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Some of the things we learned from Reggie Watts’ Reddit AMA

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Comedy Bang! Bang! one-man band Reggie Watts hopped on Reddit yesterday for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) and answered all the questions lobbed at him. Apparently he had so much fun doing the JASH AMA that he couldn’t wait to go back for more.

* Comedy Bang! Bang! season two is underway (we knew that already) and Scott and Reggie apparently “goof around” on set. Get back to work, guys!
“Yes, we’re halfway through filming season 2 of Comedy Bang Bang. Scott is one of the smartest, funniest guys I know and it’s a pleasure to work with him. We goof around and make bad puns to each other a lot.”

* Reggie is planning on doing an album:
“Yes, the plan is to do some straight-up music stuff this year and release it this year. You can subscribe to my YouTube channel if you want to check out my new stuff.”

* After working together on the film “Shut Up and Play the Hits,” Reggie is hoping to team up with LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy:
“Yea, James and I have talked about doing something together but he’s such a busy guy it will happen when it happens naturally.”

* Reggie’s hair is not what it seems:
“It’s holographic, so there’s nothing to send.” Also, it apparently tastes like “Angie Stone.”

* Reggie has some collaborators in mind, including Robert Glasper, who he collaborated with at SF Sketchfest
“I would like to collaborate with…I don’t know, maybe Jack White would be fun? Robert Glasper. Or Michael Mayer from Kompact Records.” Later adding, “It would be an honor to work with Jack, he’s a very complicated person who’s capable of almost anything.”

* He doesn’t know where his inspiration comes from
“Yeah, I have no idea really. They just happen in the moment, whatever the dumbest shit is, that’s what happens. For the inspiration for my latest video “If you’re Fucking, You’re Fucking” – the inspiration was just how dumb it is. The idea of how dumb it is to have a song that addresses a question that no one would ever ask…”

* Reggie also had some advice for aspiring improv performers
“Just don’t be afraid to do really dumb shit.”

* The most surprising thing we found out was that Reggie was on Bill Nye the Science Guy for something called “Cave Thing”:

Read the whole AMA here. It’s fun and will kill at least 25 minutes of the work day.

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Inauguration Alternative

Bill Murray On Repeat

It's a movie "Murray-thon" all-day Friday on IFC.

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Democrats, Republicans and Millennials agree: 2017 is shaping up to be a spectacle — a spectacle that really kicks into high gear this Friday with the presidential inauguration. Not only will the new POTUS swear in, but all the Country’s highest offices will be filled. It’s a daunting prospect, and to feel a little anxious about it is only normal. But if your anxiety is snowballing into panic, we have a solution:
Bill Murray.

He’s the human embodiment of a mental “Happy Place”, and there’s really no problem he can’t solve. So, with that in mind, how about we all set aside reality for a moment and let Bill take the pain away by imagining a top-shelf White House cabinet filled exclusively by his signature characters. Here are a few hypothetical appointments for your consideration…

Secretary of Defense:
Bill Murray from Stripes

His incompetence is balanced by charm, and dumb luck is inexplicably on his side. America could do worse.

Secretary of State:
Bill Murray from Lost In Translation

A seasoned globetrotter steeped in regional traditions who has the respect of the whole wide world. And he kills Costello in karaoke, which is very important.

Press Secretary:
Bill Murray from Ghostbusters

“Cats and dogs, living together. Mass hysteria.” Dude knows how to brief a room.

Secretary of Health and Human Services:
Bill Murray from What About Bob.

A doctor-approved people person who knows that progress is measured in baby steps.

Secretary of Energy:
Bill Murray from Groundhog Day

Let’s be honest, this world is going to need a lot of do-overs.

Feeling better? Hold on to that bliss. And enjoy a healthy alternative to the inauguration brouhaha with multiple Murrays all Friday long in an IFC movie marathon including Kingpin, Zombieland, Ghostbusters, and Ghostbusters II.

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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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Car Notes

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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