The Birthday Boys (TV series)

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The Birthday Boys
Genre Sketch comedy
Starring
  • Jefferson Dutton
  • Dave Ferguson
  • Mike Hanford
  • Tim Kalpakis
  • Matt Kowalick
  • Mike Mitchell
  • Chris VanArtsdalen
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 20
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s) Carl Fieler
Camera setup Single camera
Running time 22–23 minutes
Production company(s) Red Hour Productions
Principato-Young Entertainment
The Birthday Boys
Abso Lutely
IFC Original Productions
Release
Original network IFC
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release October 18, 2013 (2013-10-18) – December 19, 2014 (2014-12-19)

The Birthday Boys is an American sketch comedy television series that premiered on IFC on October 18, 2013.[1] The show's two seasons consisted of ten episodes each.

Cast[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 10 October 18, 2013 (2013-10-18) December 20, 2013 (2013-12-20)
2 10 October 17, 2014 (2014-10-17) December 19, 2014 (2014-12-19)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date
1 1 "Paychecks!" October 18, 2013 (2013-10-18)
2 2 "Goofy Roofers" October 25, 2013 (2013-10-25)
Guest stars: French Stewart
3 3 "Catching up on Shows" November 1, 2013 (2013-11-01)
4 4 "Rock and Roll" November 8, 2013 (2013-11-08)
Guest stars: Ben Stiller, Matt Besser and Frank Caliendo
5 5 "Cool Machine" November 15, 2013 (2013-11-15)
6 6 "Helpful Tips" November 22, 2013 (2013-11-22)
7 7 "Skewered!" November 29, 2013 (2013-11-29)
8 8 "All Your Favorites Are Back" December 6, 2013 (2013-12-06)
9 9 "Going All the Way" December 13, 2013 (2013-12-13)
Guest stars: Natasha Leggero and Paget Brewster
10 10 "Dumb Public" December 20, 2013 (2013-12-20)

Season 2 (2014)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
11 1 "Snobs and Slobs" October 17, 2014 (2014-10-17) 0.031[2]
Guest stars: Dana Carvey, Fabio and Paul Scheer
12 2 "Wet Dreams May Come" October 24, 2014 (2014-10-24) 0.081[3]
Guest stars: Bob Odenkirk and Helen Slayton-Hughes
13 3 "Women Are Funny" October 31, 2014 (2014-10-31) 0.061[4]
Guest stars: Sandra Bernhard, Garfunkel and Oates, Ellie Kemper, Lennon Parham, June Diane Raphael and Casey Wilson
14 4 "Freshy's" November 7, 2014 (2014-11-07) 0.035[5]
Guest stars: Scott Aukerman, Jack Black and Kyle Gass
15 5 "Love Date Hump" November 14, 2014 (2014-11-14) 0.028[6]
Guest stars: Chloe Bennet, Carmen Electra and Jennette McCurdy
16 6 "Getting Preachy" November 21, 2014 (2014-11-21) 0.102[7]
Guest stars: Horatio Sanz and Fred Willard
17 7 "The Plight of the Working Class" November 28, 2014 (2014-11-28) 0.039[8]
Guest stars: Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim and Clint Howard
18 8 "The U.S. Healthcare System" December 5, 2014 (2014-12-05) 0.061[9]
Guest star: Chris Elliott
19 9 "Cerf's Folly" December 12, 2014 (2014-12-12) 0.034[10]
Guest stars: Tony Hale and Thomas Lennon
20 10 "Season Finale" December 19, 2014 (2014-12-19) 0.084[11]
Guest stars: Matt Besser and Corey Feldman

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Bibel, Sara (August 13, 2013). "IFC's New Sketch Comedy, 'The Birthday Boys' to Premiere Friday, October 18". Zap2it. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (October 20, 2014). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Cable Originals (& Network Update): 10.17.2014". ShowBuzzDaily. Archived from the original on October 25, 2014. Retrieved January 23, 2016. 
  3. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (October 27, 2014). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Cable Originals (& Network Update): 10.24.2014". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved January 23, 2016. 
  4. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (November 3, 2014). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Cable Originals (& Network Update): 10.31.2014". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved January 23, 2016. 
  5. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (November 10, 2014). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Cable Originals (& Network Update): 11.7.2014". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved January 23, 2016. 
  6. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (November 17, 2014). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Cable Originals (& Network Update): 11.14.2014". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved January 23, 2016. 
  7. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (November 24, 2014). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Cable Originals (& Network Update): 11.21.2014". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved January 23, 2016. 
  8. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (December 2, 2014). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Cable Originals (& Network Update): 11.28.2014". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved January 23, 2016. 
  9. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (December 8, 2014). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Cable Originals (& Network Update): 12.5.2014". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved January 23, 2016. 
  10. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (December 15, 2014). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Cable Originals (& Network Update): 12.12.2014". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved January 23, 2016. 
  11. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (December 22, 2014). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Cable Originals (& Network Update): 12.19.2014". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved January 23, 2016. 

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