Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein talk return of 'Portlandia'

By Marcina Zaccaria ,

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein will be returning to the small screen in the IFC comedy, Portlandia, next week.

Portlandia is a sketch comedy series created by Armisen, Brownstein, and Jonathan Krisel.

"I love Portland. I love Carrie," Armisen told The Associated Press. "I called her: `What are you up to? Let's come up with some stuff.' I fly out there. And then we did."

Portlandia reveals the upside of Oregon and the unlikely place for a sketch comedy show makes innovative comedy. Last year, the show won a Peabody Award. The show features quirky vignettes and smart dialogue. It’s likely that Portlandia will again feature favorite guest stars like Kyle MacLachlan.

Armisen was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2002-2013. He appeared on many sitcoms and began shooting Portlandia in 2011.

Brownstein weighed in Armisen’s subjects, telling the AP, "Fred is less fascinated by the phenomenon and more fascinated by the motivating factors, the character traits of some of the stranger, obsessive people who are putting out more chaos than solutions."

Each season of Portlandia includes 10 episodes. The series is slated to return for season four on IFC on Feb. 27.

image courtesy of AMC/IFC



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