Seth Meyers' Late Night Bandleader: Fred Armisen

Fellow 'SNL' alum will lead 8G Band
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2014 9:21 AM CST

(Newser) – Seth Meyers will have an undeniably cool bandleader when he starts hosting Late Night: His fellow Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen. Armisen, who currently stars on Portlandia, is also a drummer and guitarist, and will be leading the 8G Band. Armisen has previously drummed for a punk rock band and the Blue Man Group, and has performed music on Portlandia and with his co-creator and co-star, Carrie Brownstein, while promoting the show, according to the Hollywood Reporter. "Fred will curate and lead the band, and continue to run it even when he's off shooting Portlandia," Meyers tweeted. Meyers debuts as host on Feb. 24, the Los Angeles Times reports. (Read more Fred Armisen stories.)

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