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Portlandia season 2 premiere recap: “Mixology”

Portlandia season 2 premiere recap: “Mixology”

By | January 10, 2012 at 12:40 pm | No comments

All hail the return of the non-hipster-bashing Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, satirists of the twee and zeitgeist-y IRL and artisanal picklers, IPL who yes, can pickle that. Jewel cases, parking tickets, broken off heels: all pickleable. Let’s go have a cocktail. Skit...

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Paul Rudd will face off against Amy Poehler on Parks and Recreation

Paul Rudd will face off against Amy Poehler on Parks and Recreation

By | January 10, 2012 at 11:35 am | One comment

Now that the 2012 presidential primaries have kicked off, I find myself wishing that we might someday have a candidate who’s earnest, charismatic, committed, compassionate and honest. Kind of like, oh, I don’t know, Parks and Recreation’s Leslie Knope. You won’t find...

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Megan Mullally reveals details about the Party Down movie

Megan Mullally reveals details about the Party Down movie

By | January 9, 2012 at 7:29 pm | One comment

Every day we get a little bit closer to the reality of another fantastic, cancelled-too-soon television show making its return on the big screen. Arrested Development, anyone? Fans of the two short seasons of Party Down were excited to hear that a movie was being planned,...

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Ricky Gervais outlines his plans for hosting the Golden Globes

Ricky Gervais outlines his plans for hosting the Golden Globes

By | January 9, 2012 at 4:38 pm | 3 comments

There are few people unaware of the controversy cause by comedian, writer, actor and podcaster Ricky Gervais during his hosting gig at the Golden Globe Awards last year. Anyone who was not familiar with the comic and his sense of humor previously, got a big taste of it and there...

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Comedy Bang Bang will become a television show on IFC

Comedy Bang Bang will become a television show on IFC

By | January 9, 2012 at 4:14 pm | 2 comments

IFC has started their comedy programming in 2012 off with a "bang." There has been an incredible amount of hype surrounding the second season of Portlandia (and for good reason) with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, not to mention their live tour that's touring the...

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Kathy Griffin lands her own talk show

Kathy Griffin lands her own talk show

By | January 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm | 8 comments

Bravo loves Kathy Griffin. For nearly 10 years, the comedian has been a constant presence on the cable network, with stand-up specials, a reality show and hosting duties. Now Griffin’s relationship with the network will continue with her latest project, a late-night talk...

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Review: Tom Papa’s ‘Live in New York City’ is a satisfying slab of honest comedy

Review: Tom Papa’s ‘Live in New York City’ is a satisfying slab of honest comedy

By | January 6, 2012 at 5:54 pm | 4 comments

It’s been six years since the comedy world has had access to a new, proper Tom Papa album. And even then, although it was excellent, his album Calm, Cool & Collected was only 35 minutes! Boo! Also, hiss. Luckily, it’s not like Papa has been gone from our sights; far from...

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Listen to NPR’s 38-minute interview with Portlandia stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein

Listen to NPR’s 38-minute interview with Portlandia stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein

By | January 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm | No comments

Portlandia's second season debuts tomorrow on IFC at 10 pm ET! And the show's stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein sat down with Terry Gross, of NPR's Fresh Air recently. It aired this morning. And you can listen to the entire thing here. You. Are....

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Poll: Would you pay money to watch a Bridesmaids sequel without Kristen Wiig?

Poll: Would you pay money to watch a Bridesmaids sequel without Kristen Wiig?

By | January 5, 2012 at 1:05 pm | 17 comments

When a comedy flick costs $32 million to make and then grosses $288 million worldwide, it's a given: you make a sequel-- no matter how flimsy the thematic reasoning may be. So, it's no surprise that Universal is working on a sequel to the wildly successful Bridesmaids. But...

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