IFC Greenlights Two Scripted Comedies


IFC will launch two new scripted comedy series later this year that will anchor a one-hour original comedy block.

The series include Comedy Bang! Bang!, a sketch variety show featuring celebrity guests, comedy sketches, and animation hosted by Scott Aukerman (co-creator/director/producer, Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis) and based on his popular podcast; and Bunk (working title), a game-show parody featuring a rotating line-up of comedian contestants performing absurd comedy challenges.

The two, half-hour series will premiere back-to-back in June 2012 as a one-hour original comedy block.

"With popular shows like Portlandia and Todd Margaret currently on our air and now the addition of Comedy Bang! Bang! and Bunk, IFC is quickly becoming known as a destination for top comedic talent," said Debbie DeMontreux, IFC's senior vice president of original programming in a statement. "These shows fit perfectly with IFC's mission to create fresh, original, off-kilter comedies, and we're thrilled to add them to our 2012 line up."