Louis C.K. Has Awkward Dinner With 'Fred' and 'Carrie' on 'Portlandia' - Rolling Stone
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Louis C.K. Has Awkward Dinner With ‘Fred’ and ‘Carrie’ on ‘Portlandia’

Comedian plays himself during appearance on IFC series

Louis C.K.‘s earnest attempt to make “connections as human beings” results in a awkward dinner on the next episode of Portlandia as the comedian, playing himself, encounters Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and other denizens of the IFC series. In a preview from the March 3rd episode, C.K. tries to have a simple meal with “Fred” and “Carrie,” but it’s marred by Fred’s attempts to turn every piece of conversation into a comedy routine.

“Where are the damn piano teachers?” Fred asks, trying to do a bit. “Here’s the thing: The point of comedy is you ask a question, the people go, ‘Yeah, I’m not sure about that.’ You can’t just ask a question,” C.K. tells him. “‘How long is a meter compared to a yard?’ That’s not a joke.”

In another scene from the C.K.-featuring Portlandia episode, “Fred” and “Carrie” force the comedian into hanging out with them after they discover C.K. canceled a Portland comedy show over a “fake” family emergency. As The Oregonian notes from when the episode filmed in September, C.K.’s Horace and Pete co-star Steve Buscemi helmed this Portlandia episode.


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