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What the Critics Are Saying About Maron and CBB


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Before you tune into the season premieres of both Maron and Comedy Bang! Bang!, read what the critics are saying about our two returning shows:


“The trick in this comedy of solipsism is to strike the right balance between miserableness and laughs, and Maron is impressive for how much angst and complaint it can pile up without collapsing,” said the New York Times adding that it’s “consistently well written (or improvised) and smartly cast.”

“The series is engaging in its passive-aggressive humanism,” said Slant Magazine.

The Star Tribune
said the show “offers great insight into the neuroses of the creative mind”.

“The show is a must-watch for fans of Marc Maron,” said Flavorwire.

The CV Independent said, “Fictionalized “Marc Maron” rings truer—and often funnier—than “Louis C.K.” or “Larry David.””

Comedy Bang! Bang!

“The laughs are real on fake talk show Comedy Bang! Bang!” said the LA Times.

“We really like both exclamation points and onomatopoeia,” said the AV Club.

“It may look like a talk show, and sound like a talk show, but don’t let that fool you, IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! is a talk show with real guests, talking about sometimes imaginary things,” said The Daily Beast.

Den of Geek said, “In the sea of late night options, Comedy Bang! Bang! stands out, not because it is poking fun at the form, but because it has decided to simply do something different and embrace the weird.”

“Scott Aukerman is an absolute force to be reckoned with in the world of comedy,” Complex said. “It’s like if Pee-wee’s Playhouse had a one-night stand with Saturday Night Live — but then when the demon seed of that tryst was born it ate a ton of acid at Burning Man.”


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Maron airs on IFC on Thursdays at 10p followed by Comedy Bang! Bang! at 10:30 p

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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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