Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen Team Up for Comedy Show: Portlandia

August 22, 2010

Her co-frontwoman in Sleater-Kinney, Corin Tucker, may be putting out what sounds like a killer solo record so far, but Carrie Brownstein has more than a few projects up her own sleeve ahead of the inevitable (yeah, I said it) Sleater-Kinney reunion. In addition to scoring feminist art documentary !Women Art Revolution and prepping music from an anticipated new group, Brownstein has teamed up with Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels and IFC for a television adaptation of ThunderAnt, an online sketch comedy series she has shared with SNL cast member (and Jeff Tweedy pal) Fred Armisen for a few years.

The pair also composed music for their new show, dubbed Portlandia, which portrays “the creators’ dreamy and absurd rendering of Portland, Oregon,” including “owners of a feminist book store; a militant bike messenger; an artsy couple who put cut-outs of birds on everything; and a punk rock couple negotiating a ‘safe word’ to help govern their love life.”

In fact, many of said characters have already appeared on ThunderAnt. Check out a host of Armisen-Brownstein videos here, and watch their earlier bookstore sketch (co-starring St. Vincent’s Annie Clark) below:

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