Fred Armisen

IFC’s ‘Documentary Now!’ Crafts Perfect Documentary Parodies — For a Select Audience

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Documentary Now! has a fitting home on IFC, a network where weird comedies tend to hang around forever (Comedy Bang! Bang! is currently in the midst of a 40-episode season), and immense talents both behind and in front of the camera, and it arrives at a time when documentaries are gaining in popularity. But is that enough to build a solid comedy?
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‘Documentary Now!’s’ “Dronez” Is a Deadly Vice Parody You Can Watch Right Now

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IFC has released the second episode of Documentary Now! for free viewing online. A new mockumentary series, the show will take Saturday Night Live alums Fred Armisen and Bill Hader on a satirical tour through every style of documentary imaginable. The series is hosted by Dame Helen Mirren herself, with an intro that makes you think PBS, and while it goes for a veneer of verisimilitude, it has an extremely silly core.
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