Houston, Texas

Jun 1 2009 8:00P
Palladium Loft
Dallas, Texas

Jun 2 2009 8:00P
Red 7
Austin, Texas

Jun 3 2009 8:00P
The Gramaphone
St. Louis , Missouri

June 4 2009 8:00PM
Sticky Fingerz
Little Rock, Arkansas

Jun 5 2009 8:00P
Waiting Room
Omaha, Nebraska

Jun 6 2009 8:00P
Triple Rock Social Club
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jun 8 2009 8:00P
High Noon Saloon
Madison, Wisconsin

Jun 9 2009 8:00P
The Abbey Pub
Chicago, Illinois

Jun 10 2009 8:00P
Magic Stick
Detroit, Michigan

Jun 12 2009 8:00P
Skullys Music Diner
Columbus, Ohio

Jun 13 2009 8:00P
Grog Shop
Cleveland, Ohio

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Hacked In

Funny or Die Is Taking Over

FOD TV comes to IFC every Saturday night.

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We’ve been fans of Funny or Die since we first met The Landlord. That enduring love makes it more than logical, then, that IFC is totally cool with FOD hijacking the airwaves every Saturday night. Yes, that’s happening.

The appropriately titled FOD TV looks like something pulled from public access television in the nineties. Like lo-fi broken-antenna reception and warped VHS tapes. Equal parts WTF and UHF.

Get ready for characters including The Shirtless Painter, Long-Haired Businessmen, and Pigeon Man. They’re aptly named, but for a better sense of what’s in store, here’s a taste of ASMR with Kelly Whispers:

Watch FOD TV every Saturday night during IFC’s regularly scheduled movies.

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Wicked Good

See More Evil

Stan Against Evil Season 1 is on Hulu.

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Okay, so you missed the entire first season of Stan Against Evil. There’s no shame in that, per se. But here’s the thing: Season 2 is just around the corner and you don’t want to lag behind. After all, Season 1 had some critical character development, not to mention countless plot twists, and a breathless finale cliffhanger that’s been begging for resolution since last fall. It also had this:

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The good news is that you can catch up right now on Hulu. Phew. But if you aren’t streaming yet, here’s a basic primer…

Willards Mill Is Evil

Stan spent his whole career as sheriff oblivious to the fact that his town has a nasty curse. Mostly because his recently-deceased wife was secretly killing demons and keeping Stan alive.

Demons Really Want To Kill Stan

The curse on Willards Mill stipulates that damned souls must hunt and kill each and every town sheriff, or “constable.” Oh, and these demons are shockingly creative.

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They Also Want To Kill Evie

Why? Because Evie’s a sheriff too, and the curse on Willard’s Mill doesn’t have a “one at a time” clause. Bummer, Evie.

Stan and Evie Must Work Together

Beating the curse will take two, baby, but that’s easier said than done because Stan doesn’t always seem to give a damn. Damn!

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Beware of Goats

It goes without saying for anyone who’s seen the show: If you know that ancient evil wants to kill you, be wary of anything that has cloven feet.

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Season 2 Is Lurking

Scary new things are slouching towards Willards Mill. An impending darkness descending on Stan, Evie and their cohort – eviler evil, more demony demons, and whatnot. And if Stan wants to survive, he’ll have to get even Stanlier.

Stan Against Evil Season 1 is now streaming right now on Hulu.

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SO EXCITED!!!

Reminders that the ’90s were a thing

"The Place We Live" is available for a Jessie Spano-level binge on Comedy Crib.

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Unless you stopped paying attention to the world at large in 1989, you are of course aware that the ’90s are having their pop cultural second coming. Nobody is more acutely aware of this than Dara Katz and Betsy Kenney, two comedians who met doing improv comedy and have just made their Comedy Crib debut with the hilarious ’90s TV throwback series, The Place We Live.

IFC: How would you describe “The Place We Live” to a fancy network executive you just met in an elevator?

Dara: It’s everything you loved–or loved to hate—from Melrose Place and 90210 but condensed to five minutes, funny (on purpose) and totally absurd.

IFC: How would you describe “The Place We Live” to a drunk friend of a friend you met in a bar?

Betsy: “Hey Todd, why don’t you have a sip of water. Also, I think you’ll love The Place We Live because everyone has issues…just like you, Todd.”

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IFC: When you were living through the ’90s, did you think it was television’s golden age or the pop culture apocalypse?


Betsy: I wasn’t sure I knew what it was, I just knew I loved it!


Dara: Same. Was just happy that my parents let me watch. But looking back, the ’90s honored The Teen. And for that, it’s the golden age of pop culture. 

IFC: Which ’90s shows did you mine for the series, and why?

Betsy: Melrose and 90210 for the most part. If you watch an episode of either of those shows you’ll see they’re a comedic gold mine. In one single episode, they cover serious crimes, drug problems, sex and working in a law firm and/or gallery, all while being young, hot and skinny.


Dara: And almost any series we were watching in the ’90s, Full House, Saved By the Bell, My So Called Life has very similar themes, archetypes and really stupid-intense drama. We took from a lot of places. 

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IFC: How would you describe each of the show’s characters in terms of their ’90s TV stereotype?

Dara: Autumn (Sunita Mani) is the femme fatale. Robin (Dara Katz) is the book worm (because she wears glasses). Candace (Betsy Kenney) is Corey’s twin and gives great advice and has really great hair. Corey (Casey Jost) is the boy next door/popular guy. Candace and Corey’s parents decided to live in a car so the gang can live in their house. 
Lee (Jonathan Braylock) is the jock.

IFC: Why do you think the world is ready for this series?

Dara: Because everyone’s feeling major ’90s nostalgia right now, and this is that, on steroids while also being a totally new, silly thing.

Delight in the whole season of The Place We Live right now on IFC’s Comedy Crib. It’ll take you back in all the right ways.