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The Birthday Boys

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Air weekdate: Friday
Genre: Comedy
Channel: IFC
Status: Ended
7.5/10(4 votes)
Bob Odenkirk Bob Odenkirk as
Chris VanArtsdalen Chris VanArtsdalen as
David Ferguson David Ferguson as
Jefferson Dutton Jefferson Dutton as
Matt Kowalick Matt Kowalick as
Mike Hanford Mike Hanford as
Mike Mitchell Mike Mitchell as
Tim Kalpakis Tim Kalpakis as

"The Birthday Boys" is a scripted original sketch comedy, executive produced by Bob Odenkirk ("Breaking Bad", "Mr. Show") and Ben Stiller ("The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", "Zoolander"). The series features the Los Angeles comedy group of the same name (UCB Theatre Los Angeles, Just for Laughs Festival) along with Odenkirk and is in the classic vein of absurd/silly/smart/funny variety shows ("Mr. Show", Monty Python), featuring sketches that twist real-life moments and cultural touchstones.

Taking their cues from such cult favorites as Mr. Show, The State, and Monty Python, The Birthday Boys write, direct, produce, and perform funny sketches. 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).

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