The late, great David Bowie inspired countless artists of all stripes during his time on planet Earth. As a musician, an actor, a personality, and an encapsulation of all things odd, weird and wonderful, he touched countless lives...including former SNL star Fred Armisen, who returned to the stage during last night's episode to pay homage to Bowie in the most appropriate way possible: by sharing a clip from his appearance on the show back in 1979.
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Come a day, the weirdness of Portlandia will be behind us all, but let’s not go grey over Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s imminent departure just yet. Instead, let Fred do the greying with the full Portlandia Season 6 premiere, available to watch right now!
Fred and Carrie may never run short of Portlandia weirdness, if the full Season 6 trailer is any indication, and that’s fine by us. Surprisingly red-band in its own right, the latest sneak peek for our January premiere sees love flying in every direction, including Candace, Zoe Kravitz, and just plain Fred and Carrie.
Quietly under appreciated through 2014 came the first season of FXX’s Jay Baruchel-fronted Man Seeking Woman, a delightfully absurdist romp through the perils (and penis monsters) of dating. Those extremes aren’t getting any easier to swallow in the Season 2 red-band trailer, in which coal from Santa should be the least of your worries.
Six years in, we’re certainly no stranger to the weirdness of IFC’s Portlandia, but even Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have to admit Season 6 will hit some uncharted territory. The first clip from the new season has arrived, along with some elegant key art of its 2016 premiere, as Fred and Carrie make an unexpected new connection.
Clearly the first article to make this joke, the dream of the ‘90s is officially dead, even in Portland. Or rather, it will be, as Portlandia stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have decided to call it quits on the quirky IFC sketch comedy. Luckily, they gave us a bit of a heads-up.
When Lorne Michaels is producing a movie, it’s probably pretty easy to get a bunch of former and current SNL cast members to show up for cameo appearances. Michaels produced the upcoming indie comedy Staten Island Summer, which the trailer sells as a solid coming of age tale even without all those SNL cameos — though they probably won’t hurt.
HBO has served a few volleys of upcoming tennis mockumentary 7 Days in Hell, following its SXSW debut last year, but with a July 11 premiere fast on the rise, so too is promotion heating up. Watch Jon Snow and Andy Samberg go at it in the full star-studded trailer for HBO’s 7 Days in Hell!
If comedy filmmakers weren’t already jealous of their television brethren, they will be after they watch HBO’s 7 Days in Hell, which uses the cable network’s permissive attitude toward adult material to tell envelope-pushing jokes that no mainstream movie could ever hope to get past the MPAA. 7 Days in Hell is funny enough to play in a multiplex (even if, at 50 minutes, it’s not quite feature length), but its hilariously vulgar jokes would definitely saddle it with a box-office poisoning NC-17 rating. On HBO, though, anything goes, and thank goodness because director Jake Syzmanski and writer Murray Miller were able to produce a mockumentary that giddilypulses with a sense of absolute freedom — freedom from content restrictions and freedom to experiment with weird strains of comedy that would never fly in a mainstream Hollywood film.
A few key members of the SNL cast and crew must love “The Californians” because the much-derided sketch was brought back to life for the show’s star-studded 40th anniversary special. For those of us who have always enjoyed this bizarre sketch (and there are about three of us), it’s a welcome return and we will greedily drink up the angry tears of everyone else.