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This ‘Portlandia’ Sketch About Lying on a Date is Absolutely Brilliant

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Ever been on a date, and you just want to know whether or not your date is fibbing? Do we really both like that band? Are you actually really good friends with someone cool? Well, this sketch from Portlandia proposes an answer: a Date Fact Checker, played with perfect haughtiness by comedian Kumail Nanjiani. Spiritually, this sketch is similar to Chappelle’s Show’s Home Stenographer,” but that sketch didn’t have a blink-and-you-miss tinfoil scorpion.