Fred Armisen

Fred Armisen tour 2019 supplied
Photograph: David Moir

Time Out says

The SNL and Portlandia star is touring Australia for the first time

Long before Fred Armisen forged a career as one of Hollywood's most distinctively talented deadpan comic actors and writers, he was a gigging musician, drumming for Chicago punk act Trenchmouth and even occasionally for the Blue Man Group. Now we know him for his appearances on Saturday Night Live, Portlandia and 30 Rock, as well as his memorable spots in Anchorman and Zoolander 2.

Last year he combined his passions in his Netflix special, Stand-up for Drummers, which saw him perform music-adjacent comedy for an audience full of drummers. The show he's bringing to Australia builds on the special, but the title makes it clear that you don't need any musical talent to get into it: Comedy For Musicians but Everyone is Welcome.

Expect Armisen to pull out some character bits, rhythmic comedy and pithy observations on the lives and works of musos as he leads his audience through an eclectically funny show.


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