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Steve Harvey’s Existential Hell, Lonely Island Compliments Battle and More of This Week’s Funniest Videos

Catch The Lonely Island on back-to-back Comedy Bang! Bang! episodes tonight starting at 11P.

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With the weather getting hotter and humidified, the temptation to lock yourself in an air-conditioned living room becomes overwhelming. But rather than bathe yourself in agoraphobic shame, embrace the privacy and enjoy some goofy videos.

From Steve Harvey contemplating his life to the “Oh Hello” guys talking “the-ater” on Comedy Bang! Bang!, here are five funny things from this week you need to watch.

1. Steve Harvey Doesn’t Want to Host Family Feud Anymore

Interacting with one dumb family would be bad enough, but every Family Feud host has had to deal with two clans of mouth-breathers per episode. And judging from this video from the always-great Vic Berger, it appears Steve Harvey has heard one clueless (and falsely praised) answer too many.


2. The Oh Hello Guys Talk Broadway

Upper West Siders George St. Geegland (John Mulaney) and Gil Faizon (Nick Kroll) stopped by Comedy Bang! Bang! this week to talk about their upcoming Broadway show and how both Hamilton‘s Lin Manuel-Miranda and Cats have ripped them off.


3. The Lonely Island Enjoy a Compliments Battle

The Lonely Island (who also appear on tonight’s Comedy! Bang! Bang! season premiere) recently participated in an In Your Face Compliments Battle, which essentially entails the delivery and bravado of a rap battle but with the kindness and effusive praise of a greeting card.


4. Whiplashup

J.K. Simmons earned a well-deserved Oscar for his red-faced, brutally-tough-love performance of a demanding music teacher in Whiplash. And through clever edits and mixing, Eclectic Method’s Johnny Wilson and 16-year-old Genranon turned the film’s jazz soundtrack into a high-energy rave. (You probably also want to check out new Comedy Bang! Bang! band leader “Weird Al” in College Humor’s Whiplash parody.)


5. Undercover Lyft with Shaquille O’Neal

The professional ride-sharers at Lyft have launched a YouTube series entitled Undercover Lyft, which casts celebrities as Lyft drivers picking up unsuspecting passengers. Of course, going undercover is damn near impossible for someone like Shaquille O’Neal, but we won’t let that detract from a 7′ 1″, 325 lb. center in a Harpo wig. (For more ride share fun, check out Portlandia‘s Talkative Driver series.)

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Hank Azaria Gets Thrown A Curve Ball

Brockmire Premieres April 5 at 10P

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Unless you’ve somehow missed every episode of the Simpsons since 1989, then surely you know that Hank Azaria is one of the most important character actors of our time. He’s so prolific and his voice is so dynamic that he’s responsible for more iconic personalities than most folks realize. Basically, he’s the great and powerful Oz — except that when you pull back the curtain the truth is actually more impressive. And now Hank is coming to IFC to bring yet another character to the TV pop culture hive mind in the new series Brockmire. Check out the trailer below.

Based on the following Funny or Die short and co-starring Amanda Peet, Brockmire follows the story of imploded major league sportscaster Jim Brockmire as he tries to resurrect his career by calling plays for a floundering minor league team in a podunk town.

The series is written by Joel Church-Cooper (Undateable) and produced by Funny or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell, meaning that there’s funny in front of the camera, funny behind the camera–funny all around. Sounds like a ball to us.

Brockmire premieres April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Portlandia On People Who Can’t Park

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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If flagrant bad parking takes nerve, then retaliatory note writing takes neuroses. Watch Fred and Carrie take passive aggression to next level in Car Notes, the new Portlandia web series presented by Subaru. The first episode is yours right here and now, and you can see every installment of Car Notes anytime online, on the IFC app and on demand.

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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Nick Kroll and John Mulaney To Host Spirit Awards

The Spirit Awards Air February 25 LIVE on IFC.

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The 2017 Spirit Awards have finally found their frontmen: Nick Kroll and John Mulaney. And it’s no wonder. Just marvel in their splendid chemistry back when they appeared on Comedy Bang! Bang!:

The pair are prolific within the performing arts community: television (Kroll in The League and The Kroll Show, Mulaney as a writer of IFC’s own Documentary Now!), theater (including Broadway’s current Oh Hello Show), and stand-up comedy. In fact, it’s entirely possible that emceeing an awards show is one of the few remaining line items on their professional bucket lists.

It’s important to caveat this announcement, however. Unlike the bigger and more ubiquitously known awards shows, the Spirit Awards are not, well…boring. (We’re talking to you, Oscar.)

They’re funny. They’re honest. They have quality to match the red-carpet fanfare. And that’s alarmingly special. Last year’s show included some legitimately historic moments, like when transgender actress Mya Taylor won best supporting female, or Kate McKinnon’s hilarious and timely parody of Carol. See more highlights here to get the flavor of the Spirit Awards and read all about Film Independent to dig deeper.

The 2017 Spirit Awards air live February 25 at 5P ET exclusively on IFC.

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