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Fred Armisen Narrates 'If You Give a Mouse an iPhone' For the Book Trailer - Posted October 27, 2014
Blue Rider Press has unveiled a book trailer for Ann Droyd's If You Give a Mouse an iPhone: A Cautionary Tail. This project parodies Laura Numeroff's beloved picture book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Comedic actor and Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen lends his voice and serves as the... [GalleyCat]

Starworks Group Rocks the Vote with Lil Jon in 'Turn Out for What' - Posted October 10, 2014
Starworks Group enlisted the aid of Lil Jon, Whoopi Goldberg, Lena Dunham, F... [AgencySpy]

W+K NY Taps Fred Armisen in Latest for Heineken - Posted July 23, 2014
You can hardly blame people for not wanting to participate in Heineken's latest "social experiment" for the brand's "Routine Interruptions" campaign. The spot, by W+K New York, sees Fred Armisen anonymously call a payphone and ask whoever picks up to come across the street. Of the thousands called, only five... [AgencySpy]

Fred Armisen Jangles NYC Payphone - Posted July 21, 2014
As you might expect, when Late Night band leader Fred Armisen - on behalf of Heineken - started calling a New York City payphone and anonymously inviting those who answered to "come across the street," only a few agreed. Per E.J. Schultz's ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Fred Armisen Jangles NYC Payphone - Posted July 21, 2014
As you might expect, when Late Night band leader Fred Armisen - on behalf of Heineken - started calling a New York City payphone and anonymously inviting those who answered to "come across the street," only a few agreed. Per E.J. Schultz's ... [FishbowlNY]

McSweeney's Publishes Portlandia Activity Book - Posted February 27, 2014
McSweeney's has just published an activity book inspired by the popular television series Portlandia. The show's creators Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein... [GalleyCat]

Fred Armisen Deadpans His Way to Instant Late Night Approval - Posted February 27, 2014
Without a doubt, the highlight of the first few Late Night with Seth Meyers broadcasts has been the host's post-monologue banter with band leader Fred Armisen. That's not to say Meyers is stumbling. Relatively speaking, especially when compared to Conan's rocky start so many years ago, Stefon's Significant Other is ably... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Fred Armisen Deadpans His Way to Instant Late Night Approval - Posted February 27, 2014
Without a doubt, the highlight of the first few Late Night with Seth Meyers broadcasts has been the host's post-monologue banter with band leader Fred Armisen. That's not to say Meyers is stumbling. Relatively speaking, especially when compared to Conan's rocky start so many years ago, Stefon's Significant Other is ably... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Armisen Joins Late Night | CNN Hires Smerconish | Barnes & Noble Cuts Staff - Posted February 11, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Armisen Joins Late Night | CNN Hires Smerconish | Barnes & Noble Cuts Staff - Posted February 11, 2014
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'Portlandia' One of Super Bowl's Biggest Social Winners - Posted February 6, 2014
The football game might have been an overwhelming bore, but IFC's quirky sketch comedy "Portlandia" had itself a ball on Super Bowl Sunday in the social media arena: its Twitter account jumped 16,000 followers during the game. How did they do it? Adweek ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

'Portlandia' One of Super Bowl's Biggest Social Winners - Posted February 6, 2014
The football game might have been an overwhelming bore, but IFC's quirky sketch comedy "Portlandia" had itself a ball on Super Bowl Sunday in the social media arena: its Twitter account jumped 16,000 followers during the game. How did they do it? Adweek ... [Lost Remote]

Fred Armisen Hugs Bruce Willis for Honda, RPA - Posted February 3, 2014
Since few would argue that the commercials were more interesting than the game last night, chances are you saw RPA's "Hugfest" spot, featuring Bruce Willis and SNL-alum/Portlandia star Fred Armisen. The simple, strai... [AgencySpy]

Fred Armisen Is MOCAtv's Ambiance Man - Posted December 24, 2013
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...Fred Armisen dressed like Beau Brummel and helping people to overcome awkward situations. Don't be confused by the period dress or 1990s-Canadian-sitcom-level production values, this modern-day superhero is Ambiance Man, a new series created by artist Alix Lambert for MOCAtv, ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Did Jay Pharoah Just Have a Breakout Night? - Posted November 4, 2013
It sure feels that way. And we're not referring to the Saturday Night Live performer's appearance as President Obama in the cold-open with Kerry Washington. His impression is serviceable and certainly a merciful relief from Fred Armisen... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Did Jay Pharoah Just Have a Breakout Night? - Posted November 4, 2013
It sure feels that way. And we're not referring to the Saturday Night Live performer's appearance as President Obama in the cold-open with Kerry Washington. His impression is serviceable and certainly a merciful relief from Fred Armisen... [FishbowlNY]

East Coast Media Figures Reveal Favorite LA Haunts - Posted July 5, 2013
New York freelance writer and journalist Jeryl Brunner recently book ended her fall 2011 release My City, My New York with a west coast-focused second tome. Among the many fun little snippets in ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

East Coast Media Figures Reveal Favorite LA Haunts - Posted July 5, 2013
New York freelance writer and journalist Jeryl Brunner recently book ended her fall 2011 release My City, My New York with a west coast-focused second tome. Among the many fun little snippets in ... [FishbowlNY]

SNL Makes the Public Laugh about Google Glass - Posted May 6, 2013
The hype around the release of Google Glass has been excruciating for much of the public. From bazillionaire Sergey Brin being "accidentally" spotte... [PRNewser]

An interview with Team Coco GM John Wooden about Occupy Conan - Posted February 17, 2013
Last month ... [Lost Remote]

Portland Mayoral Candidate Releases 'Portlandia'-Themed Political Ad - Posted April 20, 2012
From Portland-based prodco Mmmmm Society comes "Put a Job On It," a new polit... [AgencySpy]

Carrie Brownstein Lands Deal for a Memoir - Posted April 2, 2012
Sleater-Kinney co-founder and Portlandia star Carrie Brownstein has inked a book deal with Riverhead Books. According to the publisher, the book will tell the story of "her life in music, from ardent fan to pioneering female guitarist to comedic performer and luminary of the independent rock worl... [GalleyCat]

Grand Central To Publish Portlandia Guide Book - Posted February 9, 2012
Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, the creators and stars of the IFC's Portlandia, are writing a travel guide to the television show that is due out this fall. Portlandia: A Guide for Visitors will look like any other guidebook wi... [GalleyCat]

Amazon Studios Adds Celebrity Voiceovers - Posted August 16, 2011
Quietly, Amazon Studios has been rewriting the rules of screenplay competitions. They have introduced a lot of innovative elements to the process, including the ability of competitors to voice a scene from their script. To publicize that element of the operation, Amazon recently went ahead and ... [FishbowlLA]

SNL's 'Obama': 'Let me be clear. Glenn Beck has no idea what he's talking about.' - Posted November 14, 2010
At the beginning of last night's "Saturday Night Live," Chinese president Hu Jintao, (Bill Hader) accused President Barack Obama (Fred Armisen) of spending $200 million a day on his trip through Asia. "Jintao" told "Obama" that he heard it from Glenn Beck, prompting "Obama" to say: "Again, let me be clear.... [TVNewser]

Funny or Die: POTUS Takes on SCOTUS Decision - Posted January 26, 2010
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Larry King (the SNL version) Assembles Late Night Summit - Posted January 17, 2010
Saturday Night Live's cold open sketch last night was a Larry King (played by Fred Armisen) late night summit featuring Jay Leno (Darrell Hammond), Conan O'Brien (Bill Hader) and David Letterman (... [TVNewser]

Fred Armisen Gets an Intervention Intervention - Posted August 7, 2009
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Afternoon Round-Up - Posted July 6, 2009
• Kal Penn has finally arrived to work in DC. WaPo's Reliable Source reports today was the former "House" actor's first day on the job as an associate director in the White House's Office of Public Engagement. • Former embed reporters ... [FishbowlDC]

Affleck as Olbermann: "It is the Fear and the Tyranny Up With Which We Dare No Longer Put" - Posted November 2, 2008
So, the Keith Olbermann skit made it into the live edition of SNL last night. Ben Affleck, who's been a guest on Countdown, played Olbermann to the extreme, and that's not easy to do. We were particularly fond of ... [TVNewser]

Richard Wolffe Gets The SNL Treatment - Posted November 2, 2008
...or as Ben Affleck Keith Olbermann calls him, "Sen. McCain's butt boy." Fred Armisen nails the impersonation, including Wolffe's trademark (and oh so petite) "Hi Keith..." (sort of political pun... [FishbowlDC]

A New "Magic Wall" Player — SNL - Posted October 24, 2008
CNN's John King and FNC's Bill Hemmer need to step up their "Magic Wall" game — Fred Armisen is rea... [TVNewser]

Couric, Palin, and Bush: Everybody's Talking About the Economy - Posted September 26, 2008
So there may or may not be a debate tonight. Or Barack Obama may debate himself (calling Fred Armisen!). Or do a townhall. Or do a Q&A with Jim Leher. At this point we've given up predicting what the world might look like by noon today let... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Couric, Palin, and Bush: Everybody's Talking About the Economy - Posted September 26, 2008
So there may or may not be a debate tonight. Or Barack Obama may debate himself (calling Fred Armisen!). Or do a townhall. Or do a Q&A with Jim Leher. At this point we've given up predicting what the world might look like by noon today let... [FishbowlNY]

Laughing it Up With 23/6 - Posted August 27, 2008
23/6 the Huffington Post off-shoot that of late has been giving the Onion a run for its money, hosted a comedy hour upstairs at the Big Tent following Hillary Clinton's keynote address last night. Featured performers included Portfolio's ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Laughing it Up With 23/6 - Posted August 27, 2008
23/6 the Huffington Post off-shoot that of late has been giving the Onion a run for its money, hosted a comedy hour upstairs at the Big Tent following Hillary Clinton's keynote address last night. Featured performers included Portfolio's ... [FishbowlNY]

Scenes From Today's HuffPo Luncheon - Posted August 26, 2008
Arianna Huffington and panel host Charlie Rose. WaPo's ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Scenes From Today's HuffPo Luncheon - Posted August 26, 2008
Arianna Huffington and panel host Charlie Rose. WaPo's ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 08.20.08 - Posted August 20, 2008
Good morning Washington. A little college tear drops in memory of Leroi Moore. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

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