The 2012 Season of Portlandia kicks off this Friday. IFC will be playing a season 1 marathon starting at 4PM and the new episode airs at 7PM. If you live in Portland and don’t have cable or looking for a fun environment to watch with friends, you can go over to the Mission Theater in NW Portland and see it for free. If you don;t want to wait for Friday, you can see the first episode online for free at IFC now!
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About “Portlandia” (2012)
In case you’re one of the few Portlanders who isn’t all over this…
This IFC Original short-based comedy series PORTLANDIA was created, written by and stars Fred Armisen (SNL) and Carrie Brownstein (vocalist/guitarist, WILD FLAG, Sleater-Kinney). Each episode’s character-based shorts draw viewers into “Portlandia,” the creators’ dreamy and absurd rendering of Portland, Oregon.
“I love Portlandia. It really represents so much of what I love culturally, musically and in so many other ways,” said Fred Armisen. “This started as just a fun summer activity for Carrie and me. We’d be hanging out in Portland and shooting whatever made us laugh, and that evolved into Portlandia.
” PORTLANDIA’s inhabitants include but are not limited to: the owners of a feminist book store; a militant bike messenger; an artsy couple who attach cut-outs of birds to everything (“put a bird on it!”); an organic farmer who turns out to be a cult leader; an adult hide and seek league; and a punk rock couple negotiating a “safe word” to help govern their love life.
Brownstein and Armisen spent years observing the joyous eccentricities of Portland, Oregon (when Fred was on hiatus from SNL), which spawned their “Thunderant” project, a compilation of online videos that combined their unique music styles and comedic sensibilities. Their artistic collaboration garnered an online cult following, as their “Thunderant” characters resonated with a young audience celebrating individuality, free spirit and weirdness.
- Also, from IFC: Want to chat live with Fred and Carrie during Friday’s “Portlandia” season premiere? Set your bookmark for www.ifc.com/shows/
portlandia/syncand then head over January 6 at 10/9c (7PM PST) for the exclusive Q&A. See you there!
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