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Reggidency: Comedy Bang Bang’s Reggie Watts heads to SF Sketchfest


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Okay, we give. We’re going to have to pack our bags and head out West where the streets are curvy, the summers are cold and the SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco comedy fest that runs from Jan. 24 to Feb 10, is happening. Not only is our adopted comic Chris Gethard taking his aptly-named cable access show The Chris Gethard Show to San Francisco, but our favorite one-man house band, Comedy Bang Bang’s Reggie Watts, is heading to SF Sketchfest, too for a three-night residency a.k.a. a Reggidency. So we’re going to start hitchhiking our way out west to the SF Sketchfest, too. With Chris and Reggie bringing the laughs, how can we resist? And why would we want to?

For three nights (Jan. 27 – 29) Reggie Watts will team up with SF Sketchfest, Another Planet Entertainment, Noise Pop and us (IFC, in case you forgot) to present three completely unique experiences filled with music, laughter and special guests.

Part one of the Reggidency takes place Sunday, January 27th at 8pm at the Marines’ Memorial Theatre and features Reggie Watts and The Amy O’Neal Dance Crew for a night of movement and music. Amy is a Seattle based choreographer, dancer, performer and dance educator who is a frequent collaborator with Reggie. Join Reggie and Amy and her Crew for a one-of-a-kind collaboration of dance, music and comedy.

Part two features “Police Academy” star and sound effects legend Michael Winslow for a Sound Effects Summit. Michael Winslow can imitate over 1,000 sound effects using his voice alone. Don’t miss the first time meeting of two sound effects masters as they collaborate and perform solo pieces, when it happens on Monday, January 28th at 8pm at The Independent. Part 3 of the Reggidency takes place Tuesday, January 29th at 8pm at the Mezzanine. This time Reggie Watts teams up with jazz pianist Robert Glasper and special guest Chris Dave. Reggie and Robert are reuniting after a wildly successful debut collaboration at the 2012 SF Sketchfest, where they improvised an entire set of music and comedy with no preconceived notions or rehearsal. This time they’ll make it a trio, adding drummer Chris “Daddy” Dave.

Want to buy tickets? Head here. We’ll see you there!

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Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.

Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…

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A-O Rewind

Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.


Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

We Americans spend most of our lives in cars. Fortunately, there’s a Portlandia sketch for every automotive situation.

A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.

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