Fred Armisen Talks Stepping Down as ‘SNL’s’ Obama

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 […]

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"Portlandia": Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen (Photo: Christopher Hornbecker/IFC)

‘Portlandia’ Stars Promise Deeper Character Development, Less Sketch Comedy in New Season

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, […]

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Watch: Whoopi, Carson Join Cast of Fallon’s ‘Downton Sixbey’

Jimmy Fallon continued the epic tale of upstairs and downstairs life on the set of “Downton Sixbey,” the “Late Night” spoof of PBS’ popular series “Downton Abbey.” The first installment of the now-ongoing late-night sketch saw the likes of Brooke Shields and Fred Armisen play roles in Fallon’s family. This time around, Whoopi Goldberg and […]

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