Portlandia Appearing at Musicfest NW?

Photo from ThunderAnt Website - Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen

Just picked this up from Kristi Turnquit’s article in The Oregonian and  Willamette Week blog.  Sounds like the IFC show “Portlandia” will be able to use the popular Musicfest Northwest to its benefit.  According to the report in the blog, the show will be shooting part of its series at the Festival next week.  Also in the article is the mention of several guest appearances in the show – band members from the Shins and Decemberists, Gus Van Sant, Selma Blair, Kyle MacLachlan and Steve Buscemi.  Continue reading... “Portlandia Appearing at Musicfest NW?”

Aimee Mann in "Portlandia"?

I was just scanning the twitter universe and picked up on a tweet from Aimee Mann (thanks PA Wilhelm!).  Apparently she just left Portland after doing a bit on the show “Portlandia”.  Here’s her tweet –


I had a great time shooting my thing in “Portlandia.” Fred and Carrie are so hilarious together. It was very fun! But weirdly exhausting!

Although “Portlandia” is not due out on IFC until next year, I’m guessing it’s going to build it’s own audience before anyone sees a frame of footage.  Continue reading... “Aimee Mann in "Portlandia"?”

IFC Takes Comedy Journey to ‘Portlandia’

‘SNL’ vet Armisen co-created, co-stars in sketch series

IFC has given a greenlight to a Lorne Michaels-exec produced sketch comedy half-hour, “Portlandia,” co-created by and starring Fred Armisen of “Saturday Night Live.”

The series, which begins production of six episodes in Portland, Ore., this month, is scheduled to premiere on IFC in early 2011. Former Sleater-Kinney guitarist Carrie Brownstein co-created “Portlandia” with Armisen and co-stars in the series, which will be directed by fellow creator Jonathan Krisel of “SNL.” Continue reading... “IFC Takes Comedy Journey to ‘Portlandia’”