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25 Fascinating Facts You Never Knew About Fred Armisen

Who is Fred Armisen? Well, he's definitely not President Barack Obama, but he has played him. He’s the irrepressible Fericito. He’s Garth to Kristen Wiig’s Kat. He’s Elisabeth Moss’s “terrible” ex-husband. He’s one of the nicest guys around, according to Lorne Michaels. He’s Bill Hader's best friend and frequent collaborator. But who is this guy, really

Just about every Fred Armisen biography covers his love and talent for drumming and playing music. He played with punk band Trenchmouth and then went on to play in Blue Man Group in Chicago. He creates all sorts of musical projects, from leading the house band on Late Night with Seth Meyers to filling out the other half of the duo Blue Jean Committee with Bill Hader. He’ll even pop up with Hader, Taran Killam, and Jason Sudeikis as Ian Rubbish and the Bizarros. 

Amassed here is a collection of Fred Armisen stories, videos, and behind-the-scenes goodies. Sit back and enjoy some interesting facts about Armisen that may shed some light on who the comedian really is. 

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