As you know, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have taken their show on the road and created “Portlandia the Tour.” The live version of their hit sketch comedy series “Portlandia” has been a smashing success, selling out venues from Portland to Los Angeles to Chicago. The excitement has been so big that Fred and Carrie took time out from their busy schedules starring on “Saturday Night Live” and touring with Wild Flag to add even more dates in Atlanta, Boston, D.C., and more.
In each city they visit, Fred and Carrie have invited friends (Daniel Handler! Dan Savage! People not named Dan!), performers (Thao and Mirah! Susanna Hoff!) and others to join them on stage as they bring a little bit of Portlandia to the rest of the country. But to make the magic happen, Fred and Carrie do not work alone. Let’s take a moment to meet the hard-working group who are on the road with Portlandia:
NAME: Rebecca Cole
HOMETOWN: Portland OR
OTHER BANDS: Wild Flag
FAVORITE PART OF BEING ON TOUR WITH PORTLANDIA: I love the spontaneous spirit of the tour. Every night is different.
YOUR MOST “PORTLANDIAN” TRAIT: The fact I can drop everything and join this tour with a few hours notice.
REBECCA HELPED MAKE THIS:
NAME: Michael Benjamin Lerner
HOMETOWN: Seattle, Washington
OTHER BANDS: Telekinesis
FAVORITE PART OF BEING ON TOUR WITH PORTLANDIA: Kinda the whole part of it. Really. Meeting new people. Playing music with heroes.
YOUR MOST “PORTLANDIAN” TRAIT: I cried when my girlfriend bought me a Robie (CULT 80’S RADIOSHACK BANK THAT LOOKS LIKE A ROBOT). Here’s a picture of it:
MICHAEL HELPED MAKE THIS:
NAME: Patrick Stanton
HOMETOWN: Portland, OR
INSTRUMENT: Video Camera
OTHER BANDS: CameraNoise
FAVORITE PART OF BEING ON TOUR WITH PORTLANDIA: Traveling with old friends is always a treat. It feels like I’m on a great road trip but not sleeping on couches, which is a plus. No performance is the same so you never know what to expect. The guests are ever changing and sometimes added last minute. So even if you think you know how the evening will go there is always a surprise.
YOUR MOST “PORTLANDIAN” TRAIT: I certainly own things with birds on them. I also currently have a mustache. I guess that is Portlandian.
PATRICK HELPED MAKE THIS:
“Portlandia” airs on IFC on Fridays at 10/9c