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6 Times Mad Men Stars Made Us Laugh on Comedy Bang! Bang!

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The Mad Men carousel wheel stopped spinning for good this past Sunday. It was a bittersweet goodbye to one of the most beloved, and celebrated shows of the last decade. Thankfully, creator Matthew Weiner was never shy about casting actors from the comedy world, to help his show find its deep undercurrent of dark humor. As a way to help us laugh though the tears, here are a few Mad Men cast members who turned up on IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! 

6. Rich Sommer

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Rich Sommer is best known for playing lout Harry Crane on Mad Men, but when he isn’t acting like a weasel, he’s making us laugh. Throughout the years, he’s guest starred on The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and a recent episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! where he played an FBI agent.
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5. Lennon Parham

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When Lennon Parham wasn’t popping up on Mad Men as Peggy’s realtor, she was starring on shows like Playing House and Best Friends Forever. Perhaps you caught her recent turn as DJ Forsythia on Comedy Bang! Bang!?
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4. Alison Brie

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Alison Brie has always straddled the line between drama and comedy, starring on Mad Men and Community concurrently. Although, Trudy Campbell may have been on a comedy too, and just forgot to tell us.
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3. Jon Hamm

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Jon Hamm has no business being as funny as he is. We can all agree about that. He’s a brilliant actor, and pretty good looking to boot. But the last few years, he’s seemingly left the drama to his Mad Men alter ego, and turned up the laughs whenever he had a few seconds to spare.
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2. Colin Hanks

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Colin Hank played a Catholic priest during season two of Mad Men, and has been on a tear ever since. He thankfully found time to squeeze in an episode of CBB between shooting Fargo and Bad Teacher.

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1. Kristen Schaal

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Kristen Schaal had a blink-and-you’d-miss-it cameo as a switchboard operator in season one of Mad Men, alongside Flo from the Progressive Insurance commercials. She’s gone on to be the Senior Women’s Issues Correspondent for The Daily Show, and star on FOX’s The Last Man on Earth and Bob’s Burgers. Whether doing drama or comedy, Schaal is a bright light of fun wherever she pops up.

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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 IFC.com

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

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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…