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Portlandia Live at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Portlandia

Fred Armisen (SNL, Ian Rubbish) and Carrie Brownstein's (Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag) quirky IFC comedy Portlandia is returning for its fourth season on February 27, but ahead of that, you can get a sneak peek of the new season over at Entertainment Weekly. EW also points out that this season's celebrity guests include Kirsten Dunst, Maya Rudolph, Olivia Wilde, Vanessa Bayer, k.d. Lang, and Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, and previous guests Steve Buscemi, Jason Sudekis, Kyle MacLachlan and Jeff Goldblum will return.

Right before the new season airs, Fred and Carrie will make their way to NYC for "A Conversation with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein" at 92Y on February 25. Tickets are on sale now.

In related news, Drag City is releasing a series of 7" of the many fictional bands Armisen was a part of on Saturday Night Live. The first of these will be released on February 18 and features Blue Jean Committee's "Massachusetts Afternoon" (originally on a 2011 episode hosted by Jason Segel) on one side and and the pseudo-synthpop group Fingerlings' "Embrace Me" (from the 2011 Dana Carvey episode) on the flip. You can check out The Fingerlings' sketch below...

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Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 5:34 PM

JHVFRGYURYUHEHGHGERYUGFRYUG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 5:36 PM

i watched one episode of portlandia and was not impressed. because of that, I have not watched again. it was the episode where they went to the restaurant where you could see where your food comes from before you order it and they went to a farm that turned out to be a cult.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 5:48 PM

So they went to Williamsburg to get more ideas for the show? it makes sense.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 5:57 PM

Put a bird on it, bitch.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 5:58 PM

I like making fun of hipsters, but these two often aren't all that funny.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 6:42 PM

Brilliant show. I wouldn't be surprised if they soon write skits based on the world of BV commenters.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 7:20 PM

Armisen is NEVER funny

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 7:48 PM

ALWAYS FUNNY.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2014 9:32 PM

Nah, Williamsburg gets its ideas elsewhere

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 9:00 AM

i love carrie brownstein but literally the only funny thing about portlandia is the feminist bookstore everything else is just kind of boring

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 9:09 AM

The show averages about 1 funny line per episode. I find myself cringing 98% of the time.

Posted by Carl | January 29, 2014 9:33 AM

Never funny. Armisen is a tremendous hack.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 9:40 AM

9:00: Apparently it couldn't find a cesspool dirty enough to get it's "ideas" from.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 10:08 AM

Comedy has sunk to new depths when no-talents like this get so much attention.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 11:01 AM

Obviousness is never funny and these two idiots trade in obviousness for a living.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 11:06 AM

The Honeymooners is comedic genius next to these two talentless twats. "To the moon, Alice!"

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 11:14 AM

The only time this show will ever make me laugh is when I hear it's been cancelled.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 11:52 AM

I feel all... loosey goosey!

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 12:10 PM

The poop in my toilet is funnier than either of these two ridiculous morons.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 3:19 PM

"they're just cropping out all the sadness" lol so true 

Posted by Durand | February 18, 2014 7:30 AM

30, 45, an hour and 15 minutes. And that girl behind them played a role later on, that's why she stands out. And I agree she is very attractive! I feel like a lot of guys don't find girls like that attractive though.

Posted by Fist | November 3, 2014 3:30 PM

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