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5 Hilarious “Oh, Hello” Videos

Catch John Mulaney on the Oddball Comedy Festival.

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Few comics joke to the beat of their own drummer as much as Nick Kroll and John Mulaney. Eschewing the traditional route of sitcom stardom, the longtime friends and comedy partners have built their reputations on underground appeal and a menagerie of bizarre characters, none more popular than Gil Faizon (Kroll) and George St. Geegland (Mulaney), the Alan Alda-loving, turtleneck-wearing, erotic massage-enjoying stars of “The Oh, Hello Show.”

Kroll and Mulaney began performing the characters in the early ’00s, on the alt comedy stage of New York City. Honed over a decade, the duo soon found their way onto online videos, late night couches and talks at 92Y, the Upper East Side venue where you might see a few George and Gil lookalikes. Wherever they went, they brought their coy racism and love of tuna. With the two classy gents stopping by the Comedy Bang! Bang! premiere (which you can watch right now on IFC.com and the IFC app), we thought we’d revisit some of their finest moments. Just don’t tell Gil’s ex wife, or she’ll want a cut for her alimony checks.

5. The YouTubes

Even in their early videos, Gil and George feel fully formed. Here they creep out Gil’s ex-wife, whose name he took without permission. (You’ll have to watch to find out his real last name.)


4. The Yoga Session

In another video from their Web series days, Gil and George enjoy a drug and booze-fueled yoga session with Mona Mimosa, played by podcaster and Difficult People star Julie Klausner.


3. The Bachelors Live

Perhaps their most bizarre (and controversial) guest spot came on The Bachelor after show, where their caustic mentions of eczema cream and “ka-caine” led to a reality show loving revolt on Twitter.


2. The Krolles Show

A cult hit, Kroll Show allowed star Nick Kroll to run wild with his plethora of characters. Everyone from Bobby Bottleservice to Fabrice Fabrice was given their chance to shine, but few were more popular than tuna pranking partners George St. Geegland and Gil Faizon.


1. The Off-Brud-way show

With Kroll Show wrapping up, the boys took their “Oh, Hello” crew on the road. After a sold out, critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway run, Gil and George hit the road for a national tour. Could Brud-way be next?

Watch a clip from the “Oh, Hello” boys’ appearance on Comedy Bang! Bang!. You can also catch John Mulaney on the 2016 Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival. 

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Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…

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A-O Rewind

Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.

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Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

We Americans spend most of our lives in cars. Fortunately, there’s a Portlandia sketch for every automotive situation.

A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.

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