Carrie Brownstein

Carrie Brownstein is the co‐creator, co‐writer and co‐star of Portlandia as well as an author and musician. She made her television career debut in 2011 with Portlandia, and in 2012 received an Emmy® nomination in the “Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series” category for her work on the series.

She is a member of the critically acclaimed rock band Sleater‐Kinney. Brownstein was named one of the top female electric guitarists by Elle Magazine and Rolling Stone Magazine lists Sleater‐Kinney’s song “Dig Me Out” – featuring the overdriven riffs of Brownstein – as one of the 50 greatest guitar songs of all time. In 2006, Brownstein earned a spot on Rolling Stone ‘s list of the “25 Most Underrated Guitarists of All‐Time” as their highest‐rated female guitarist of all‐time.

Brownstein’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Believe, Slate and numerous book anthologies on music and culture. She is currently working on a memoir for Riverhead Books.


SF Sketchfest Tribute to Portlandia
Wednesday, January 30th, 8pm, Herbst Theatre