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Get It Out There: Comedy by IFC & BAM

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One thing you know about IFC is that we love comedy. Also, R. Kelly and film, but comedy is our lifeblood. Probably yours too, because everyone likes to laugh be it watching our own Portlandia or reciting lines from “Anchorman.” We love comedy, which is why we’re excited to announce that IFC & BAM are partnering to spotlight emerging comedic talent with the new comedy night “Get It Out There: Comedy by IFC & BAM.”

Beginning Wednesday, April 25 (and continuing six times throughout the rest of the year), the “Get It Out There: Comedy by IFC & BAM” live showcase will encourage comics to experiment recklessly with humor by testing out fresh material and probing the depths of their twisted souls for new forms of funny!

“Get It Out There” The events are free to the public and will take place at BAMCafé (30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY) beginning at 9pm. Comics on deck for the inaugural April 25 show include Wyatt Cenac (Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Mike Lawrence (TBS’ Conan), Damien Lemon (Comedy Central’s Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus, MTV2’s Guy Code), and Giulia Rozzi (VH1, Stripped Stories). The night will be hosted by Jared Logan (John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show).

Caroline Creaghead, the curator of “Get It Out There,” told the New York Times that, “The show hoped to shine a spotlight on Brooklyn as a place where comedy is increasingly being performed but not to the exclusion of performers who aren’t from the area.” She added that “This is probably the first time that I’ve had someone say, ‘These are artists – we want to see people who are doing something avant-garde.’” Don’t know about you, but that makes us very excited to see what is going to happen on the stage at BAM. See you there!

For more information, head here.

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The 10 Most Metal Pop Culture Cameos

Glenn Danzig drops by Portlandia tonight at 10P on IFC.

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Glenn Danzig rocks harder than granite. In his 60 years, he’s mastered punk with The Misfits, slayed metal with the eponymous Danzig, and generally melted faces with the force of his voice. And thanks to Fred and Carrie, he’s now stopping by tonight’s brand new Portlandia so we can finally get to see what “Evil Elvis” is like when he hits the beach. To celebrate his appearance, we put together our favorite metal moments from pop culture, from the sublime to the absurd.

10. Cannibal Corpse meets Ace Ventura

Back in the ’90s,  Cannibal Corpse was just a small time band from Upstate New York, plying their death metal wares wherever they could find a crowd, when a call from Jim Carry transformed their lives. Turns out the actor was a fan, and wanted them for a cameo in his new movie, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. The band had a European tour coming up, and were wary of being made fun of, so they turned it down. Thankfully, the rubber-faced In Living Color vet wouldn’t take no for an answer, proving that you don’t need to have a lot of fans, just the right ones.


9. AC/DC in Private Parts

Howard Stern’s autobiographical film, based on his book of the same name, followed his rise in the world of radio and pop culture. For a man surrounded by naked ladies and adoring fans, it’s hard to track the exact moment he made it. But rocking out with AC/DC in the middle of Central Park, as throngs of fans clamor to get a piece of you, seems like it comes pretty close. You can actually see Stern go from hit host to radio god in this clip, as “You Shook Me All Night Long” blasts in the background.


8. Judas Priest meets The Simpsons

When you want to blast a bunch of peace-loving hippies out on their asses, you’re going to need some death metal. At least, that’s what the folks at The Simpsons thought when they set up this cameo from the metal gods. Unfortunately, thanks to a hearty online backlash, the writers of the classic series were soon informed that Judas Priest, while many things, are not in fact “death metal.” This led to the most Simpson-esque apology ever. Rock on, Bartman. Rock on.


7. Anthrax on Married…With Children

What do you get when Married…with Children spoofs My Dinner With Andre, substituting the erudite playwrights for a band so metal they piss rust? Well, for starters, a lot of headbanging, property destruction and blown eardrums. And much like everything else in life, Al seems to have missed the fun.


6. Motorhead rocks out on The Young Ones

The Young Ones didn’t just premiere on BBC2 in 1982 — it kicked the doors down to a new way of doing comedy. A full-on assault on the staid state of sitcoms, the show brought a punk rock vibe to the tired format, and in the process helped jumpstart a comedy revolution. For instance, where an old sitcom would just cut from one scene to the next, The Young Ones choose to have Lemmy and his crew deliver a raw version of “Ace of Spades.” The general attitude seemed to be, you don’t like this? Well, then F— you!


5. Red and Kitty Meet Kiss on That ’70s Show

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Long before they were banished to playing arena football games, Kiss was the hottest ticket in rock. The gang from That ’70s Show got to live out every ’70s teen’s dream when they were set loose backstage at a Kiss concert, taking full advantage of groupies, ganja and hard rock.


4. Ronnie James Dio in Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (NSFW, people!)

What does a young boy do when he was born to rock, and the world won’t let him? What tight compadre does he pray to for guidance and some sweet licks? If you’re a young Jables, half of “the world’s most awesome band,” you bow your head to Ronnie James Dio, aka the guy who freaking taught the world how to do the “Metal Horns.” Never before has a rock god been so literal than in this clip that turns it up to eleven.


3. Ozzy Osbourne in Trick or Treat

It’s hard to tell if Ozzy was trying his hardest here, or just didn’t give a flying f–k. What is clear is that, either way, it doesn’t really matter. Ozzy’s approach to acting seems to lean more heavily on Jack Daniels than sense memory, and yet seeing the slurry English rocker play a sex-obsessed televangelist is so ridiculous, he gets a free pass. Taking part in the cult horror Trick or Treat, Ozzy proves that he makes things better just by showing up. Because that’s exactly what he did here. Showed up. And it rocks.


2. Glenn Danzig on Portlandia

Danzig seems to be coming out of a self imposed exile these days. He just signed with a record company, and his appearance on Portlandia is reminding everyone how kick ass he truly is. Who else but “The Other Man in Black” could help Portland’s resident goths figure out what to wear to the beach? Carrie Brownstein called Danzig “amazing,” and he called Fred “a genius,” so this was a rare love fest for the progenitor of horror punk.


1. Alice Cooper in Wayne’s World

It’s surprising, sure, but for a scene that contains no music whatsoever, it’s probably the most famous metal moment in the history of film. When Alice Cooper informed Wayne and Garth that Milwaukee is actually pronounced “Milly-way-kay” back in 1992, he created one of the most famous scenes in comedy history. What’s more metal than that? Much like Wayne and Garth, we truly are not worthy.

Watch: Marc Maron’s Stand Up Comedy

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Marc Maron has been a comedian for 25 years. He’s had his problems. He was an angry, drunk, self involved, twice divorced compulsive mess for most of his adult life, but with sobriety, his life and career are turning around. Marc tackles it all in his stand up routines and his incredibly popular WTF podcast, which features conversations with celebrities and fellow comedians, including a recent visit from Portlandia’s Carrie Brownstein. As you may have heard, we are taking Marc’s life and turning it into a television show. “Maron,” our working title, explores a fictionalized version of Marc’s life, his relationships, and his career, including his podcast. Trust us, we leave his neurosis intact, because untouched, Maron is uniquely fascinating, absolutely compelling and brutally funny.

To prep you for some of what you may see in his show, which is slated to premiere in 2013, here is some of the finest of Marc’s stand up comedy that YouTube had to offer:

Here is Marc back in the day, roasting Chevy Chase:

Here he is reading dirty texts (NSFW, duh):

Here’s one of his appearance on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Here he is on Late Night with David Letterman with Spanish subtitles for your enjoyment:

And here he is at the Montreal Comedy Festival:

“Maron” is coming to IFC in 2013

SXSW 2012: Kurt Braunohler horses around for new IFC anti-game show “Bunk”

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We’re having a lot of fun down at SXSW. But we think our host with the most comedian Chris Gethard is having more fun than anyone, especially when he is interviewing Kurt Braunohler from IFC’s new anti-game show “Bunk.” In this clip, Kurt explains one of his favorite segments of “Bunk” involving horses and podiums and jockeys.

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“Bunk” premieres on IFC in June

SXSW 2012: Kurt Braunohler shames puppies for IFC’s new anti-game show “Bunk”

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Around these parts, we’re all very excited for June when Comedy Bang! Bang! and Bunk, our first ever game show, hit the IFC airwaves. If you haven’t watched the sneak peek of Comedy Bang! Bang! with Scott Aukerman, Reggie Watts, Paul F. Tompkins, and Adam Scott, go do that now. We’ll wait. Wasn’t that great? So now you know that we wouldn’t lie to you when we say you have got to watch this video straight from the stage of IFC’s Crossroads House at SXSW of Bunk host Kurt Braunohler telling comedian Chris Gethard about shaming puppies for money:

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“Bunk” comes to IFC in June 2012

Sneak Peek: Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts in Comedy Bang! Bang!

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To help ease the pain of “Portlandia” fans tearing up after the season finale of Fred Armisen’s and Carrie Brownstein’s sketch comedy show, we gave a sneak peek at the light at the end of the tunnel. Namely, Scott Aukerman’s “Comedy Bang! Bang!”, which is coming soon to IFC. As you’ll see below in the sneak peek, we know not to mess with a good thing. The television version of Comedy Bang! Bang! retains many of the elements that listeners of the “Comedy Bang! Bang” podcast know and love. There’s Scott Aukerman just hosting his normal talk show host, while IFC fave Reggie Watts makes up the one-man band. Then there is Paul F. Tompkins playing Andrew Lloyd Webber, the composer or a close facsimile thereof, who is a recurring character on the podcast. Since Comedy Bang! Bang! is a talk show, though, we can’t just have Scott, Reggie, and Paul talking to each other, there has to be guests too. In this sneak peek we see Adam Scott of “Parks and Recreation” (and, of course, “Party Down”) as the weekly guest offering some very important “celebrity advice” before Tompkins’ Andrew Lloyd Webber shows up.

We know you’ll love “Comedy Bang! Bang!” because whether you know it or not, you already love Scott Aukerman. He was a write/performer on “Mr. Show” and co-created and directed “Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis, and, hosted Comedy Death Ray right here on IFC. While we love the show’s resident one-man bandleader, Reggie Watts (Comedian/Musician/Artist/Writer/Performer as seen on Conan’s Live tour and on TBS as well as his Comedy Central Special WHY $#!+ SO CRAZY), we’re pretty sure the feeling is mutual as he has written odes to Brooke Alvarez, “Portlandia”, and “Malcolm in the Middle”. We couldn’t be more excited for this show to premiere in June.

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“Comedy Bang! Bang!” is coming in June to IFC

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