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The Birthday Boys

The Birthday Boys

Photo Credit:  Robyn Von Swank / IFC
  • Premiered: 
    October 18, 2013
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  • Network: IFC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sketch)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the sketch-comedy group (The Birthday Boys) 
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  • Season 1
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  • Season 2
    • Amazon
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Plot Synopsis

Produced by Bob Odenkirk and Ben Stiller, this half-hour sketch comedy series features both stand-alone and multi-act sketches that poke fun at real-life moments and cultural touchstones. From an alternate story about Steve Jobs and the rise of the personal computer to the tall tale about a group of residential roofers whose antics got them an American sitcom, each episode of THE BIRTHDAY BOYS includes approximately ten different scenes that take a skewed perspective on everyone's shared experiences. The Birthday Boys officially formed in 2007, when seven guys (Jefferson Dutton; Dave Ferguson; Mike Hanford; Tim Kalpakis; Matt Kowalick; Mike Mitchell; Chris VanArtsdalen) -- six of whom graduated from Ithaca College in New York -- joined the Upright Citizens Brigade after separately moving to Los Angeles. Then, after being discovered by Odenkirk, the comedy group made a name for itself at UCB LA and the Just For Laughs Festival. In addition to the show's stars, THE BIRTHDAY BOYS also welcomes Season 1 celebrity guests like: Ben Stiller; Laraine Newman; French Stewart; Nasim Pedrad; and more. THE BIRTHDAY BOYS returned for its second season on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 11:30pm ET/PT on IFC. The season opener, "Snobs and Slobs," features guest star Dana Carvey and comedy about a fashion designer, a man raised in nature, and a struggling indie rock band search for belonging.. Additional Season 2 guest stars include: Scott Aukerman, Chloe Bennet, Sandra Bernhard, Jack Black, Nicole Byer, Carmen Electra, Chris Elliott, Corey Feldman, Kyle Gass, Tony Hale, Tim Heidecker, Clint Howard, Ellie Kemper, Thomas Lennon, Riki Lindhome, Jennette McCurdy, Kate Micucci, Lennon Parham, June Diane Raphael, Doris Roberts, Horatio Sanz, Paul Scheer, Eric Wareheim, Fred Willard, Casey Wilson, and Fabio.
On Friday, December 19, 2014 at 11:30pm ET/PT, IFC premiered the Season 2 finale of THE BIRTHDAY BOYS. In the season ender, which features guest star Corey Feldman, The Birthday Boys take a nostalgic look back at the greatest summer of their lives, with vignettes that follow them from street fights to secret gardens and hidden caverns.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Abso Lutely Productions
  • Produced by Red Hour