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Watch as Portlandia goes into a food coma

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On Friday we took a trip to a land never before seen: Winter in Portlandia. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein used their comedic platform to tackle a serious issue: Pigging out. It’s something that we can all relate to, because from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day it’s extremely likely that you will find yourself stuffed to the gills holding your stomach, loosening your belt, and moaning quietly to yourself while watching IFC from the comfort of your couch. While normally you would be embarrassed to be caught wearing your fat pants around town, during the holidays there’s no shame in wearing pants that are two sizes too big. In fact, you’ll be in good company, because everyone else is doing it too. Yep, the holidays are generally celebrated with serious bouts of overeating. But in Portlandia, they understand that food comas can happen at any time, so it’s wise to be prepared and plan ahead.

Watch this clip from Winter in Portlandia as they lay out a plan to avoid food comas and we will see you on Friday, Jan. 4 at 10/9c when the new season of Portlandia kicks off:

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Portlandia returns to IFC on Friday, January 4th at 10/9c

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Spirit Guide

Check Out the Spirit Awards Nominees for Best Male and Female Leads

Catch the 2016 Spirit Awards live Feb. 27th at 5P ET/2P PT on IFC.

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From Jason Segel’s somber character study of author David Foster Wallace, to Brie Larson’s devastating portrayal of a mother in captivity, the 2016 Spirit Awards nominees for Best Male and Female Leads represent the finest in the year of film acting. Take a look at the Best Male and Female Leads in action, presented by Jaguar.

Best Male Lead 

Christopher Abbott, James White
Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation
Ben Mendelsohn, Mississippi Grind
Jason Segel, The End of the Tour
Koudous Seihon, Mediterranea

Watch more Male Lead nominee videos here.

Best Female Lead 

Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Bel Powley, The Diary of A Teenage Girl
Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Tangerine

Watch more Female Lead nominee videos here.

Watch the Portlandia premiere video

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As you have probably heard, Portlandia is returning to IFC soon. And when we say soon, we mean TONIGHT. That’s right, Winter in Portlandia kicks off at 10:30/9:30c and we couldn’t be more excited about visiting the fair city of Portlandia during the non-religious holiday season. While we have to wait a few more weeks until season 3 of Fred Armisen’s and Carrie Brownstein’s sketch comedy show returns on Friday, January 4th at 10/9c, we had to share our excitement with the world. Turns out everyone else is pretty excited about the return of Portlandia, too! So we threw a party to celebrate.

On Monday, we took over the American Museum of Natural History after hours for a screening of a few episodes from the upcoming season (so good!) and then followed a bike lane, so we could party down with the blue whale at a reception in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Season 3 has a long list of guest stars, and some of them came to kick it with us at the shindig, including Jim Gaffigan. Plus some of Fred’s friends from Saturday Night Live stopped by, incluidng Bobby Moynihan, Kate McKinnon, Jay Pharoah and Andy Samberg, along with Lorne Michaels, who is executive producer of Saturday Night Live and Portlandia. Other guests included Questlove, Martin Short, Eugene Mirman and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth. It was quite the fete!

Watch the video now and then be sure to tune in tonight for Winter in Portlandia at 10:30/9:30c:

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Portlandia returns to IFC with Winter in Portlandia, which airs tonight at 10:30/9:30c

What to watch on IFC tonight: Winter in Portlandia, airing at 10:30/9:30c

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Sorry Shakespeare, but this is not the winter of our discontent. How could it be when Portlandia returns tonight at 10:30/9:30c right after a new episode of Whisker Wars. So suck it, Shakespeare, because tonight we are buttoning up our coats and heading to “Winter in Portlandia,” where we will be celebrating Christmas — er, a non-denominational, optionally religious winter holiday celebration timed around the solstice.

Tune in tonight to see Peter and Nance struggle to keep off winter weight by cutting pasta from their diets, while Bryce and Lisa are offering a winter vacation at their newly opened Outlet Hotel. Gahvin Quin is planning on spending the season indoors building an elaborate recording studio in his basement. And we welcome to Portlandia a couple who is trying to keep their food cart, Stu’s Stews, in business during the cold weather. And, of course, Candace’s son, Robert (played by SNL’s Bobby Moynihan), stops by Women and Women First bookstore for the holidays. Let’s watch the clip again, because who doesn’t like an excuse to repeat the phrase “vagina pillows” over and over again?

Watch the clip and then tune in tonight to watch Winter in Portlandia at 10:30/9:30c:

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Portlandia returns to IFC with Winter in Portlandia on tonight at 10:30/9:30c

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