A Man Of Many Talents: The Musical Stylings Of Fred Armisen


With comedic actor Fred Armisen taking on the role of bandleader for Seth Meyers’ Late Night show, many fans of the Portlandia star get to remember that he’s quite a pretty versatile musician. He actually played in various bands before ramping up his acting career, and as we can tell, the music has never really left him. In the video above, watch him show VH1 some vocal love with Portlandia co-star Carrie Brownstein.

During his run on Saturday Night Live, Fred took plenty of opportunities to strum guitars, run his fingers across keyboards, and comedically flex his vocal pipes. He managed to star in some of the quirkiest sketches that allowed him to blend all facets of his stage presence, and took that same magic over to Portlandia. In the clip below, watch him engage in a `90s quiz with Carrie, you know, since the dream of that decade is still alive in Portland.

But don’t just take our word for it. Take a look through the SNL and Portlandia clips in the subsequent webpages to see just how hard Fred Armisen really rocks!

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