Ghostbusters Casts

Answering the Call

Ghostsbusters Casts Unite In This Week’s Funniest Videos

This week we're laughing at Obama's smooth jam and the return of Fourvel to tonight's brand new Comedy Bang! Bang!.

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Who ya gonna call? If you’re looking for a hearty helping of the funniest videos the Internet has to offer this week, then he answer is us.

From Obama’s smooth jam to the return of Fourvel on tonight’s brand new Comedy Bang! Bang!, here are five funny things from this week you need to watch.

1. Obama Slow Jams the News

On the heels of his endorsement of Hillary Clinon for the Democratic presidential candidate, Obama achieved a first for a sitting Commander-in-Chief: he recapped his eight years in office with a smooth, soulful jam.


2. Alien in Under 3 Minutes

The story of the snarling, elusive xenomorph spans seven feature films and several video games and novels over nearly four decades. But with simple Terry Gilliam-inspired animation and a comprehensive knowledge of the mythos, Mashable’s “TL;DW” series tackles the entire Alien franchise in under three face-hugging minutes. (Click here to find out when Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection are airing this month on IFC.)


3. Ghostbusters Casts Unite

We’re fast approaching the release of the new Ghostbusters movie, which means new paranormal investigators Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Leslie Jones are starting to hit the talk show rounds. Jimmy Kimmel kicked things off by uniting the new ‘Busters with OGBs Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts. The two generations of proton pack-slingers discussed everything from fan tattoos to the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, while Murray summed up his reasons for finally agreeing to do another Ghostbusters movie: “It was only cause I knew these girls were funny.” And of course, everyone danced to Ray Parker Jr.’s performance of the classic theme song. (For more Kristen Wiig, pick up The Spoils Before Dying on DVD now.)


4. Beavis and Butt-Head Perform “Da Rockwilder”

Along with Mystery Science Theater 3000, metalhead critics Beavis and Butt-Head offered snarky real-time commentary long before live tweeting was a thing. And although it probably wouldn’t jibe with their musical genre sensibilities, mashup extraordinaire Mylo the Cat combined the animated duo and the Method Man and Redman collaboration single “Da Rockwilder.” As always, Mylo matches words to action with a deft eye and thumping beat.


5. Fourvel returns to Comedy Bang! Bang!

Everyone’s favorite stabby orphan is back to his old tricks tonight on Comedy Bang! Bang!. The mischievous little guy (played by Bobby Moynihan) stops by Scott’s couch to offer his tips for “How to Make it in Hollyweird.” You’ll have to tune in to back-to-back Comedy Bang! Bang! episodes tonight starting at 11P to see who survives Fourvel’s latest reign of tiny terror.

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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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