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Watch Fred Armisen, Charlyne Yi guest star on “Yo Gabba Gabba!”

Watch Fred Armisen, Charlyne Yi guest star on “Yo Gabba Gabba!”

By | September 13, 2011 at 9:41 am | No comments

Parents of young children, listen up: Portlandia's Fred Armisen and Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up) are set to appear as guests on the season premiere of Nickelodeon’s hugely popular kids' show Yo Gabba Gabba! on Sunday, Sept.18. The pair will join the likes of former guests Jack...

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Video: Eugene Mirman uses Kickstarter to fund Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

Video: Eugene Mirman uses Kickstarter to fund Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

By | July 14, 2011 at 11:39 am | No comments

Old and busted: corporate sponsorship. New hotness: Kickstarter-funded ventures. So that means Eugene Mirman’s on the cutting edge of hot. The comedian announced that the next installment -- the fourth, as some might call it -- of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival will be...

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Watch Conan O'Brien and Fred Armisen give graduation speeches!

By | June 13, 2011 at 9:34 am | No comments

Enlisting hip-as-hell comedic personalities to speak at graduations seems to be one of the most important charges a graduating class gives itself each year. To the credit of colleges across the country, the likes of Tina Fey, Jon Stewart, Bill Cosby and Amy Poehler have all...

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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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