The Gist

Good Night, Portlandia

Carrie Brownstein’s series mocks the region she’s from just gently enough.  

Carrie Brownstein attends a Portlandia retrospective at Kirk Douglas Theatre on June 15 in Culver City, California.

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On The Gist, the Doomsday Clock would be scary if it weren’t so bogus.

In the interview, after years of gently poking fun at Portland, Oregon’s chill-but-not vibe, Portlandia is on its final season. Series co-star Carrie Brownstein unpacks the show’s humor and tells us how a wedding toast kind of doubled as an audition to get the show greenlit.

In the Spiel, Mike awards a Lobstar after an especially lengthy antentwig.

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