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  • 'Portlandia' gets 2 more seasons; watch 5 great sketches

    'Portlandia' gets 2 more seasons; watch 5 great sketches
    Fred Armisen may be debating whether to exit "Saturday Night Live," but he's not leaving Portland any time soon. IFC has renewed "Portlandia" for a fourth and fifth season. The network made the announcement Wednesday, saying the comedy series from...
  • Saturday Night Live Loves New Haven

    Saturday Night Live Loves New Haven
    The 2012-13 season of Saturday Night Live ended a couple of weeks ago. While the show still proudly screams “Live from New York!” at the beginning of every episode, another city made an unusual amount of appearances: New Haven.   One of...
  • Indie Spirit Awards: Cooper, Lawrence, Wallis' last stop before the Oscars

    The Film Independent Spirit Awards are the penultimate stop before the Oscars -- but with just one day to go before the Academy Awards, 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis had reached her red carpet threshold. As her publicist told her she had a few more...
  • Interview: Nick Kroll working his way to the big leagues

    Interview: Nick Kroll working his way to the big leagues
    Nick Kroll always wanted his own TV show, but that doesn't mean the comedian best known for his role as Rodney Ruxin on FX's "The League" thought it would actually happen one day. "When you get started, you're just trying to get booked at an open mic,"...
  • Fred alert! Armisen is back with more 'Portlandia'

    Fred alert! Armisen is back with more 'Portlandia'
    No one is safe from the gentle mocking of IFC's "Portlandia" when it returns for its third season at 9 p.m. Jan. 4: the people of Portland, Ore., hipsters everywhere, or even TV fans. In a skit called "Spoilers," co-creators and stars Fred Armisen and...
  • Midseason 2012-13 TV preview with Fred Armisen

    Midseason 2012-13 TV preview with Fred Armisen
    With Season 3 of "Portlandia" premiering Friday, I asked Fred Armisen to help me with my midseason TV preview by giving him the names of five new series. He then told me what he thought they are about. You can watch him answer in the video above, then...
  • Fred Armisen of 'Portlandia' remembers Chicago holidays

    Fred Armisen of 'Portlandia' remembers Chicago holidays
    Long before he gained fame on "Saturday Night Live," Fred Armisen spent many years in Chicago. He returned this week to be part of Second City's 24-hour Letters to Santa event which benefits families in need from Chicago's Onward Neighborhood House. "It'...
  • Kanye's rant, Armisen's exit and more 'SNL' finale backstory

    The 38th season finale of "Saturday Night Live" airs this weekend and with it come more than a few questions about the confirmed departure of one cast member, the possible departure of two others and the unpredicatable nature of the tempermental musical...
  • Bill Hader to exit 'Saturday Night Live' after season finale May 18

    Bill Hader to exit 'Saturday Night Live' after season finale May 18
    Bill Hader has become the latest fan favorite to announce his departure from NBC's long-lived "Saturday Night Live." Hader, best known for his celebrity impressions and the bizarre New York City correspondent Stefon, told the New York Times that this...
  • Carrie Brownstein of "Portlandia" Talks About Making Smart, Incisive Comedy

    Carrie Brownstein of "Portlandia" Talks About Making Smart, Incisive Comedy
    Funny Smart People The Connecticut Forum, Saturday, May 4, 8 p.m., The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, (860) 509-0909 or ctforum.org for tickets   In honor of this month's Connecticut Forum on the subject of creativity, let's discuss satire....
  • Google Glass ridiculed in hilarious 'Saturday Night Live' sketch

    Google Glass ridiculed in hilarious 'Saturday Night Live' sketch
    Google Glass is an impressive device that lets users walk around with a smart computer visible in the corner of their eye, but like most pieces of technology, it has imperfections. And this weekend, "Saturday Night Live" hilariously pointed them out....