Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have created a terrific little sketch comedy show with Portlandia. The IFC show (executive produced by Lorne Michaels, because the only way an SNL cast member is allowed to do anything away from the show is if Michaels is involved) is a breath of fresh northwest air. And they made a very savvy choice recruiting Armisen’s SNL castmate Jason Sudeikis for the pilot, casting Sudeikis as successful organic farmer/charismatic cult leader Aliki. And, as usual, Sudeikis lit up the screen.
Unfortunately, video of his scenes aren’t available, but this should give you an idea:
But go watch the sketches that they have posted, and make sure to watch the new episode tomorrow night!