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David's Epic Year

5 Awesome Things David Cross Gave Us in 2015

Catch David Cross in the return of Todd Margaret starting January 7th at 10P on IFC.

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With a third season of Todd Margaret premiering on IFC on January 7th, David Cross continues a hot streak that stretches back decades. But 2015 was no doubt a high point for the comedian, as it saw him reunite with longtime collaborator Bob Odenkirk on the new sketch show W/ Bob and David, direct a movie and prepare the unexpected third season of Todd Margaret. To get you ready for the return of a very, very different Todd, check out David Cross’ funniest moments from 2015.


5. The “Know Your Rights” Sketch from W/ Bob and David

Cross and Odenkirk came out firing with their Netflix sketch show W/ Bob and David. The duo unleashed the same mix of high and low comedy, all tied together with a circuitous through line, that made their HBO series Mr. Show a cult hit. In this topical spoof of social justice vigilantes in the digital age, Cross plays a Internet troll come to life, trying to prove that cops are bad at any cost.


4. His directorial debut Hits

While Hits, Cross’ directorial debut, was first screened at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014, it was only released to the larger public in the last year. The story of a man who unwittingly becomes a viral sensation on the Internet, the film starred some of the best comedians working today, including Matt Walsh and Comedy Bang! Bang! regular James Adomian. Proving Cross understands how media works these days, Hits also has the unique distinction of being the first movie to ever be released exclusively on a pay-what-you-want model through BitTorrent.


3. His 24-Hour Play


David Cross wrote the play “Tears of God in a Universe of Men” for the Urban Arts Partnership in November, as part of their 24 Hour Plays festival. That means that the show went from inception to performance in 24 short hours. Cross’ play starred his wife, Amber Tamblyn, along with Julia Stiles, who posted the above photo of the cast on Instagram.


2. The Acapella MC in Pitch Perfect 2

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Director Elizabeth Banks said that David Cross was her favorite cameo in her directorial debut, Pitch Perfect 2. A master of ceremonies for the ultimate riff-off, Cross even ad-libbed one of her favorite lines in the movie.


1. The “C-Word” Sketch on W/ Bob and David (NSFW)

One of the best sketches from the new season of W/ Bob and David, Cross shows that there’s power in the words we choose. Even if we’re a dumbass.

Want more David? Check out the trailer for Todd Margaret season 3 before the big premiere on January 7th at 10P.

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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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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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Artfully Off

Celebrity All-Star by Sisters Weekend is available now on IFC's Comedy Crib.

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Sisters Weekend isn’t like other comedy groups. It’s filmmaking collaboration between besties Angelo Balassone, Michael Fails and Kat Tadesco, self-described lace-front addicts with great legs who write, direct, design and produce video sketches and cinematic shorts that are so surreally hilarious that they defy categorization. One such short film, Celebrity All-Star, is the newest addition to IFC’s Comedy Crib. Here’s what they had to say about it in a very personal email interview…

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IFC: How would you describe Celebrity All-Star to a fancy network executive you just met in an elevator?

Celebrity All-Star is a short film about an overworked reality TV coordinator struggling to save her one night off after the cast of C-List celebrities she wrangles gets locked out of their hotel rooms.

IFC: How would you describe Celebrity All-Star to a drunk friend of a friend you met in a bar?

Sisters Weekend: It’s this short we made for IFC where a talent coordinator named Karen babysits a bunch of weird c-list celebs who are stuck in a hotel bar. It’s everyone you hate from reality TV under one roof – and that roof leaks because it’s a 2-star hotel. There’s a magician, sexy cowboys, and a guy wearing a belt that sucks up his farts.

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IFC: What was the genesis of Celebrity All-Star?

Celebrity All-Star was born from our love of embarrassing celebrities. We love a good c-lister in need of a paycheck! We were really interested in the canned politeness people give off when forced to mingle with strangers. The backstory we created is that the cast of this reality show called “Celebrity All-Star” is in the middle of a mandatory round of “get to know each other” drinks in the hotel bar when the room keys stop working. Shows like Celebrity Ghost Hunters and of course The Surreal Life were of inspo, but we thought it
was funny to keep it really vague what kind of show they’re on, and just focus on everyone’s diva antics after the cameras stop rolling.

IFC: Every celebrity in Celebrity All-Star seems familiar. What real-life pop personalities did you look to for inspiration?

Sisters Weekend: Anyone who is trying to plug their branded merch that no one asked for. We love low-rent celebrity. We did, however, directly reference Kylie Jenner’s turd-raison lip color for our fictional teen celebutante Gibby Kyle (played by Mary Houlihan).

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IFC: Celebrity seems disgusting yet desirable. What’s your POV? Do you crave it, hate it, or both?

Sisters Weekend: A lot of people chase fame. If you’re practical, you’ll likely switch to chasing success and if you’re smart, you’ll hopefully switch to chasing happiness. But also, “We need money. We need hits. Hits bring money, money bring power, power bring fame, fame change the game,” Young Thug.

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IFC: Who are your comedy idols?

Sisters Weekend: Mike grew up renting “Monty Python” tapes from the library and staying up late to watch 2000’s SNL, Kat was super into Andy Kaufman and “Kids In The Hall” in high school, and Angelo was heavily influenced by “Strangers With Candy” and Anna Faris in the Scary Movie franchise, so, our comedy heroes mesh from all over. But, also we idolize a lot of the people we work with in NY-  Lorelei Ramirez, Erin Markey, Mary Houlihan, who are all in the film, Amy Zimmer, Ana Fabrega, Patti Harrison, Sam Taggart. Geniuses! All of Em!

IFC: What’s your favorite moment from the film?

Sisters Weekend: I mean…seeing Mary Houlihan scream at an insane Pomeranian on an iPad is pretty great.

See Sisters Weekend right now on IFC’s Comedy Crib

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