IFC Aims for Laughs with New Comedies, Three Renewals

IFC, the cable channel once known as a showcase solely of independent films, is continuing its efforts to rebrand itself as a destination for “alternative comedy” with the announcement Tuesday of four new original comedies and the renewal of three others. “We proved that smart comedy could find an audience,” declared the president of IFC […]

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Watch The Early Premiere of IFC’s Sketch Series ‘Portlandia’

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! […]

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A Unique Friendship Flourishes in ‘Portlandia’

BY: JAKE COYLE NEW YORK – Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein may be the only comedy duo in television that’s just as likely to be a band. Brownstein is best known as a singer and guitarist, formerly of the seminal Portland, Ore., rock trio Sleater-Kinney. Armisen, a “Saturday Night Live” comedian, played drums for the […]

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Winter TV Premieres: The Welcome Back Kids

The winter television season signifies a time of change. Some fall favorites will have disappeared (“The Good Guys,” “Undercovers“), others will have changed time slots (“Fringe,” “30 Rock,” “Blue Bloods“), still others are coming back after way too much time off (“Parks & Recreation,” for instance), and then there are the new shows. Midseason is […]

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