Fred Armisen is one of the most diversely talented performers working today with credits that run the gamut from acting, producing, and writing in both comedy and music.
Before his career took off as a comedian and actor, Armisen was known for his work as a drummer, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist who performed with the Blue Man Group and his punk band Trenchmouth. His last Netflix comedy special focused on drummers and was titled “Standup for Drummers” , and now he is focusing his attention on us low enders with his upcoming residency at San Francisco’s Sketchfest called “Comedy For Bass Players, but Everyone is Welcome.” The three-night event will feature a special guest bass player who will remain named until the performance.
About Fred: Longtime SNL alum, Fred Armisen is the co-creator, co-writer and co-star of IFC’s “Portlandia” alongside Carrie Brownstein. He received an Emmy® nomination for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series” in 2014 and a nomination for “Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series” in 2012, 2013, and 2014. In 2015, the show received an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Variety Sketch Series.” In 2013, Armisen, along with the other writers, won a Writers Guild Award for “Outstanding Comedy/Variety Series,” they were nominated again in 2014. “Portlandia” received prestigious Peabody Award for excellence in 2011. The critically- acclaimed show recently finished its sixth season, and the seventh season will begin airing next year.
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