Got a new sketch comedy show coming up? Better call Bob! Yeah, that doesn’t really have the same ring to it, but now that Bob Odenkirk will have some spare time in his schedule thanks to the nearing close of Breaking Bad. Projects like the upcoming sketch comedy show The Birthday Boys.
The Birthday Boys is the new sketch comedy show set to debut on IFC from the comedy troupe of the same name. Jefferson Dutton, Dave Ferguson, Mike Hanford, Tim Kalpakis, Matt Kowalick, Mike Mitchell and Chris VanArtsdalen have been making waves in L.A’s comedy scene by performing at Just For Laughs Festival and UCB LA, but this won’t be the crew’s first foray into TV. Various members of the troupe have written for Conan, Parks and Recreation, The Office and Portlandia along with plenty of other high-profile shows.
According to IndieWire, Odenkirk will team up with Ben Stiller as executive producers for the new sketch comedy show, and to top it off, Odenkirk will be making an appearance on all 10 episodes of the show’s first season. “The Birthday Boys are funny fellows,” Odenkirk said, “And I intend to learn all their names by the end of the first season!” The Birthday Boys will make its debut on Oct. 18 at 10:30 p.m.