SNL lifer Fred Armisen’s new show Portlandia is part of a growing movement in the comedy world to turn “hipster” into the next “mime” or “Elvis impersonator.” Lucky for me, I haven’t had enough hipster-skewering comedy yet, even between the mashup videos, webcomics and Tumblr-to-Urban-Outfitters-checkout books. Damn it, those guys look funny and ride bicycles and I want blood.
That’s why I’m glad IFC‘s Portlandia is getting renewed for a second season. I’ll have to respectfully disagree with my Screen Junkies collegue Fred Topel and note that Portlandia is one of my favorite new shows in awhile. It’s a hilarious, silly, thoughtfully written sketch show very much in the tradition of Kids In The Hall, and probably not coincidentally, both shows have some guy named Lorne Michaels in the credits.
Portlandia‘s kind of an exclusive thing, you know? Whatever, you probably haven’t even heard it. All you have to know is that it’s indie and I liked it before anyone else did. Now they’re giving Portlandia a second season and it’ll probably sell out. You know, f*ck that show. I’m gonna go drink PBR’s at my friend Steve’s mustache party.