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Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Day 2

By | April 23, 2011 at 3:53 pm | 2 comments

PORTLAND - Somehow, it’s still sunny in Portland. The Comedy Gods are smiling upon us, you guys. First stop for day two of Bridgetown was Lance Bangs Presents Come Laugh With Us at the Bagdad Theater. The line for this baby was around the block, because the show was packed...

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Video: Portlandia's Fred Armisen gives you a terrible guitar lesson

By | March 25, 2011 at 10:15 am | No comments

Hey, Portlandia fans. Have you been able to manage your end-of-season withdrawal symptoms? Keep your chins up; the IFC series will return for a second season in January of 2012 with 10 new episodes! But now, to further assuage the emptiness you'll feel until then, let's check...

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Portlandia season finale recap: “Baseball”

By | February 28, 2011 at 4:30 pm | One comment

Medium shot: a non-threatening clean-cut dude explains that Portland has a 12% unemployment rate. Cut to: a local couple continues his train of thought. Then--cut--a random woman continues their thought. Cut. Some other dude takes it from there, then--cut!—yet another picks...

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Fred Armisen on Portlandia: “We’re not lampooning Portland; we’re celebrating it”

By | February 24, 2011 at 3:10 pm | No comments

One of the smartest, weirdest comedies on TV these days is the Fred Armisen-Carrie Brownstein collaboration Portlandia, on IFC. The show offers vignettes about life in Portland, Oregon, the progressive hipster haven home to many people we encounter on a regular basis: the...

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Portlandia recap: “Blunderbuss”

By | February 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm | 3 comments

Portlandia, the deft and very funny sketch comedy brainchild of SNL-er Fred Armisen and former Sleater-Kinney member, Carrie Brownstein, smells like a combination of a dusty bookshop and a strong organic espresso. It wears combat boots, bathes only when necessary, and eats...

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George Lopez, Fred Armisen start work on Smurfs movie

By | April 7, 2010 at 10:22 am | No comments

Move over Avatar, there’s a new 3-D movie about blue people on the way. But instead of being freakishly tall, these characters are a bit on the short side. That’s right, The Smurfs movie is officially under production, and it is choc-full of comedy greatness. Sony and...

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Dream team of SNL presidents turns up on Funny or Die

By | March 5, 2010 at 5:25 pm | One comment

It’s the interior of the White House, the president’s bedroom. It’s night. Gerald Ford stumbles in. He’s befuddled. He prat falls onto a table. “Live from New York…” But this is no Saturday Night Live sketch. History has come alive on Funny or Die in an exclusive,...

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Review: Saturday Night Live, Dec. 12

By | December 14, 2009 at 11:09 am | No comments

Dec. 12, 2009 -- Host: Taylor Lautner -- Musical Guest: Bon Jovi SNL shows no indication of letting up on the Tiger Woods jokes anytime soon. The tone was set with an "Adulterers Press Conference" cold open, in which politicians John Edwards (Will Forte), Mark Sanford (Jason...

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