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Fred Armisen to lead ‘Late Night’ band on NBC

Fred Armisen to lead ‘Late Night’ band on NBC
February 11
05:30 2014
FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2013 file photo, actor Fred Armisen arrives at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif.  Seth Meyers says former comedy colleague Fred Armisen will lead the band when he takes over NBCís ìLate Night.î Meyers tweeted Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, that his former ìSaturday Night Liveî castmate will ìcurate and leadî the band, running it even while away shooting ìPortlandia,î Armisenís IFC comedy series. NBC confirmed the news. Armisen is best known as a comic performer from ìPortlandiaî and his decade at ìSNL.î But he began show business as a drummer, principally for the punk-rock band Trenchmouth in the 1990s. He will handle vocals and guitar for ìLate Nightísî 8G Band.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

FILE – In this Feb. 23, 2013 file photo, actor Fred Armisen arrives at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Seth Meyers says former comedy colleague Fred Armisen will lead the band when he takes over NBCís ìLate Night.î Meyers tweeted Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, that his former ìSaturday Night Liveî castmate will ìcurate and leadî the band, running it even while away shooting ìPortlandia,î Armisenís IFC comedy series. NBC confirmed the news. Armisen is best known as a comic performer from ìPortlandiaî and his decade at ìSNL.î But he began show business as a drummer, principally for the punk-rock band Trenchmouth in the 1990s. He will handle vocals and guitar for ìLate Nightísî 8G Band. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

By Patrick Kevin Day
Los Angeles Times via McClatchy-Tribune

With two weeks to go before Seth Meyers’ “Late Night” premieres on NBC, the new talk show host has revealed his old “Saturday Night Live” colleague Fred Armisen will be joining him as bandleader.

On Monday, Meyers tweeted a first look at the new band, the 8G Band, with its leader, Armisen. Yes, the photo is slightly out of focus. Maybe it was an artistic choice?

Meyers wrote, “Fred will curate and lead the band, and continue to run it even when he’s off shooting Portlandia.”
Armisen and Meyers both appeared on “Saturday Night Live” before Armisen left the show at the end of last season. The comedian-musician returned to join Meyers on his final “SNL” on Feb. 1.

The fourth season of Armisen’s sketch comedy series “Portlandia” will begin airing on IFC on Feb. 27.
Meyers’ reign on “Late Night” begins Feb. 24 and his first guest will be another former “SNL” colleague, Amy Poehler.

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