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Paul Reubens Defends the Right to Be Weird on 'Portlandia'

Portlandia's season 5 finale airs this Thursday, and among the special guests is Paul Reubens, who plays an attorney tasked with defending the rights of weirdos everywhere. Watch the full episode this Thursday at 10:00pm on IFC.

Indie Rock and Standup in Portland with The Thermals' Hutch Harris

Musicians are often thought of as self-serious crybabies, holding their craft to the highest imaginable standards and scoffing at anything that resembles fun. Often, that's not the case, however, as many musicians moonlight with comedic output, and vice versa. From follow-worthy Twitter accounts to viral videos and other projects, we're here to point out some of the most interesting crossovers between the worlds of music and comedy.

With 13 years of experience and six albums for labels like Sub Pop, Kill Rock Stars and Saddle Creek, there's no denying that The Thermals are an established indie rock institution. The Portland trio's blistering, punk-inflected musicianship and politically charged lyrics have made [...]

IFC Renews 'Portlandia' for a Sixth and Seventh Season

IFC has no plans to leave Portland any time soon. The network announced today that Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, and Jonathan Krisel's hit series Portlandia has landed a double-season renewal. "We are so excited to get to do more Portlandia with IFC,” Armisen and Brownstein said in a statement. "Getting to work with Jon and our talented writers and crew, it really is our favorite thing in the world. Also, we get to spend more time in Portland!" For more on Portlandia, check out our interview with Armisen from last month.

'Portlandia's Season 5 Trailer Features Paul Reubens, Jeff Goldblum, Olivia Wilde, and More

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brightcove.createExperiences();Portlandia returns for a fifth season on IFC January 8th at 10:00pm, and the network released the first (and super epic) season trailer today. A ton of guests are slated to show up throughout the season, including a bunch of returning stars (Vanessa Bayer, Jeff Goldblum, Kumail Nanjiani, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Kyle MacLachlan, Ed Begley Jr.) and some newcomers too (Seth Meyers, Matt Groening, Shepard Fairey, Greta Gerwig, Peter Giles, Paul Reubens, Parker Posey, Paul Simon, Brigitte Nielsen, Natasha Lyonne, Anna Gunn, Justin Long, and even Oscar the Grouch).

'Portlandia's Fifth Season to Feature Matt Groening, Jane Lynch, Paul Reubens, and More

Portlandia's fifth season doesn't premiere until next year, but over the past few weeks Carrie Brownstein has been posting some pictures from the set on Instagram that reveal at least a few of the stars set to make guest appearances throughout the season. In addition to Portlandia regular Jeff Goldblum, the revealed guest stars include Orange Is the New Black's Natasha Lyonne, Olivia Wilde, Jane Lynch, Matt Groening, and Paul Reubens. Click through to check out some of Brownstein's sneak peeks from the set.

Vanessa Bayer Barely Survives a Post Office Visit on 'Portlandia'

Here's a sneak peek of tomorrow night's Portlandia featuring SNL's Vanessa Bayer, whose trip to the post office transforms from a casual package pickup to a horrific descent into the dark, secret place where packages are held hostage. Catch the rest of the episode on IFC tomorrow night at 10:00pm.

Doug Becomes a Braggy Male Feminist on This Week's 'Portlandia'

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brightcove.createExperiences();Here's a sneak peek of this week's Portlandia, which follows Claire's stay-at-home husband Doug as he decides to join an all-male feminist support group. Will Doug discover that feminism is his true passion, and more importantly, can he solve it on his own? The episode airs on IFC this Thursday at 10:00pm.

Jane Lynch Guest Stars as a Party Planner on Tonight's 'Portlandia'

Here's a sneak peek of tonight's episode of Portlandia featuring Jane Lynch, who plays a very comprehensive party planner tasked with helping Dave and Kath plan their 4th of July BBQ, shitty punk-style. The full episode airs on IFC tonight at 10:00pm.

Fred and Carrie Go Goth in This 'Portlandia' Season 5 Preview

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// Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's hit IFC show Portlandia returns in January with a ton of great guest stars, but in the meantime the network released this very Halloween-themed sneak peek featuring Fred and Carrie as a death-loving goth couple who set up their wills and super spooky funeral services.

Carrie Brownstein on the Multidimensional Feminism of 'Portlandia'

"The fact that people go to Portland to visit a tiny feminist bookstore—no matter what the impetus is for them getting there—the fact that they go in there and look around and shop for books or stationery or whatever, is a major source of pride for me."

- Carrie Brownstein examines the ways that Portlandia — which is currently filming its fifth season — has celebrated the many facets of feminism in a new interview with Bust.

Paul Simon Answers Some Snobby Fan Questions on This Week's 'Portlandia'

Here's a sneak peek of this week's Portlandia featuring special guest Paul Simon, who fields some fan questions at a Q&A only to get bombarded by the folk music snobbery of Kath and Dave. By the way, Simon is there to promote his new book, the perfectly titled You Can Call Me Paul.

Matt Groening Takes Spyke to Court on Tonight's 'Portlandia'

Here's a sneak peek of tonight's Portlandia featuring special guest Matt Groening, who takes Spyke to court for creating bootleg ska-themed Bart Simpson t-shirts: "I approve of the Bart Sanchez and Bart Pimpson even, but this is the worst pun ever. As the creator of The Simpsons, this makes my eyes hurt." The episode airs on IFC tonight at 10:00pm.

Fred Armisen on the Evolution of 'Portlandia,' 'SNL,' and American Accents

Portlandia's fifth season premiered on IFC earlier this month, and for longtime fans of the show, the newest crop of episodes have been the perfect culmination of four years' worth of exploring the many characters, small businesses, and human idiosyncracies in the magical world of Portland. But Portlandia isn't the only thing that's evolved and changed over the past few years — co-creator and star Fred Armisen has moved from his SNL roots to be the new Late Night band leader and has a brand new IFC show set to debut later this year, so it looks like 2015 will be another busy year for one [...]

Jerry Seinfeld Calls 'Portlandia' "One of the Best Comedies of All Time"

"I'm kind of obsessed with Portlandia right now. I mean, wow, it's just too beyond brilliant. I was just in Portland, and everywhere you go, it’s like, is this a sketch, or is this the real show? … I think that's the best comedy on TV right now, and it's easily one of the best comedies of all time."

- Jerry Seinfeld gives some glowing praise to IFC's Portlandia in a new interview with Vulture.