Portlandia Skit Has Band Using Kickstarter To Fund New Music Video

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein of Portlandia star in “Kickstarter”, a humorous skit in Season 2: Episode 6 where “Jayde from ‘jayde speaks Sevyn’ and director Gahvin Quin make a video plea to help raise money in the name of art.”

What did independent performance art projects, documentaries on obscure rock stars, soon-to-be iconic board games and brilliant cat-oriented straight-to-DVD miniseries do before Kickstarter.com? Luckily we don’t have to imagine a world where true believers in The Adventures of Vampire Kitty and Space Bat can’t micro-finance their favorite comic. The denizens of the world of Portlandia are using Kickstarter, too. In this clip…Carrie Brownstein’s Jayde (you know, from your favorite band “jayde speaks Sevyn”) takes to Kickstarter to help fund her new video. She enlists the help of director Gahvin Quin (Fred Armisen in a delightful wig) to make a video plea to help raise money in the name of art.

Fred Armisen recently spoke with Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler about the skit in this Kickstarter Blog Q&A session.