Jan. 21, 2011
30 min.
IFC TV Network

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"Portlandia" Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and guest stars satirizing such alternative-culture types as the owners of a feminist book store, a bike messenger, a punk-rock couple, and an arty duo obsessed with putting little cut-outs of birds on anything they lay their hands on. Each half-hour episode will consist of interwoven short films, with some characters recurring from week-to-week.

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Fred Armisen is in his ninth season on Saturday Night Live. On SNL, Armisen recently took on the role ...

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Fred Armisen is in his ninth season on Saturday Night Live. On SNL, Armisen recently took on the role of then Democratic Presidential nominee and now U.S. President, Sen. Barack Obama. His impression of New York Governor Paterson has also garnered its fair share of controversy. Other characters include the vaguely European home design enthusiast "Nuni," the Native American comic Billy Smith, the political comedian Nicholas Fehn, and Prince, the often-silent host of the musician's talk show, "The Prince Show." Armisen has also contributed memorable impressions of Larry King, Apple CEO Steve Jobs, and Iranian President Mahmoud Amadinejad in the popular Digital Short "Iran So Far Away."

Armisen has landed on Rolling Stone's "Hot List" as well as twice on Entertainment Weekly's "Must List" (for his performance as a politically incorrect deaf comedian and his witty iTunes playlist). He recently appeared in the feature films Easy A opposite Emma Stone, Confessions of a Shopaholic opposite Isla Fisher, The Rocker opposite Rainn Wilson and The Promotion with John C. Reilly. He has also appeared in the films Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny with Jack Black, The Ex with Zach Braff and Jason Bateman, as well as Eurotrip, and Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

Armisen began his career as a musician in the Chicago-based post-punk band Trenchmouth as well as playing with the Blue Man Group. His transition to comedy came with the 1998 underground short film Fred Armisen's Guide to Music and SXSW which followed him through the Austin, Texas "South By Southwest Music Festival" posing as a music journalist. In 2006, he tried his hand at actual musical journalism, profiling Cat Power for the influential music website Pitchfork.com. He then combined his love for music and comedy by creating the role of drummer Jens Hannemann and releasing an instructional DVD, "Complicated Drumming Technique," in 2007.

He has made guest appearances on NBC's 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation, and the cable comedy shows The Sarah Silverman Show, Human Giant and Tim & Eric, Awesome Show, Great Job! He was also seen in the smash kids show Yo Gabba Gabba on Nickelodeon.

Armisen lives in New York City. His birthday is December 4.

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Season 2, Episode 06
08x03 - No Thank You
Season 8, Episode 03
06x05 - Breaking Up
Season 6, Episode 05
03x02 - Take Back MTV
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