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Jonathan Krisel


Documentary Now! and Portlandia Score Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

Emmy voters love Documentary Now! and Portlandia.


Time to Freak Out! Portlandia Nominated for Two Emmy Awards

Congratulations to Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel and the entire cast and crew!


Byay! Portlandia Renewed for Two More Seasons

Seasons Six and Seven are on their way!


There Was a Portlandia Premiere Party and We Have Pics to Prove It

* throws confetti *


“Portlandia” Seasons 4 and 5 Coming Early 2014, 2015

Fred Armisen’s and Carrie Brownstein’s comedy series is coming back to IFC.


SNL’s Bill Hader comes to Portlandia for the season finale Friday at 10/9c

We knew it was going to happen. It was expected. That doesn’t mean we’re not thrilled to see Saturday Night Live’s Bill Hader making a guest appearance on Portlandia’s season finale, which airs this Friday at 10/9c. In this trailer for the Portlandia season finale, the show pays homage to “Lost,” which is no Battlestar […]


Portlandia won the Writers’ Guild Award for Best Variety/Comedy Show

Something amazing happened at the Writers’ Guild Awards last night: Portlandia won the award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) – Series! We are so proud of the show whose victory was deemed “the night’s biggest upset” by TVLine for winning over such incredible and incredibly funny shows as Saturday Night Live, The […]


Portlandia: Meet the Director Jonathan Krisel

We’d like you to meet someone. Actually, we’d like you to meet a lot of people. That’s why we are kicking off a new series that takes you behind the scenes of everyone’s favorite sketch comedy show and introduces you to the people who help make each episode of Portlandia from idea to what you […]


Watch Portlandia Live with Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein & Jonathan Krisel tonight on TimesTalks!

Portlandia is invading New York City tonight. The show’s creators and stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein and director Jonathan Krisel are taking part in a TimesTalks tonight at 6:30pm ET with moderator Dave Itzkoff, the culture critic for The New York Times. Spending the evening talking about Portlandia and all it’s wonderfully wacky residents, […]


Jonathan Krisel talks about the new season of Portlandia

Portlandia co-creator, writer and director Jonathan Krisel is most comfortable working behind-the-scenes to craft Fred Armisen’s and Carrie Brownstein’s ideas into what the sketches we see during each episode. Krisel started directing when he was working with Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim on their show “Tom Goes to the Mayor.” Then he segued into the […]