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“Todd Margaret,” “Portlandia” and IFC are Taking NYC Comic Con

“Todd Margaret,” “Portlandia” and IFC are Taking NYC Comic Con (photo)

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David Cross, Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, and Jonathan Krisel will debut the new seasons of “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret” and “Portlandia” at New York Comic Con on October 16.

That’s right comic nerds aficionados, IFC’s hit comedy series, “Portlandia” and “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret” will make their first ever New York Comic Con appearances for two back-to-back panels on Sunday, October 16th starting at 11:00am.

Portlandia’s creators, writers and stars, Fred Armisen (“Saturday Night Live”), Carrie Brownstein (Wild Flag, Sleater-Kinney) and Jonathan Krisel (“Saturday Night Live”, “Tim and Eric Awesome Show”) will discuss the show’s highly anticipated second season and take questions from the audience. They will also unveil a special sneak peek from season two. The panel will be moderated by actor and comedian Seth Meyers (Saturday Night Live). Portlandia is set to make its return to IFC in January 2012 with a new characters and notable guest stars along with some of last season’s favorite residents.

David Cross, creator, writer and star of The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret will be at New York Comic Con to tell fans about the second season of this raucous misadventure. The conversation will be moderated by actor and comedian H. Jon Benjamin (“Archer”, “Jon Benjamin Has a Van”). Todd Margaret, played by Cross, is a corporate nobody who bluffs his way into a position heading up the London office for the new energy drink Thunder Muscle, and manages to get himself into increasingly outlandish and dire situations along the way. The show also stars Will Arnett (“Up All Night,” Arrested Development), Sharon Horgan (“Pulling”), Blake Harrison (“The Inbetweeners”) and this season Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”) guest stars.

Tickets for NYCC are now on sale via the website www.NewYorkComicCon.com. Limited 4-Day tickets are available.

Be sure to follow @ifcportlandia and @IFCtv on Twitter for all the latest information on both shows.

“The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret” and “Portlandia” return to IFC in January 2012

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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