Fred & Carrie Do Reddit

Fred and Carrie’s Reddit AMA Is One for the History Books


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Fred and Carrie went over to Reddit this morning to talk about the new season of Portlandia in one of the site’s epic Q&A sessions. The AMA started out normally enough with people asking questions about the show, acting, and catchphrases, but quickly got weirder:

Do people yell cacao at you in the streets?

Fred: ALL. THE. TIME. It’s actually very nice, very sweet. People will also post photos on instagram just saying Cacao. Like, all the time.

Carrie: It’s true!

What would it take to get a Liz and Liz Publizity crossover with Toni and Candice at Women and Women First?

Carrie: We’d do it in a second! Toni & Candice want to do publicity for those guys.
Fred: Yeah, they would want to be their publicists.

Once I was in a high school play and I had the opening monologue. I forgot all of the words and it was awful. Has anything like that ever happened to either of you?

Fred: I was never asked to do a monologue at your school, so… But I’m open to doing it.

Will catnap be making a comeback this season?

Fred: No, they don’t appear this season, but someday we’ll do it again.
Carrie: In 10 years they’ll do a reunion tour, and Sleater-Kinney will open.

If I saw you on the street and confessed my love for you, would it creep you out?

Carrie: If it involved bodily fluids, yes. Otherwise, no.

If Nina were to be proposed to by Lance, how would Nina prefer it to be done?

Fred: Coincidentally, this is something that happens in season 5. And I’ll just say that it’s all about… making a video of a proposal.

If you had to be neighbors with one or two of the show’s characters, who would you like to be neighbors with and why?

Carrie: I’d like to be neighbors with Cath & Dave so that… they could criticize the paint on my house and the quality of my fence and we could argue with heated yard signs.

Who do you think is the sexiest Trailblazer?

Fred: Robin Lopez.
Carrie: I agree with Fred. Robin Lopez.

Then things got a little weird:

Fred, how was filming Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Seinfeld? Where did the “going to the toilet while the other person’s answering the question” came from? It was one of the funniest shows, and I’m actually curious about the coffee you drank, because Seinfeld said it was the best coffee he ever had

Fred: Can I put up a question for the /r/science section? Do we know more about history now or did they know more about history better back then because they were closer to the time? In other words, what was a history lesson like in the year 1450? Like, do we know more because we’ve unearthed more FACT, or did they know more because they were closer to the time?

I’ll just leave that out there.

And it got weirder until Carrie had to finally cut off debate by saying, “Guys, this is…whistle”.

Read the entire AMA here.

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Portlandia returns to IFC on Thursday, Jan. 8 at 10p

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Car Notes

Portlandia Keeps Road Rage In Park

Get a lesson in parking etiquette on a new Portlandia.

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It’s the most American form of cause and effect: Park like a monster, receive a passive-aggressive note.

car notes note

This unofficial rule of the road is critical to keeping the great big wheel of car-related Karma in balance. And naturally, Portlandia’s Kath and Dave have elevated it to an awkward, awkward art form in Car Notes, the Portlandia web series presented by Subaru.

If you’ve somehow missed the memo about Car Notes until now, you can catch up on every installment online, on the IFC app, and on demand. You can even have a little taste right here:

If your interest is piqued – great news for you! A special Car Notes sketch makes an appearance in the latest episode of Portlandia, and you can catch up on it now right here.

Watch all-new Portlandia Thursdays at 10P on IFC.

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Naked and Hungry

Two New Ways to Threeway

IFC's Comedy Crib gets sensual in time for Valentine's Day.

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This week, two scandalous new digital series debut on IFC’s Comedy Crib.
Ménage à Trois invites people to participate in a real-life couple’s fantasy boudoir. And The Filling is Mutual follows two saucy chefs who invite comedians to make food inspired by their routines. Each show crosses some major boundaries in sexy and/or delicious ways, and each are impossible to describe in detail without arousing some awkward physical cravings. Which is why it’s best to hear it directly from the minds behind the madness…

Ménage à Trois

According to Diana Kolsky and Murf Meyer, the two extremely versatile constants in the ever-shifting à trois, “MàT is a sensually psychedelic late night variety show exploring matters of hearts, parts and every goddamn thing in between…PS, any nudes will be 100% tasteful.”

This sexy brainchild includes sketches, music, and props that would put Pee-wee’s Playhouse to shame. But how could this fantastical new twist on the vanilla-sex variety show format have come to be?

“We met in a UCB improv class taught by Chris Gethard. It was clear that we both humped to the beat of our own drum; our souls and tongues intermingled at the bar after class, so we dove in head first.”

Sign me up, but promise to go slow. This tricycle is going to need training wheels.

The Filling is Mutual

Comedians Jen Saunderson and Jenny Zigrino became best friends after meeting in the restroom at the Gotham Comedy Club, which explains their super-comfortable dynamic when cooking with their favorite comedians. “We talk about comedy, sex, menses, the obnoxiousness of Christina Aguilera all while eating food that most would push off their New Year’s resolution.”

The hook of cooking food based off of comedy routines is so perfect and so personal. It made us wonder about what dishes Jen & Jenny would pair with some big name comedy staples, like…

Bill Murray?
“Oh, that’s easy Meatballs with Lingonberry Space Jam it’d be great, but then we’d have to Oh, that’s easy Meatballs with Lingonberry Space Jam it’d be great, but then we’d have to… Oh, that’s easy Meatballs with Lingonberry Space Jam it’d be great, but then we’d have to avoid doing any kind of silly Groundhog Day reference.” 

Bridget Everett?
“Cream Balls… Sea Salt encrusted Chocolate Ganache Covered Ice Cream Ball that melt cream when you bite into them.” 

Nick Kroll & John Mulaney? 
“I’d make George and Gil black and white cookies from scratch and just as we open the oven to put the cookie in we’d prank ’em with an obnoxious amount of tuna!!!”

Carrie Brownstein & Fred Armisen? 
“Definitely a raw cacao “safe word” brownie. Cacao!”

Just perfect.

See both new series in their entirety on IFC’s Comedy Crib.

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Dark Arts

Foot Fetish Jesus And Other Nightmares

Meet the minds behind Comedy Crib's latest series, Quirks and The Mirror.

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The Mirror and Quirks are really, really strange. Deeply disturbing yet hauntingly beautiful. But you really don’t need to read a synopsis of either of the aforementioned shows to understand the exact variety of nightmare-bonkers comedy these shows deliver — that’s why the good lord made links. Instead, take a peek behind the curtain and meet the creators.


Let’s start with Kevin Tosi. Kevin does the whole show by himself. That doesn’t mean he’s a loner — Kevin has a day job with actual humans. But that day job is copywriting. So it’s only natural that his suppressed demons would manifest themselves in biting cartoon form, including “Foot Fetish Jesus”, in ways that somehow speak to all of us. If only all copywriters channeled their inner f*ckedupness into such…expressive art.

The Mirror

Onward to the folks at Wham City Comedy.

These guys aren’t your typical comedy collective in that their work is way more left-field and even elevated than your standard digital short. More funny weird than funny ha-ha. They’ve done collaborations with musicians like Beach House, Dan Deacon & Wye Oak, television networks (obviously), and others. Yeah they get paid, but their motivation feels deeper. Darker. Most of them are video artists, and that explains a lot.

See more of The Mirror and Quirks on IFC.com and the IFC app.

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