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CBB on IFC

Our favorite comedy podcast HAS to be the wonderful & charming, Comedy Bang Bang, and now it’s going to have it’s own TV show! A bold move on the part of CBB, and a big gamble on the part of IFC, the clip below shows that the gamble is definitely going to pay off.

With a constant flow of great guests, off-beat special guests, word games and irreverence, CBB is helping define the new era of audio-only “talk” shows — a genre MANY said was dead. Harkening back to what we all think of as “radio” shows, or “stories”, where lack of visual cues becomes a tool in the artists tool belt – CBB takes the audience on a ride every episode. Beyond an off-mic sound guy, CBB tricks and plays with the listener in a way that very few programs (radio or television) have ever been allowed to. They put the onus squarely on the listener, to sort truth from fiction, reality from improvisation.

With the IFC Show on their roster now too, they may just be re-defining TV Sketch/Talk shows as well. But, let’s not forget the ground-breaking work put in by shows like ‘That Mitchell & Webb Look’ and ‘Portlandia’. We’re very very excited to actually watch a real episode and see how they structure the show for a 30-minute segment, replete with actual commercial breaks. And not to mention the visual aspect! But from the above clip, it seems like CBB has decided to embrace the change, and find ways to translate their audio-hijinx, into video-hijinx. If they can keep it up beyond this 8minute clip, we’re in for a seriously wild ride.

So set your TiVo’s (CBB! comes to IFC in June 2012) and get ready to laugh your ass off. OH! and they’ve got Reggie Watts as the band leader?! ?uestlove can eat it. (jk, we love him too).

Senna

Senna’s remarkable story, charting his physical and spiritual achievements on the track and off, his quest for perfection and the mythical status he has since attained, is the subject of SENNA, a documentary feature that spans the racing legend’s years as an F1 driver. Far more than a film for F1 fans, SENNA unfolds a remarkable story in a remarkable manner, eschewing many standard documentary techniques in favor of a more cinematic approach that makes full use of astounding footage, much of which is drawn from F1 archives and previously unseen.

Finally — a great film about the legendary F1 Racer, Ayrton Senna. The Brazilian born international sports superstar is a legend, rivaling the better-known Pelé. Much like soccer, F1 racing has never taken a foot-hold in the American audience, however internationally it is recognized as the premier racing circuit. Senna’s short, but explosive career took him from humble beginnings, and landed him in the throne of the worlds fastest and luxurious sports. His life was cut short doing what he loved — there would have been no better way. He came from the bottom, and ended on the top, no questions.

Check the listings and catch this one, it’s sure to be a fast-paced thrill ride. You can find me at the Landmark tomorrow night.