As we brace ourselves for the season finale of “Portlandia,” we got some good news to soothe our sorrows: “Portlandia” was nominated for a Comedy Award! The Comedy Awards are where great shows that are often overlooked during awards season get their due. And due, in this instance, means lots of attention for being extremely funny. In their second year of existence, the Comedy Awards made their best decision yet and included our very own “Portlandia” as a nominee in the Best Sketch/Alternative Comedy Series. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s sketch comedy show is going up against some behemoths including a little show called “Saturday Night Live.” Hope that doesn’t make work too awkward for you, Fred! It truly is an honor just to be nominated. The awards take place on May 6.
Here’s some of the fine sketch comedy that surely inspired the nominating committee to recognize Portlandia’s comic genius:
And even here:
The season finale of “Portlandia” airs on IFC on Friday at 10/9c