‘The Birthday Boys’ Are Back On IFC Channel
IFC’s The Birthday Boys Are Back! All New Episodes started Friday, October 17 at 11:30PM ET/PT.
Guest Starring Bob Odenkirk, Dana Carvey, Jack Black, Kyle Gass, Ellie Kemper, Chris Elliott, Tony Hale, Tim & Eric, Casey Wilson, June Diane Raphael, Thomas Lennon, Sandra Bernhard, Horatio Sanz, Scott Aukerman, Carmen Electra, Paul Scheer, Lennon Parham, and of course Fabio
Returning for a second season, The Birthday Boys are bringing back their award-eligible sketch comedy TV show. Executive produced by Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul, Fargo, Breaking Bad) and Ben Stiller’s Red Hour (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Zoolander), the first of ten all-new episodes features comedy legend Dana Carvey (Wayne’s World, Saturday Night Live) and premieres Friday, October 17 at 11:30pmET/PT on IFC, immediately following Comedy Bang! Bang!.
Taking their cues from such cult favorites as Mr. Show, The State, and Monty Python, The Birthday Boys write, direct, produce, and perform sketches that the New York Times calls “refined, cerebral, well groomed.” In addition to collaborations with sketch comedy greats, each episode of season two focuses on a different aspect of American life (WASP culture, the failure of the Internet, women in comedy, rectal health).
“Hey, sex sells,” The Birthday Boys remarked on their sophomore effort.
Based in Los Angeles and born from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, the group is comprised of Jefferson Dutton, Dave Ferguson, Mike Hanford, Tim Kalpakis, Matt Kowalick, Mike Mitchell, and Chris VanArtsdalen, whose collective credits include Conan, Parks and Recreation, The Office, Portlandia, The Mindy Project, Funny or Die, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, and more.
Additional special guest stars joining The Birthday Boys for season two are Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifanakis), Chloe Bennet (Ag
Bob Odenkirk, Ben Stiller, Debbie Liebling, Stuart Cornfeld, Mike Rosenstein and Dave Kneebone are executive producers. Red Hour and Abso Lutely produce The Birthday Boys for IFC. The series is written by The Birthday Boys and Bob Odenkirk and directed by TheBirthday Boys’ Chris VanArtsdalen and Jefferson Dutton.
The Birthday Boys season 1 is available now on DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment and on Netflix. It is distributed internationally by Tricon Films & Television.
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About RED HOUR
Founded by Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld, Red Hour is a production company dedicated to discovering new writers and filmmakers while developing projects with a mainstream sensibility across multiple media platforms.
Red Hour Films most recently produced The Secret Life of Walter Mitty which Stiller also directed and stars in alongside Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, and Sean Penn. Red Hour’s film credits include Zoolander, Dodgeball,
Since the inception of Red Hour Television in 2012, the company has produced IFC’s popular series, The Birthday Boys which was recently picked up for a second season, in addition to three series for Comedy Central including The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Big Time in Hollywood, FL and Another Period. RHT is also in development on projects at HBO, FX, and USA among others.
On the even smaller screen, Red Hour Digital has produced two seasons of Next Time on Lonny, and three seasons of the wildly successful and Emmy nominated Bachelor-parody, Burning Love. RHD is currently developing an animated Zoolander series, based on the hit movie.
Red Hour will soon begin developing and producing exclusive content for both the television and digital sectors through a recently formed multi-platform deal with Legendary Television and Digital.