In the last season of “Portlandia,” the mayor of this sustainability-obsessed city vanished in shame after he was singled out as Portland’s “No. 1 electricity hog,” Portland went into a blackout, cats barked, creepy music played, and a bizarre Australian who calls himself “Birdman” told guests at a bed and breakfast “there is no civilization.”
After Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg left “Saturday Night Live” last year, Fred Armisen also considered bidding the show adieu. “It’s something we all think about,” he says. “It’s the group you came in with.” But he’s not making any moves right now. Why? For starters, Armisen claims to lack the ability to plan ahead. […]
He may no longer be the “president,” but comedian Fred Armisen is proud to go down in history. The star of “Saturday Night Live” and IFC’s “Portlandia” met with critics on Friday, where he discussed his long-running impersonation of President Barack Obama on the NBC show. After years of playing the Commander-in-Chief, Armisen was replaced […]
Though the 10-episode third season of IFC’s hipster-skewering sketch comedy show “Portlandia” doesn’t premiere until Friday, Jan. 4 at 10/9c, fans eager to revisit the city where “young people go to retire” and Kyle MacLachlan reigns supreme as an enthusiastic mayor/reggae bassist can check out a special “Winter in Portlandia” bonus episode this Friday, Dec. 14, […]
Chloe Sevigny is moving from Utah to Portland – and just like on her recent series “Big Love,” her living arrangements will be just a little out of the ordinary.
When Fred Armisen of “Saturday Night Live” and musician Carrie Brownstein found themselves with time and creativity on their hands, the longtime friends decided to conspire on a few videos.
Move over, “Portlandia,” you have some company. IFC has ordered two more series to bolster its comedy lineup, the cable network said Monday.
When Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen first met at a “Saturday Night Live” afterparty in 2002, Brownstein never imagined they’d wind up doing sketch comedy together. “We just had an instant connection,” she says of their initial encounter. “He was wearing a button with my face on it – which can be either creepy or […]
SNL’s Fred Armisen and former Sleater-Kinney guitarist/vocalist Carrie Brownstein (aka the comedy duo ThunderAnts) have teamed up for “Portlandia,” a new sketch show premiering on IFC this Friday. Don’t want to wait 3 more days to watch their hilarious take on bird appliqué enthusiasts, aggro bike messengers, and feminist bookstore owners? You don’t have to! […]