Patton Oswalt Is Putting a Live Bird on the 2014 Spirit Awards


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This year’s Film Independent Spirit Awards may be going to the birds, if host Patton Oswalt has anything to say about it.

Oswalt is hosting the 2014 Spirit Awards and he plans to do it in style. The actor and comedian announced today that he plans to replace the ceremony’s symbolic avian trophies with a live bird for each award winner at the event. Yep, he’s putting a bird on the Spirit Awards.

What kinds of birds will he choose? Will they be in cages? The only way to find out is to tune into the annual award ceremony, which will be broadcast on IFC on Sat, March 1st at 10/9c.

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The 2014 Spirit Awards air on Saturday, March 1st at 10:00 pm ET/PT, exclusively on IFC.


Road Trip

Scott Aukerman Is Hitting the Road for a Comedy Bang! Bang! Live Tour

Scott and Comedy Bang! Bang! are coming to a town near you.

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Comprised of countless characters, hilarious guests, and running gags, Comedy Bang! Bang! simply can’t be contained in just its podcast and TV forms. As such, host Scott Aukerman is taking the show and its oddball cavalcade on the road in a brand new live tour. Fan favorites Lauren Lapkus, Paul F. Tompkins, and Neil Campbell will be along for the ride (either as themselves, as their show personas, or both — we’re not at liberty to say!), and there will surely be a few surprise drop-ins as well. And maybe…a little magic?

Scott Magic

Check out the tour dates below and catch the Comedy Bang! Bang! live tour when it swings nearby. And be sure to check back for updates on Comedy Bang! Bang!‘s new season, debuting this spring on IFC with new bandleader and cohost “Weird Al” Yankovic.

April 30 – Theater at the Ace—Los Angeles, CA
May 6 – Convocation Hall—Toronto, ON
May 7 – Wilbur Theatre—Boston, MA
May 8 – Keswick Theatre—Philadelphia, PA
May 9 – The Lincoln Theatre—Washington, DC
May 10 – The Carolina Theatre of Durham—Durham, NC
May 11 – The Tabernacle—Atlanta, GA
May 13 – Gramercy Theatre—New York, NY
May 17 – Texas Theatre—Dallas, TX
May 18 – Paramount Theatre—Austin, TX
May 19 – Pantages Theatre—Minneapolis, MN
May 20 – Athenaeum Theatre—Chicago, IL
May 21 – Royal Oak Music Theatre—Detroit, MI
May 22 – Paramount Theatre—Denver, CO
May 23 – Fox Theater—Oakland, CA
May 24 – Revolution Hall—Portland, OR
May 25 – The Moore Theatre—Seattle, WA
May 26 –Vogue Theatre—Vancouver, BC

10 The Wire Stars Who Are Killing It Right Now


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HBO’s The Wire is universally considered to be one of the greatest programs TV has ever seen, with an enormous cast drawn from all over the world. Even after the end of the show, that cast is still a force to be reckoned with. Let’s see what they’re up to now.

10. Idris Elba

London-born actor Idris Elba (Stringer Bell) has had a great career on both sides of the pond, but he’s currently wowing us as the title character on the BBC’s Luther.

9. Michael B. Jordan

After getting his break as the likable young dealer Wallace on The Wire, Michael B. Jordan has built a solid acting career, with a great role in Fruitvale Station and recent casting in the upcoming Fantastic Four movie.

8. Chad Coleman

As Cutty on The Wire, Chad Coleman was one of the show’s more positive figures. His part on The Walking Dead as hardened survivor Tyreese is equally awesome.

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Watch a Mash-Up of the Craziest Spirit Award Moments


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The Film Independent Spirit Awards are a celebration of daring, unique filmmaking. Sometimes, though, the “celebration” part gets out of hand. Watch a mash-up below of some of the craziest, most unexpected moments from past shows, and tune in Saturday, March 1 at 10/9c for this year’s ceremony, hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt.

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