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Maryland Is Sketch Comedy's Next Target

Sep 2, 2015

Credit Emily Eaglin and Ivan Figgs

Oregon has Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein of the IFC hit Portlandia, a series that spoofs the ways of that Pacific Northwest city. Now Maryland has Emily Eaglin, Ivan Figgs and their new show Marylandia.

They’re two student filmmakers from UMBC, University of Maryland Baltimore County who won a Linehan summer research grant to create the community-focused, sketch comedy web series, Marylandia. The web series looks at social justice issues like police brutality and transgender rights with a comic edge in the vein of Key and Peele, Saturday Night Live, and, of course, the series that inspired it, Portlandia. The creators, both rising juniors, join Sheilah in the studio. The first three episodes can be seen on the YouTube channel “Emily-On-Wishes.”