IFC has announced the release date of it’s new sketch comedy series, The Birthday Boys. The show highlights a hilarious comedy troupe is on the rise and is based on the real-life Birthday Boys who first made a name for themselves at UCB LA and Just For Laughs festival. They’ve also been seen just about everywhere, including Conan, The Office, Funny Or Die, and more. The troupe is made up of Jefferson Dutton, Dave Ferguson, Mike Hanford, Tim Kalpakis, Matt Kowalick, Mike Mitchell and Chris VanArtsdalen.
Oh yeah, a did I mention that Bob Odenkirk and Ben Stiller will executive produce the show? Well, they are. “We’re happy to finally give Bob Odenkirk and Ben Stiller the platform for their big break,” stated the Birthday Boys about working with the executive producers. Odenkirk also spoke up, sharing his thoughts on The Birthday Boys, “The Birthday Boys are funny fellows and I intend to learn all their names by the end of the first season!”
Looks like we’re off to a good start. Odenkirk will also be co-writing the show, along with the boys. Speaking of the writing, check out this little clip they released straight from the writer’s room and don’t forget to check out The Birthday Boys premiering on IFC, October 18th at 10:30pm.