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Take a peek at Bullet in the Face

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We know that you’ve all been dying for a peek at our glitzy, glossy crime thriller Bullet in the Face. The two-night event kicks off on August 16th and like any good crime boss we’re holding our cards close to our chest so no double-crossing rat can Fredo us (not that we would ever get in a boat with a useless rat). We’re taking a page out of Puzo and only letting our inner circle know our ultimate plan for world domination. If we told you we would have to kill you. To cover you in jewels and then kill you. Wait, what did we just say? We didn’t mean any of that. We’ve just been spending too much time with crime bosses Eddie Izzard and Eric Roberts as they hatch their devious plots. We would never kill any of you! Well, probably. Just be sure to tune into Bullet in the Face and we’ll never have to find out the truth.

Watch this clip and we know you’ll tune in to the Bullet in the Face two-night event on August 16th and 17th:

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Bullet in the Face is coming to IFC on August 16th and 17th at 10/9c

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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.

Bunk has some ideas to improve Jesus’ last supper

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Jesus knew a lot of things, but despite being able to turn water into wine and feeding five thousand people with a few loaves and fishes, based on his last supper, perhaps throwing a party isn’t at the top of his skill set. That’s where Bunk comes in. Perpetually barefoot host Kurt Braunohler tasked comedian contestants Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live), Kumail Nanjiani (Franklin & Bash), and Ben Garant (Reno 911!) with helping Jesus turn his last supper from a somber affair into a serious pajama jammie jam. Who would you invite to a pajama jammie jam? Kid from Kid N’ Play, of course. These Bunk guys sure know what’s up when it comes to party planning.

Watch the clip now and be sure to tune in to Bunk on Friday at 10:30 p.m. ET right before the Portlandia Brunch Special airs at 11 p.m. ET:

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Ed Helms and Reggie Watts get their banjo on

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No offense to Paul Rudd and his willingness to sing about killing the ladies or Michael Cera and his love of friendship and pie, but Ed Helms really knows how to make music. You see, the star of “The Hangover” and The Office spends his free time playing an actual instrument: The banjo. When he’s not watching his own Daily Show re-runs, Helms is plucking away at the banjo. He’s so good at playing that he’s gotten to play with Steve Martin, Old Crow Medicine Hat, The Get Down Boys and more. So when we heard that Ed Helms was coming to Comedy Bang! Bang! we could only hold our breath in anticipation of whatever wonderful music he would make with our own one-man band Reggie Watts. Needless to say it surpassed our wildest dreams. Bet Scott Aukerman is pretty jealous he doesn’t play an instrument right now.

Watch Ed Helms and Reggie Watts make beautiful music together and be sure to tune in to see Ed on Comedy Bang! Bang! on Friday at 10/9c:

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Comedy Bang! Bang! airs on IFC on Fridays at 10/9c

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