Portlandia Adds Juliette Lewis, Matt Lucas, Patton Oswalt And Others To Guest Star In Season 3

Part of the fun of IFC's sketch comedy series Portlandia is spotting the occasional guest star who might stop by the quirky town for a bit. We already knew that Chloe Sevigny is set to appear in the series' third season, and here's hoping she has more fun in Portland than Sevigny's character had in Briarcliff on American Horror Story: Asylum, right? Sevigny's not the only guest star set to appear this season. A whole host of other celebrities are lined up to join Portlandia stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein in Season 3.

EW shared the news today that Season 3 of Portlandia, which debuts early next year, will including appearances by Roseanne Barr, Juliette L, Lewis, Patton Oswalt, Rose Byrne, George Wendt, Bill Hader, Bobby Moynihan, Jim Gaffigan, Matt Berry, Matt Lucas, J. Mascis, Dirty Projectors and Martina Navratilova. And set to return for Season 3 are Kyle MacLachlan, Jeff Goldblum and Kumail Nanjiani.

These are some great guest stars! From SNL players Moynihan and Hader to stand-up comedians Gaffigan and Oswalt, to celebrated funny women like Lewis, Barr and Byrne, there's no shortage of familiar faces. Matt Lucas is also a great get for the show. The actor's talent has been demonstrated on the British TV series Little Britain and in his small but memorable role in Bridesmaids. And if you caught the 25th Anniversary Concert of Les Miserables then you saw him play the role of Thenardier, showing off his theatrical and musical talent in the comedic part. In short, he's great. Can't wait to see who he's playing in Portlandia. That goes for the rest of the added guest stars.

Portlandia returns for Season 3 on January 4 at 10:00 p.m. And those who just can't wait that long can tune in for a special pre-season episode set to air on December 14 at 10:30 p.m. on IFC.

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