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The Best of Scott Aukerman’s Comedy Death Ray on IFC

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Scott Aukerman is bringing his hilarious new talk show Comedy Bang! Bang! to IFC on June 8th at 10 p.m. ET. (Pro tip: order your snack trays now to avoid the rush!) But as some of you more ardent, loyal, and devoted fans of IFC (read: our favorite people in the universe) already know, Scott Aukerman is no newbie that we can shove into his locker and give wedgies and/or swirlies too. Nope, Scott’s been here for awhile now via his interstitial series Comedy Death Ray. Did you somehow miss the series? Don’t worry, it’s still alive online right there alongside all the spinning pigeon videos, Perfect Strangers video games, and LOLcats.

Comedy Death Ray had the noble goal of being a safe space for funny people to be funny about being funny. During the course of the show, host Scott Aukerman sat down with some of the most entertaining people in America, including Zach Galifianakis, Judd Apatow, Paul Feig, Sarah Silverman, Andy Dick, Michael Cera, Janeane Garofalo, Brian Posehn and Bob Odenkirk to talk about life, work, and, of course, television. What was created was a peek behind the screen at some of the best TV shows around including IFC favorites “Arrested Development,” “Freaks and Geeks,” “Mr. Show” and “Undeclared.” We picked a few of our favorite moments from the series for your viewing pleasure and also to give you even more of a taste of what’s to come on Comedy Bang! Bang! when things get wackier, funnier, and even more fun to watch. Please to enjoy.

Zach Galifianakis on Gerbils

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Bob Odenkirk on “Undeclared”

Judd Apatow on “Larry Sanders”

Sarah Silverman on “Freaks and Geeks”

Andy Dick on “Arrested Development”

Michael Cera on “Arrested Development”

Comedy Bang! Bang! premieres on IFC on Friday June 8th at 10/9c

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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