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5 Twins Who Make Us Double Over With Laughter

Tegan and Sara bring their Wonder Twins power to Comedy Bang! Bang! this Friday at 11:30P on IFC.

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We tend to think of twins from pop culture in two ways: They either haunt our nightmares (The Shining!), or crack us up with twice the comedic timing. With musicians/funny folks Tegan and Sara stopping by Comedy Bang! Bang! this Friday at 11:30P, we thought we’d take a look at a few of our favorite twins that have us doubled (get it??) over with laughter.

5. Tia and Tamera Mowry

While they’re best known as reality stars today, Tia and Tamera kept ’90s kids in stitches with their hit series Sister, Sister. Only the ’90s could have given two sets of twins hit family shows.

4. Tegan and Sara

The musical twins are perfectly in sync, whether its on their new albumLove You to Death, or in this clip from Friday’s brand new Comedy Bang! Bang!, which finds the sisters being interrupted by a rap break from The Lonely Island guys. And really, even though they aren’t related, the Lonely Island are basically triplets.

3. Giovanni and Marissa Ribisi

Giovanni Marissa Ribisi

While the Ribisi twins aren’t know for starring alongside each other, both have carved out interesting careers on their own. Marissa is probably best known for playing saucy nerd Cynthia in the high school classic Dazed and Confused. Giovanni has dabbled in both comedy and drama, with turns in everything from Lost in Translation to Ted 2. It’s safe to say these two have been making us laugh for longer than the Sprouse twins have been alive.

2. The Sklar Brothers

Coming out of the late ’90s NYC alt comedy scene, these brothers have always been at the center of the comedy universe with TV shows and their own acclaimed podcast, Sklarbro Country. They even turned up on Maron this season, inviting a post-rehab Marc on their podcast and encouraging him to return to stand-up, with less than stellar results.

1. The Lucas Brothers

Lucas Bros.

Apologies to the Olsens: no twins are hotter right now than The Lucas Brothers. With their own animated series The Lucas Bros. Moving Co., and a scene-stealing turn in 22 Jump Street, these identical bros are bringing a “twinny” turn to the stoner slacker vibe made famous by Cheech and Chong.

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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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Home Run

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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