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Check out Hot Tub with Bunk’s Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal

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When we were looking for a host for our new comedy game show Bunk, which premieres on IFC on June 8th at 10:30 p.m. ET right after Comedy Bang! Bang!, we wanted the best. Because we care! Luckily, the best was right in our very own backyard, sitting in a hot tub. Yes, comedian-turned-host-with-the-most Kurt Braunohler has spent a lot of time in a hot tub over the years. And you can be sure he’s not sitting in that hot tub alone (hubba hubba, right?). He has Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords, The Daily Show, and 30 Rock) as company. You see the hot tub is of the more metaphoric variety, which we would explain, but we dropped out of school in order to watch Kurt and Kristen host their Hot Tub variety show all the time. The dynamic duo has been hosting, starring in, and organizing Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen since 2005. Every Monday at 8 PM, Kurt and Kristen can be found at Littlefield in Brooklyn, where the pair share emcee duties during a 90-minute set of stand-up, storytelling and live music. Recent guests include Rob Delaney, The Daily Show’s Wyatt Cenac, Eugene Mirman, Gabe Liedman and lots more. But why are we still typing when we can just show you some videos? Laugh it up:

Here are Kurt and Kristen performing at SketchFest NYC in 2006:

Here’s another version of their Hot Tub Variety Show in 2007:

And finally here’s a recent interview and performance courtesy of BlackBook:

Want the latest news from IFC? Like us on Facebook and follow us on @IFCtv. You can also like Bunk and Comedy Bang! Bang!.

“Bunk” premieres on IFC on Friday, June 8th at 10:30/9:30c

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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