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Fred Armisen

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  • The laughs are real on fake talk show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

     The laughs are real on fake talk show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'
    Thursday brings the third-season return, on IFC, of Scott Aukerman's "Comedy Bang! Bang!" An often surreal and free-associating sketch show in the guise of a talk show, it is also a talk show within a sketch show — the one shading into the other...
  • TV Picks: 'Moone Boy,' Bob Balaban, Larry King, 'Playing House'

    TV Picks: 'Moone Boy,' Bob Balaban, Larry King, 'Playing House'
    "Moone Boy" (Hulu). Tall and shaggy Chris O'Dowd, whom you may have seen in "The IT Crowd," "Bridesmaids," "Girls" or Christopher Guest's dear departed "Family Tree" -- or even possibly on Broadway, where he is now playing opposite James Franco in a...
  • Indie Spirit Awards: Cooper, Lawrence, Wallis' last stop before the Oscars

    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...
  • Oprah, Kelsey Grammer, Paris Hilton attending Cable Show expo in Chicago

    Oprah, Kelsey Grammer, Paris Hilton attending Cable Show expo in Chicago
    The Cable Show 2011 -- a three-day cable expo at McCormick Place -- will feature appearances by Oprah Winfrey, Kelsey Grammer, Paris Hilton, Kendra Wilkinson, Fred Armisen and Bill and Giuliana Rancic. Winfrey will sit down with Paula Zahn at the Cable...
  • Chicago's top celebrity hangouts in 2011

    Chicago's top celebrity hangouts in 2011
    If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer. Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
  • Seth Meyers hits Chicago and Just For Laughs festival

    Seth Meyers hits Chicago and Just For Laughs festival
    Yes, Seth Meyers and "SNL" character Stefon (Bill Hader) are supposed to be on their summer vacation together, but Meyers still has time for Chicago. "You know, I'm thinking by June 18 we might need a couple of days apart," Meyers joked when we talked on...
  • Wild Flag: 'It just sort of exploded'

    Wild Flag: 'It just sort of exploded'
    Carrie Brownstein is rolling on the stage while simultaneously trying to play her guitar and break it. The normally reserved Mary Timony is right there with her, grinning while playing her guitar behind her back. Rebecca Cole keeps the keyboard bass...
  • 'Avatar' star Sam Worthington coming to Chicago, 'Shameless' ratings up, Wu-Tang members dine at Joe's

    'Avatar' star Sam Worthington coming to Chicago, 'Shameless' ratings up, Wu-Tang members dine at Joe's
    “Avatar” and “Clash of the Titans” star Sam Worthington will visit Chicago on Wednesday to promote his upcoming heist thriller “Man on a Ledge.”  The 35-year-old actor will meet with media to discuss “Man on a...
  • 'Portlandia' duo Armisen, Brownstein discuss 'Battlestar Galactica' sketch

    'Portlandia' duo Armisen, Brownstein discuss 'Battlestar Galactica' sketch
    Have you ever sat down to watch an episode from a full season DVD set of a TV series, and found yourself still on the couch hours later watching just one more episode? That was Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's inspiration for the latest episode of...
  • TV reviews: 'Unsupervised' unfunny, but 'Archer' still rules

    TV reviews: 'Unsupervised' unfunny, but 'Archer' still rules
    And now from the "been-there, done-that" department: A couple of scrawny, virginal teens with no parental supervision dream of becoming "cooler than hell" and, of course, getting laid. That's the concept behind FX's new animated sitcom "Unsupervised" (9:...
  • 'Portlandia' takes on dog park people -- anyone look familiar?

    'Portlandia' takes on dog park people -- anyone look familiar?
    Dogs love dog parks but the fenced in public spaces have a way of bringing out the worst in some people. Leave it to the folks behind the hit television show "Portlandia" to skewer dog park culture. In the new season of the sketch-style comedy that airs...