Comedy Crib Annoyance Blackouts 80s

It's Raining '80s

Perfect Stranger Things, How to Have an ’80s Summer and More of This Week’s Best Videos

Check out funny videos from the Annoyance, College Humor and more.

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Brutal heat. Agonizing humidity. Tempers on a hair-trigger. Yes, the month of August can be mentally and physically exhausting, but there are ways to escape. How? With another weekly round of funny videos.

From ’80s fashion to a Myposian version of Stranger Things, here are five funny things from this week you need to watch.

1. Perfect Stranger Things

Regarded as this summer’s “Must Binge Watch” show, Netflix’s Stranger Things has tweaked the nostalgia nerve in folks raised on Stephen King, John Carpenter and Steven Spielberg. By extension, those ’80s kids were probably also big fans of the mismatched cousins on ABC’s TGIF sitcom, Perfect Strangers. And through the power of this YouTube mash-up, we no longer have to keep our love for Monster Squad and everyone’s favorite Myposian separate.


2. It’s the ’80s Outside

IFC’s Comedy Crib brings you a series of bite-sized videos from the sketch group The Annoyance. Hilarious and fast-paced enough to marathon a bunch during your lunch break, they make for a fine mood-booster and varied enough to keep you entertained. Check out this quick vignette exploring the appropriate wardrobe for when it’s “in the 80s” outside. (Watch more from The Annoyance and other great Comedy Crib series on YouTube and IFC.com.)


3. Attack Ad, ’90s Style

Documentary Now! is coming back to IFC on September 14th at 10P, and fans were recently given a sneak peek of the season premiere. In “The Bunker,” a tribute to the 1993 political documentary The War Room, Fred Armisen and Bill Hader play campaign managers scheming to get their inexperienced candidate elected in the 1992 Ohio governor race. In the clip above, the campaign team takes a look at a new attack ad against their rival. As you can expect, things take a turn for the hilarious.


4. Bruce Wayne vs. the World

Cross-pollinating DC Comics with director Edgar Wright’s non-Cornetto universe, this mashup trailer pits the Dark Knight’s alter ego Bruce Wayne against a graphically enhanced Rogue’s Gallery. The video takes clips from Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy and inserts the hyperkinetic visual gags found in Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, thus creating the most whiz-bang version of the Caped Crusader this side of Adam West.


5. If You Competed in the Olympics

With Olympic fever about to sweep the nation, you might have inklings to ditch the 9-to-5 and finally live out your dreams of being a professional gymnast, or, say, shot putter. But as College Humor shows in the sketch above, an Olympic games filled with average folks like us would be more than a little underwhelming. We might get an awkward tumble in here and there, but chances are we’ll quickly get distracted by Twitter.

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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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