Currently screening on ABC TV, the second series of Portlandia will be released on DVD by Umbrella Entertainment on August 7th. The hipster sketch comedy show created, written by and starring Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live) and Carrie Brownstein (WILD FLAG, Sleater-Kinney vocalist/guitarist) has become one of the laugh out loud funniest shows anywhere on TV. Already a cult favourite worldwide, the show has almost half a million Facebook followers. (a must to check out – their posts are brilliant).
All your favourites are back plus new some new faces where 90s culture reigns supreme and political correctness is all the rage. Watch Carrie and Fred’s characters develop an unhealthy Battlestar Galactica obsession; get taken hostage by a crazed fan of their cat-themed rock band Cat Nap; hire a babysitter for a layabout husband; laydown the ground rules for other owners at a dog park; redesign Portlandia’s local police force uniforms to improve their image; try to have the Mayor ban the Olympics, celebrate the Feminist Bookstore’s anniversary and try to get a seat at the city’s hottest brunch spot …and that’s only the start!
Season two has a star studded line up of guests including Kyle MacLachlan, Ed Begley Jr., Jeff Goldblum, Penny Marshall, Jack McBrayer, Edward James Olmos, Tim Robbins, Andy Samberg, Eddie Vedder, Joanna Newsom, Johnny Marr, Martina Natratilova, Jack White, Bruce Cockburn, Steve Jones and Kristen Wiig.
DVD extras include commentaries on four episodes from writers Fred, Carrie and writer/director Jonathan Krisel and a Director’s Cut episode on Brunch Village.