Portlandia

Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen’s hipster-skewering/celebrating sketch comedy series Portlandia returns to IFC for its fourth season on 2/27/14, and as usual the guest list is long and impressive. Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme, and TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe are among the many rock stars set to appear this year. Here’s the full list of musicians, writers, actors, and athletes from the press release:

An array of talented guests will visit co-creators and stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein in Portlandia this season: Tunde Adebimpe (TV On The Radio), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live), Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia, Spider-Man), Joshua Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), singer-songwriter k.d. lang, Duff McKagan (Gun N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), Silas Weir Mitchell (Grimm), Michael Nesmith (The Monkees), Mark Proksch (The Office), Maya Rudolph (The Way, Way Back, Bridesmaids), columnist Dan Savage, Nick Swardson (Reno 911!), jazz duo Tuck and Patti, Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) and Olivia Wilde (HER, House). Paul Allen and members of the Portland Trail Blazers also stop by this season.

Returning guests from previous seasons include Ed Begley Jr. (Arrested Development, Pineapple Express), Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Annie Clark (St. Vincent), Jeff Goldblum (The League), Kumail Nanjiani (Newsreaders, Franklin & Bash), Jason Sudeikis (Eastbound & Down, We’re The Millers) and director Gus Van Sant (Promised Land, Milk). Kyle MacLachlan (How I Met Your Mother, The Good Wife) will also be back as Portlandia’s clueless but lovable Mayor.

So, yeah, a lot of cameos and guest spots. I wonder how many of those indie rockers will be playing themselves. Here’s Brownstein and Armisen with the official announcement via Instagram:

Portlandia’s season premiere airs 2/27/14 at 10 PM on IFC.

Comments (3)
  1. Jeff Goldblum is on The League?

    I need to catch up.

  2. i hope this season is better than that shitfest season 3, i mean j mascis as a rando musician playing the quiet music contest and not as a lesbo bookstore chick is just stupid. plus the rest of the season just sucked, not a single lol, nor chuckle or huh, that was kinda funny.

  3. (Ok, obviously an old article, but since a bunch of people, like me, are going to be looking at this again from the link on the Carrie Brownstein update…)

    What on earth is “How I Met Your Mother” and “Good Wife”, and who are these people who associate Kyle McLachlan with anything BUT Twin Peaks?

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