Above Average is part of the Broadway Video family. Broadway Video Television, also part of the Broadway Video family, co-produces Portlandia with IFC. All of this is public knowledge.
Fred Armisen, current cast member of SNL (also a Broadway Video co-production, also public knowledge), has appeared in a couple of Above Average videos. This one and this one. Fred and Carrie Brownstein (costar of Portlandia, public knowledge advocate) wrote a book together. Watch the above video to see what it’s all about!