The BEST IFC Shows
The top 11 shows on IFC
#1 - The Whitest Kids U Know
Coming from across the US to New York City -- some to study, others to start their entertainment careers in earnest -- the Kids would eventually meet each other and realize they all shared a dream-to become the sketch comedy players of their generation. Together, they began to create sketch comedy that pushed the envelope right off the table, first on the stage of Pianos in NYC's Lower East Side, and now on ifc.com and on the Channel. With such YouTube instant classics as "Slow Jerkin" and "Hitler Rap", the Whitest Kids U'Know are doing things that other sketch comedy shows, like Saturday Night Live and MadTV, can't even imagine doing. In other words, the Kids think that both the SNL crew and the MadTV guys are about as funny as finding a new mole on your chest after a summer spent life guarding. In short, those other shows are punk-ass and weak
#2 - Portlandia
Sketch comedy starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, based on the oddball characters and settings of Portland, Oregon.
#3 - Comedy Bang! Bang!
Based on Scott Aukerman’s popular podcast of the same name, COMEDY BANG! BANG! cleverly riffs on the well-known format of the late night talk show, infusing celebrity appearances and comedy sketches with a tinge of the surreal.
#4 - Brockmire
A famed major league baseball announcer who suffers an embarrassing and very public meltdown live on the air after discovering his beloved wife's serial infidelity decides to reclaim his career and love life in a small town a decade later.
#5 - The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret
Comedy about an inept American placed in charge of sales at his company's London branch. He has no experience with British culture, knows nothing about sales, and has only one employee, Dave. Each episode begins with a scene of Margaret appearing in dire circumstances — in season one, he is a defendant in a British court, with a long list of charges against him being read; in season two, he is in what appears to be a North Korean nuclear missile base, being forced to press a launch button — then flashes back to portray the events leading to his sad fate.
#6 - Documentary Now!
From the minds of Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers comes a new new series that looks back on 50 years of excellence and integrity in documentary filmmaking. See Fred and Bill investigate drug cartels, join an indifferent ‘70s rock band, reenact Iceland’s annual Al Capone Festival, take part in a dramatic exposé of the world’s first documentary about the Inuit and much more.
#7 - Maron
Marc Maron has been a comedian for 25 years. He’s had his problems. He was an angry, drunk, self involved, twice divorced compulsive mess for most of his adult life, but with the popularity of a podcast he does in his garage and a life of sobriety, his life and career are turning around. MARON explores a fictionalized version of Marc’s life, his relationships, and his career, including his incredibly popular WTF podcast, which features conversations Marc conducts with celebrities and fellow comedians. Neurosis intact, Maron is uniquely fascinating, absolutely compelling and brutally funny. Produced by Fox Television Studios and Denis Leary and Jim Serpico’s Apostle, MARON is directed by Oscar® winning director Luke Matheny (God of Love) and executive produced by Marc Maron, Denis Leary, Jim Serpico, Olivia Wingate, and Duncan Birmingham, who also serves as the series’ writer.
#8 - The Spoils of Babylon
The dramatic lives of a family that has made a fortune in the oil business.
#9 - Stan Against Evil
An aging police sheriff who has recently lost his position due to an angry outburst begrudgingly joins an alliance with new sheriff, Evie Barret to battle angry demons haunting their small New Hampshire town.
#10 - Bullet in the Face
Following a botched jewel heist, sociopath criminal Gunter Vogler awakes in a hospital, surrounded by cops, his head wrapped in bandages. When the bandages come off Gunter’s new face is revealed and police force him to work undercover to take down the city’s crime lords.
#11 - The Spoils Before Dying
Love. Lust. Murder. Jazz. It’s all in the heavily-perfumed mix of author-turned-director Eric Jonrosh’s magnum opus "The Spoils Before Dying." A follow-up to The Spoils of Babylon, it follows a 1950s jazz pianist-turned-private eye who becomes embroiled in a murder investigation. While his book was burned and the film shocked a nation before being destroyed for public safety, one copy remained. IFC alone dares to bring Jonrosh’s piece de résistance to life on your television screen. Before you take a first look at The Spoils Before Dying, pour yourself a big glass of wine, turn up the fans, and prepare to be vanquished by Jonrosh’s lurid lost masterpiece!