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Meet the New <em>Late Night</em> Bandleader: Fred Armisen

Article: Meet the New Late Night Bandleader: Fred Armisen

NBC’s Late Night is defined by its host and bandleader. Letterman and Schaffer. Fallon and Questlove. And now: Meyers and Armisen. That’s right, Seth Meyers announced on Twitter today that Fred Armisen will “curate and lead the band,” and most importantly, “continue to run it even when he’s off shooting Portlandia.” Late Night with Seth…

Podcasts: This Week on <em>WTF</em> and <em>Comedy Bang! Bang!</em>

Article: Podcasts: This Week on WTF and Comedy Bang! Bang!

This week on WTF with Marc Maron, Marc talks to David Bronner about the life and legacy of his grandfather’s famous creation, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap. Then on Thursday, Marc talks to Ron White, an actor and comedian of whom Marc is a huge fan: I love Ron White. He is a great fucking comedian.…

Watch a Mash-Up of the Craziest Spirit Award Moments

Article: Watch a Mash-Up of the Craziest Spirit Award Moments

The Film Independent Spirit Awards are a celebration of daring, unique filmmaking. Sometimes, though, the “celebration” part gets out of hand. Watch a mash-up below of some of the craziest, most unexpected moments from past shows, and tune in Saturday, March 1 at 10/9c for this year’s ceremony, hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt.

<em>Portlandia</em>: Get Ready to Be Shocked… by Art

Article: Portlandia: Get Ready to Be Shocked… by Art

When it comes to edgy art, Portlandia has a reputation to uphold. The city is rife with unconventional art projects and in this new clip from the upcoming fourth season of everyone’s favorite sketch comedy show, see where the love of singular, alternative art begins. Check out Fred as an art teacher with a love…

9 Real-Life Inspirations for Movie Maniacs

Article: 9 Real-Life Inspirations for Movie Maniacs

Truth is stranger than fiction, and sometimes it’s also more disturbing. Here are eight people (and one fish) who inspired the creation of cinematic bad guys. 9. Vlad III Dracula “The Impaler” had such a reputation for violence and cruelty that his legend lives on as the granddaddy of all vampires, thanks to Bram Stoker’s…

<em>Portlandia</em> Flashback: No Olympics

Article: Portlandia Flashback: No Olympics

As the 2014 Winter Olympic Games kick off in Sochi, we had a flashback to that time that Portlandia tackled the Olympics way back in Season 2. Remember all those athletes “running around with their big muscles,” The Mayor singing “Portland My Portland” and, of course, sitting in a hot tub having a heart-to-heart with…

Get a Taste of <em>Portlandia</em> in NYC

Article: Get a Taste of Portlandia in NYC

There’s no doubt that the citizens of Portlandia love food. That’s why it’s so fitting that to help celebrate the fourth season of Portlandia, which kicks off in three short weeks on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 10/9c, NYC restaurant City Grit is throwing a dinner party. The event is called A Taste of Portlandia, filled…

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