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Drumming Up Laughs

Fred Armisen Jams With Conan’s Band in This Week’s Funniest Videos

This week we're laughing at Fred on the drums and Aubrey Plaza on Comedy Bang! Bang!.

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It’s Father’s Day weekend, which can mean anything from bear hugs to awkward silence over TV dinners. But whatever your plans are for Sunday (a Stephen King movie marathon with dear ol’ dad, perhaps?), gear up for the weekend with a fleet of funny videos. (Dad can’t ground you for that, right?)

From Fred Armisen sitting in with the Basic Cable Band to Aubrey Plaza staring down death on Comedy Bang! Bang!, here are five funny things from this week you need to watch.

1. Amy Schumer and Anna Wintour Swap Lives

To celebrate her appearance on the cover of Vogue, comedian Amy Schumer spent a day in editor/fashion maven Anna Wintour’s stylish (and no doubt uncomfortable) shoes. Meanwhile, Anna hits the comedy club and tries out her new catchphrase, “Wintour is coming.”


2. Aubrey Plaza Goes Medieval, Almost Dies

Queen of shade Aubrey Plaza swings by Comedy Bang! Bang! tonight as a fair maiden of snark and sass. But due to an overzealous lunch, Aubrey finds herself flirting with mortality. (Catch back-to-back CB!B! episodes Fridays starting at 11P.)


3. Fred Armisen’s Jazz Drumming Tutorial

Fred stopped by Conan this week to show off a clip from Documentary Now! season two and talk about hosting the SNL season finale. And since he can never resist the opportunity for a drum sesh, Fred jumped behind the skins with the band and showed how easy jazz drummers have it.


4. They Might Be Giants/Star Wars Mashup

They Might Be Giants traffics in a special brand of musical pep. And as this mashup of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and TMBG’s fragmented track “Fingertips” off their 1992 album Apollo 18 proves, there might be a TMBG song for every occasion.


5. Honest Trailers: Finding Nemo

Looking back at a pre-Cars 2 Pixar is to witness a movie studio that can seemingly do no wrong. However, as the latest edition of “Honest Trailers” shows us, even Pixar in its prime isn’t immune to plot holes or logical incongruities. With Finding Dory hitting theaters, check out this lovingly nitpicky takedown of 2003’s Finding Nemo.

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Holiday Extra Special

Make The Holidays ’80s Again

Enjoy the holiday cheer Wednesday December 21 at 10P on IFC.

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Whatever happened to the kind of crazy-yet-cozy holiday specials that blanketed the early winter airwaves of the 1980s? Unceremoniously killed by infectious ’90s jadedness? Slow fade out at the hands of early-onset millennial ennui? Whatever the reason, nixing the tradition was a huge mistake.

A huge mistake that we’re about to fix.

Announcing IFC’s Joe’s Pub Presents: A Holiday Special, starring Tony Hale. It’s a celeb-studded extravaganza in the glorious tradition of yesteryear featuring Bridget Everett, Jo Firestone, Nick Thune, Jen Kirkman, house band The Dap-Kings, and many more. And it’s at Joe’s Pub, everyone’s favorite home away from home in the Big Apple.

The yuletide cheer explodes Wednesday December 21 at 10P. But if you were born after 1989 and have no idea what void this spectacular special is going to fill, sample from this vintage selection of holiday hits:

Andy Williams and The NBC Kids Search For Santa

The quintessential holiday special. Get snuggly and turn off your brain. You won’t need it.

A Muppet Family Christmas

The Fraggles. The Muppets. The Sesame Street gang. Fate. The Jim Henson multiverse merges in this warm and fuzzy Holiday gathering.

Julie Andrews: The Sound Of Christmas

To this day a foolproof antidote to holiday cynicism. It’s cheesy, but a good cheese. In this case an Alpine Gruyère.

Star Wars Holiday Special

Okay, busted. This one was released in 1978. Still totally ’80s though. And yes that’s Bea Arthur.

Pee Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special

Pass the eggnog, and make sure it’s loaded. This special is everything you’d expect it to be and much, much more.

Joe’s Pub Presents: A Holiday Special premieres Wednesday December 21 at 10P on IFC.

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It Ain't Over Yet

A Guide to Coping with the End of Comedy Bang! Bang!

Watch the final episodes tonight at 11 and 11:30P on IFC.

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After five seasons and 110 halved-hour episodes, Scott Aukerman’s hipster comedy opus, Comedy Bang! Bang!, has come to an end. Fridays at 11 and 11:30P will never be the same. We know it can be hard for fans to adjust after the series finale of their favorite TV show. That’s why we’ve prepared this step-by-step guide to managing your grief.

Step One: Cry it out

It’s just natural. We’re sad too.
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Step Two: Read the CB!B! IMDB Trivia Page

The show is over and it feels like you’ve lost a friend. But how well did you really know this friend? Head over to Comedy Bang! Bang!’s IMDB page to find out some things you may not have known…like that it’s “based on a Civil War battle of the same name” or that “Reggie Watts was actually born with the name Theodore Leopold The Third.”

Step Three: Listen to the podcast

One fascinating piece of CB!B! trivia that you might not learn from IMDB is that there’s a podcast that shares the same name as the TV show. It’s even hosted by Scott Aukerman! It’s not exactly like watching the TV show on a Friday night, but that’s only because each episode is released Monday morning. If you close your eyes, the podcast is just like watching the show with your eyes closed!

Step Four: Watch brand new CB!B! clips?!

The best way to cope with the end of Comedy Bang! Bang! is to completely ignore that it’s over — because it’s not. In an unprecedented move, IFC is opening up the bonus CB!B! content vault. There are four brand new, never-before-seen sketches featuring Scott Aukerman, Kid Cudi, and “Weird Al” Yankovic ready for you to view on the IFC App. There’s also one right here, below this paragraph! Watch all four b-b-bonus clips and feel better.

Binge the entire final season, plus exclusive sketches, right now on the IFC app.

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Everybody Sweats Now

The Four-Day Sweatsgiving Weekend On IFC

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This long holiday weekend is your time to gobble gobble gobble and give heartfelt thanks—thanks for the comfort and forgiveness of sweatpants. Because when it comes right down to it, there’s nothing more wholesome and American than stuffing yourself stupid and spending endless hours in front of the TV in your softest of softests.

So get the sweats, grab the remote and join IFC for four perfect days of entertainment.

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It all starts with a 24-hour T-day marathon of Rocky Horror Picture Show, then continues Friday with an all-day binge of Stan Against Evil.

By Saturday, the couch will have molded to your shape. Which is good, because you’ll be nestled in for back-to-back Die Hard and Lethal Weapon.

Finally, come Sunday it’s time to put the sweat back in your sweatpants with The Shining, The Exorcist, The Chronicles of Riddick, Terminator 2, and Blade: Trinity. They totally count as cardio.

As if you need more convincing, here’s Martha Wash and the IFC&C Music Factory to hammer the point home.

The Sweatsgiving Weekend starts Thursday on IFC

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