Fred Armisen Hired as Seth Myers’ ‘Late Night’ Band Leader

Fred Armisen is joining Seth Meyers at Late Night. The Portlandia star and his 8G Band are joining his former Saturday Night Live friend as the band leader for the revamped NBC talker.

“Fred will curate and lead the band, and continue to run it even when he’s off shooting ‘Portlandia,'” Meyers tweeted.

Armisen left Saturday Night Live at the end of the last season but returned for Meyers’ final broadcast in January. A drummer and a guitarist, Armisen was a drummer for the punk rock band Trenchmouth in the late 1980s. He also played background drums for The Blue Man Group in the mid-90s.

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