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Join 'Portlandia's' Fred Armisen for a live video chat on Monday

Fred Armisen wears many hats (or, in some cases, wigs) on the IFC comedy series "Portlandia." As Candace, he runs a feminist bookstore with Toni (Carrie Brownstein), militant in their ideology and belief that anyone who wants to use the bathroom absolutely must make a purchase. As Dave, he...

‘Portlandia’ Offers Its Guide To Tailgating In New Web Series

The residents of Seattle are getting hyped for the Super Bowl, but a few hours down I-5, there’s a different sort of excitement: A Prairie Home Companion is coming to town. In advance of the debut of its fourth season, Portlandia has debuted a web companion set in a parking lot before a taping of the popular Garrison Keillor NPR program . The five part web series features Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein as graying Oregonians who are fired up for A Prairie Home Companion ‘s trip to the Rose City. Instead of hot dogs, beer, and painted chests, the Portlandia crew’s tailgate features vegetable soup, yerba mate tea, and some lukewarm chants of “When I say Garrison, you say Keillor!”  Read More...

'Portlandia': 'Prairie Home Companion' tailgating

By Dan Snierson Get a jump on season 4 with a look at new sketch and four related webisodes

Season 4 of IFC's "Portlandia" Returns Thursday, February 27 at 10pm With A Slew of Guest Stars

Vanessa Bayer, Kirsten Dunst, k.d. lang, Silas Weir Mitchell, Michael Nesmith, Maya Rudolph, Dan Savage, Nick Swardson and Olivia Wilde are among those on tap this season.  Read More...

See the 'Portlandia' sketch the FBI is using as a training tool

Are you interested in seeing the "Portlandia" sketch the FBI is using to train its operatives? It probably isn't anything like what you'd expect. Read More...

'SNL's' Fred Armisen to Star in Comedy From 'Bad Santa' Director Terry Zwigoff (Exclusive)

Fred Armisen may be poised to leave "Saturday Night Live" but the "Portlandia" creator's movie career is just heating up, as he's attached to star in the next feature from "Bad Santa" director Terry Zwigoff, TheWrap has learned. Read More...

'Portlandia' renewed for two more seasons by IFC

"Portlandia" fans rejoice. IFC announced today that it has renewed the hit Emmy-nominated comedy series for a fourth and fifth season. Read More...

'Portlandia' video: The city goes dark for the Season 3 finale

At the end of "Portlandia" Season 3, the city of Portland will go dark. No, it's not out of respect or sadness. This is instead what happens when no one bothers to pay the power bill for the city.The result is chaos.Fortunately, chaos can be really funny when it's on television and not in our actual lives. This makes the darkness-filled season finale of "Portlandia" one big joke that thoroughly works.It's hard to figure out the plot of the episode (and yes, it has one) from the teaser trailer released by IFC, so here is a brief walk-through of the briefly glimpsed images, interpreted by someone who has already seen the episode.The Mayor of Portland (Kyle MacLachlan) takes full responsibility for the citywide blackout. His office really should have paid the bills.There is no reason given for the arrival of the Australian survivalist (played by Bill Hader). He just kind of shows up and leads...

‘Portlandia’ Stars Say 95% of Dialogue Improvised

About 95 percent of the dialogue in "Portlandia" is improvised, creators of the sketch-comedy television series shown on the Independent Film Channel said Monday night in New York. The series, which grew out of "ThunderAnt," online videos created by "Saturday Night Live" cast member Fred Armisen and musician Carrie Brownstein, is now in its third season.

IFC's 'Portlandia' Premieres Strong, Drawing Over 1.1 Million Total Viewers

IFC’s hit original series, Portlandia, starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, returned for a third season stronger than ever on Friday, January 4, with two back-to-back episodes (10 pm & 10:30 pm).