January 2009

Saturday, January 24 10 p.m. ET/PT

Idiosyncratic stand-up comic Zach Galifianakis brings his wry brand of piano-based non-sequiturs to the stage of San Francisco’s famed Purple Onion comedy club.

Tuesday, January 20 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

The Conchords increase their fan base after playing a local show, but Mel is suspicious of the new fans.

Saturday, January 17 10 p.m. ET/PT

Comedy legend Joan Rivers takes the stage in this biting one-hour stand up special. Pushing the envelope way too far, Rivers provides child-rearing tips, tells women how to land a rich man, and reveals what it means to be a Hollywood funny woman.

Tuesday, January 13 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

Using the band’s “emergency fund,” Murray organizes a warm-up tour in preparation for a big gig in Central Park. At an airport bar, the boys get hooked by some “mermaids” from a woman’s water-polo team and nearly ruin the tour and their relationship with Murray.

Tuesday, January 13 10 p.m. ET/PT

Sarah pokes fun at marriage by getting engaged to her dog, Doug, but rethinks her derisive gesture when the pooch saves her life. Meanwhile, Brian and Steve experience a relationship renaissance, thanks to an old pickle jar.

Saturday, January 10 10 p.m. ET/PT

This one-hour comedy special captures Birbiglia at his best, dry and self-effacing but with a keen perspective on the events in his life where he should have said…well, nothing.

Tuesday, January 6 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

Bret and Jemaine pick up two women at a croissant shop but end up with very different dating experiences. Meanwhile, Murray makes an album deal for the band.

Tuesday, January 6 10 p.m. ET/PT

Sarah and Brian experience varying levels of success when they set out to coin words that they hope will become part of society’s lexicon of slang terms.

Monday, January 5 – 8pm ET/PT

Starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, a bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.

Sunday, January 11 – 10pm ET/PT

Elizabeth’s illness & her uncle’s sacrifice cause a volatile & emotional confrontation between Kevin & Tommy that could make or break their relationship as brothers; Saul reintroduces a high school crush to Nora; Justin finally decides to leave the nest. Kitty prepares for her upcoming promotional tour for her book by doing mock interviews with some of Robert’s employees.