When tonight’s new episode of “Maron” kicks off at 10 pm ET/9 pm CT, we…
Comedy Bang! Bang! Season 2
Returns Friday, July 12 at 10/9c
Based on Scott Aukerman’s (co-creator/director/producer, “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis”; writer/performer, Mr. Show popular podcast of the same name, “Comedy Bang! Bang!” cleverly riffs on the well-known format of the late night talk show, infusing celebrity appearances and comedy sketches with a tinge of the surreal. In each episode, Aukerman engages his guests with unfiltered and improvisational lines of questioning, punctuated by banter and beats provided by bandleader, one-man musical mastermind Reggie Watts, to reinvent the traditional celebrity interview. Packed with character cameos, filmic shorts, sketches and games set amongst an off-beat world, “Comedy Bang! Bang!” delivers thirty minutes of absurd laugh-loaded fun featuring some of the biggest names in comedy.
“Comedy Bang! Bang!” is produced for IFC by Abso Lutely Productions; Scott Aukerman and Dave Kneebone serve as executive producers.
The Birthday Boys
Coming This Fall
Executive produced by Bob Odenkirk (“Breaking Bad,” “Mr. Show”) and Ben Stiller (The upcoming “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” “Zoolander”), “The Birthday Boys” features the Los Angeles comedy group of the same name (UCB Theatre Los Angeles, Just for Laughs Festival) along with Odenkirk.
The series is in the classic vein of absurd/silly/smart/funny variety shows (“Mr. Show,” “Monty Python”), featuring sketches that twist real--life moments and cultural touchstones. An earlyepisode tackles such issues as eggs, toilet paper and computers. The Birthday Boys comedy group includes Jefferson Dutton, Dave Ferguson, Mike Hanford, Tim Kalpakis, Matt Kowalick, Mike Mitchell and Chris VanArtsdalen—whose combined credits include “Parks and Recreation,” “The Office,” “Conan,” “Comedy Bang! Bang!,” and “Portlandia.”
Ben Stiller, Bob Odenkirk, Debbie Liebling, Stuart Cornfeld and Mike Rosenstein of Red Hour will executive produce with Abso Lutely producing the series for IFC. The series is written and co--directed by The Birthday Boys and Bob Odenkirk.
The Spoils of Babylon
IFC has greenlit the original scripted comedy “The Spoils of Babylon” produced by Funny or Die. Putting their talent behind the show as executive producers are Will Ferrell (“Anchorman”), Adam McKay (“Step Brothers”), Matt Piedmont (“Casa de mi Padre”), who also directs and co--writes and AndrewSteele (“Saturday Night Live”), who also co--wrote the script. “The Spoils of Babylon” is a television adaptation of a best--selling epic novel by fictional famous author Eric Jonrosh (played by Ferrell) and will feature an ensemble cast to be announced later. The blowsy century-- spanning saga chronicles the sexy and dramatic lives of a family who made their fortune in the oil business.
Produced by Funny or Die, “Spoils of Babylon” is produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Matt Piedmont and Andrew Steele.
Coming Soon Blog
On Monday on WTF, Marc Maron sat down with actress Pamela Adlon, who is perhaps…