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

    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 aggressive bicyclist, the obnoxious locavore, the feminist bookstore owners.

    AOL Daybreak has a quick interview with Armisen about the project, where he comments on the real Portland and its residents. Give it a look below!

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    Want more Portlandia? Check out our swell recap of last week’s episode. The season finale goes down Friday at 10:30 pm EST. But don’t worry, folks; IFC has already re-upped the show for a second season!

    Carrie Andersen

    In addition to writing for Laughspin, Carrie is a graduate student in Austin, Texas, where she researches popular culture, new media, music, and social movements. When not reading or writing in any official capacity, she spends her time playing the drums, watching crappy TV, and eating copious amounts of tacos and barbecue. She also blogs sporadically at carrieandersen.com.

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