Review + Photos: ID10T Fest

Chris Hardwick (photo: Estefany Gonzalez) Holy festival season Batman! In a world oversaturated with summer festivals, ID10T brought together one of the most diverse festival crowds to date. For its first year, Creator and Host Chris Hardwick combined comics, comedy and live music for a truly unique festival experience. With tickets at around half the cost of other multiple day festivals, the two-day laugh fest offered a little something for everyone. Music lovers got to enjoy songs from legends like Weezer on the main stage, as well as fresh tunes from newer acts like Mothers, an indie-folk band from Athens Georgia. [...]

Interview: Portlandia's Carrie Brownstein dissects the show’s characters

Imagine: Williamsburgia – a community of progressive, ecologically conscious, left-leaning DIY-ers leading kooky lives in a hyper-reality. When Saturday Night Live actor Fred Armisen and Wild Flag and Sleater-Kinney guitarist-vocalist Carrie Brownstein pitched a sketch comedy show about several sets of characters to IFC, they didn’t think the cable network would approve the filming of the show in Portland, Oregon. “From a logistical standpoint, we assumed a television network would want us to shoot in L.A. or New York,” Brownstein said recently. “We wanted to shoot in Portland, but the show wasn’t called Portlandia.” Fans of the Peabody Award-winning series, [...]

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