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    Justin Bieber Hosts SNL; Watch the Unaired Non-Bieber Sketch Instead

    Last night’s 'SNL' host was Justin .. . oh, how I wish I could say Timberlake, but No. It was Bieber, set loose among squealing audience members and a flood of predictable Bieber jokes. He wasn’t much as a comic, but he did go along wih a lot of Bieber-Playing-A-Dumb-Guy ske...

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    Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Downton Sixbey’: Lady Hedith’s Answer

    Last night in Part 2 of Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Downton Abbey’ parody, ‘Downton Sixbey,’  Lady Hedith – the incomparable and lovely Fred Armisen --  repsonded to a declaration of love and a marriage proposal from Downton’s heir, Lord Questlove. Their ...

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    Jimmy Fallon Returns to 'Downton Sixbey' (Video)

    Jimmy Fallon calls it 'Downton Sixbey' (in honor of his studio, 6B). I think of it as'Keeping Up With The Granthams' (hoping for the spinoff,' Lady Hedith and the Dowager Take Miami'). But whatever you call it, the 'Late Night' satire is a howling spoof of 'D...

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    7 Things We Learned About the New Season of 'Portlandia' From Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein: 'There have to be stakes'

    “Portlandia,” IFC’s Emmy-nominated sketch comedy series, is nearing the start of its third season, set to premiere on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 10pm. With a league of extraordinary guest stars slated to appear in the new season (including Chloë Sevigny and a returning Kyle Ma...

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    Watch: A 'Portlandia' Preview Sketch Explores Vagina Pillows as a Feminist Bookstore Holiday Gift

    How appropriate are vagina pillows as a holiday gift? In this sketch from the "Portlandia" special "Winter in Portlandia," airing on IFC this Friday, December 14 at 10:30pm, feminist bookstore employees Candace (Fred Armisen) and Toni (Carrie Brownstein) deal with a visit fr...

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    Watch: Fall In Love Across a Meditation Chamber With This Sneak Peek From The New Season of 'Portlandia'

    "Portlandia," IFC's cult favorite sketch comedy series about the particular culture of Portland, Oregon, kicks off its third season on Friday, January 4th at 10pm with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein offering more gentle jabs at hipster/hippie lifestyle choices.

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    Mike Bloomberg, Chris Christie and Some Jersey Hand Gestures (SNL Video)

    I wonder how this will play outside New York and New Jersey, but if you’ve been watching Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s press briefings you know that his sign language interpreter has become a minor celebrity. SNL’s cold open did a brilliant take on Bloomberg and New Jersey Governo...

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    SNL and the Post-Debate Fallout (The Horror, The Horror!)

    It’s a good thing SNL had the presidential debate as fodder, because they absolutely wasted Daniel Craig. And while Jay Pharoah continues to struggle with his Obama impression (why the grimace? Obama doesn’t channel Denzel Washington) the sketches included a very funny, perfectly&nd...

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    SNL's Lost Bond Girls, From Annie Hall to Penny Marshall

    Daniel Craig was game as host of SNL, but he was seriously underused and put into some of the worst-written sketches in recent memory, including an excruciatingly long one in which he was a construction worker with a mangled vocabulary of cat calls. He had better material – but not much m...

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    SNL: Jay Pharoah Takes On Obama, But Sudeikis' Romney Steals the Scene (Video)

    The best SNL political impersonations capture some essential truth about that person’s character, hilariously exaggerated: Darrell Hammond’s gleeful,hound dog Clinton, Will Ferrell’s squinty-eyed doofus W. spouting words like “strategery.” Fred Armisen’s Obam...

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