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Watch Fred Armisen Try to Solve a Tricky Word Search Puzzle

This week we're laughing at Fred solving a world puzzle, Steve Harvey versus a robot and more.

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It’s been a grueling week and as we claw our ways to the weekend, it’s important to start our two-day break right with a hearty helping of funny videos. Absorb and revel in the goofiness — your mental health will thank you.

From Fred Armisen’s word search help to Steve Harvey meeting his robotic replacement, here are five funny things from this week you need to watch.

1. Word Search with Fred Armisen

Comedian Ana Lucia Fabrega (from the Comedy Crib series Boy Band) enlists the advice of Portlandia and Documentary Now!‘s own Fred Armisen to help her complete the most daunting of tasks: a word search puzzle. Unfortunately, what should take 30-60 seconds ends up pushing ten minutes due to Fred and Ana’s amusingly passive-aggressive bickering.


2. Scott Aukerman’s 100 Nicknames

If you’re anything like Comedy Bang! Bang! host Scott Aukerman, you’ve said the name “Scott Aukerman” so many times that it’s started to lose its meaning and has congealed into amorphous sounds. Such is the case, apparently, of the CB!B! crew member in charge of the on-screen chyrons. Check out this supercut of 100 times the show just couldn’t quite get Scott’s name right.


3. Batcat V Supercat

Reviews were decidedly mixed for Zack Snyder’s long-awaited match-up between the Dark Knight and the Son of Krypton. But from the looks of this fur-laden short featuring very Internet-friendly characters, the bombastic brawl would’ve been far more well-received had it been between two cats. Check out Batcat lure Supercat to do his bidding via a citywide laser pointer.


4. Rey Meets Monty Python’s The Enchanter

In stark contrast to Bats V Supes, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was heralded by critics and fans for reinvigorating the aging franchise which was permanently bruised by prequels. But what if Rey’s search for an old Jedi savior ended in a different cinematic universe, namely Monty Python and the Holy Grail? Here, with the help of some After Effects rotoscoping, Rey meets John Cleese as The Enchanter (aka Tim).


5. Steve Harvey Vs. Robo-Comedian

Tossing political candidates, televangelists, and late night hosts into his Lynchian nightmares, YouTuber and Vine star Vic Berger can do no wrong. And just a few weeks after he had Family Feud host Steve Harvey face his own existential hell, the absurdist editor pits Harvey against a mustachioed robotic replacement — much to the delight of Steve’s audience. Cruel and surreal, it’s pure Vic Berger.

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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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