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Welcome to the family Chris Gethard


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Our family is growing! We adopted a comic.

Did you know that there are needy comics right in your own backyard? Did you know that you can make a positive, permanent change in a comic’s life by spotlighting the standout work of a comic who’s hilarious work is in line with our network’s own “Slightly Off” sensibilities? We looked in our hearts, played Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror,” and realized that for just pennies a day, a few dollars a month we could help a comic in need as well as our community at large by making the world a funnier place. You know, for the children.

Today we are announcing our Adopt-A-Comic program, wherein we make a comic a part of our family and make the world a funnier, slightly off place. The network’s first adoptee is comedian Chris Gethard, whom you may recognize from our SXSW coverage as well as The Chris Gethard Show, Human Giant,, and, of course, Bunk. As the newbie in our IFC family, Chris will host on-air programming, create exclusive content for this very website and more. Even better? He will also develop his very own comedy series based on his book, A Bad Idea I’m About To Do: True Takes of Seriously Poor Judgment and Stunningly Awkward Adventure.

As IFC’s inaugural adoptee, Gethard will also host movie blocks, special programming stunts, and be
featured in network promos for IFC. He will also create original content for this very website and be involved in key IFC events with partners such as SXSW and BAM. In addition, IFC will spotlight Gethard’s comedy work, including his cable access show, podcast, book and stand-up through on-air, online and live events. IFC’s dedicated web page for the adoption will serve as an online baby book, showcasing Gethard’s previous work and his ongoing IFC activities.

Welcome to the family, Chris.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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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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