Tag Archives: sketch comedy

“Portlandia” – “Little Britain” for Americans

Since Time Warner switched our cable channels, I got to DVR PORTLANDIA, Fred Armison’s show on IFC. It’s kind of a riot. As a sketch comedy, it’s most closely related to Matt Lucas and David Walliams’ LITTLE BRITAIN, but without the nasty (and sometimes stomach-churning) edge.

I wasn’t sure what to expect, at first, but between Aimee Mann’s appearance as a version of herself forced to work as a housekeeper for two obnoxious hipster/yuppies and a Japanese-themed sketch that involved two raver-looking Japanese girls (I can’t remember the name of the subculture at the moment but may look it up and amend later), I’m definitely a fan.