About Whisker Wars
IFC’s whisker warriors are back for a new season of backstabbing and cutthroat competition in the quest to top the hair‐raising world of competitive facial hair growing. Produced and narrated by Emmy® Award‐winning producer Thom Beers (Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers, Storage Wars), the six‐episode second season of Whisker Wars premieres on IFC on Friday, November 23 at 10:00 pm ET/PT on IFC.
Last season on Whisker Wars, Team USA failed to dethrone Germany at the World Championships. Two‐time world champion, USA’s Jack Passion, lost his grasp on the coveted Full Beard Natural title. Team USA also imploded as the Austin Facial Hair Club seceded from the “union” to establish their own internationally recognized team.
This season, it is every man for himself as tensions reach an all‐time high with each competitor vying to put themselves in the best position to take home gold at this year’s premiere international event, the German National Championship, in Bad Schussenried. The Austin Facial Hair Club, led by Bryan Nelson, Allen Demling, Alex LaRoche and Miletus Callahan‐Barile, crafts an ambitious plan to establish themselves and their beards at the top of the competitive circuit. Former world champion Jack Passion finds himself at a crossroads and must decide whether to stand alone and fight his way back to the top or step back from the pressures of competitive bearding for good. Players Aarne Bielefeldt and Myk O’Connor reemerge and shake things up to take another stab at earning follicular glory.
Accompanying this season of Whisker Wars, IFC.com has created a new animated web series, Total Bearding Network. Each one‐minute webisode covers breaking news from the competitive bearding world through veteran former champion, Ken Guntruck, and a facial hair‐challenged beard admirer, Pete Lewis. Coverage from these crack reporters will include an in‐depth look at spring training, an inspiring interview with the first woman allowed in professional bearding and a performance‐enhancing drug scandal ripping through the bearding world. The Total Bearding Network is voiced by IFC’s 2012 “Adopt‐A‐ Comic” Chris Gethard (The Chris Gethard Show, Human Giant, FunnyorDie.com) as Pete
Lewis and Jim Santangeli (CollegeHumor Originals, FunnyorDie.com) as Ken Guntruck. It is written and directed by Dan Meth (CollegeHumor Originals).
Whisker Wars is executive produced by Thom Beers, Philip D. Segal and Jeff Conroy with co‐ executive producers Jay F. Bennett, Diane Kay Bennett and Sarah Whalen along with series producer Brent Henderson for Original Productions, a FremantleMedia Company. Debbie DeMontreux and Christine Lubrano Dyer serve as executive producers for IFC.