Although many know Fred Armisen these days as an actor, writer or comedian, the prolific funnyman enjoyed extensive musical beginnings before venturing into comedy. He played in multiple punk bands in his early years, where his skill as a drummer led him to becoming a background drummer for the Blue Man Group, the bandleader for the house band of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and guest musician with Devo. Known for frequently interlacing his comedic material with live performances, Armisen’s “Comedy For Musicians But Everyone Is Welcome” leans into his musical side. Armisen has plenty of material that will resonate with local musicians, and even if you don’t happen to be one, he always promises a good time. There will also be some wonderful drumming from a prolific professional musician with no shortage of chops.
WHO: Fred Armisen
WHEN: Tuesday, June 14
WHERE: 40 Watt Club
HOW MUCH: $30 (adv.), $35
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