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Comedy Central Launches Colossal Clusterfest, feat. Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Burr, Hannibal Buress, Broad City

posted by Oscar February 28, 2017

There’s a new comedy festival this year thanks to the unveiling today of Comedy Central’s Colossal Clusterfest. The TV network has teamed up with Superfly, which brings to the world Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, for its first music festival, and they’re making certain to deliver so many of the biggest names in the industry.

Headlining the inaugural Colossal Clusterfest are Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Bill Burr, and Sarah Silverman (& friends). Some of the other notable comedians include Hannibal Buress, Broad City, Chris Hardwick, Fred Armisen, Reggie Watts, Anthony Jeselnik, Moshe Kasher, 2 Dope Queens, Kyle Kinane, Ron Funches, and Roy Wood Jr. The fest will also feature a music component, with artists like Ice Cube, Tegan and Sara, Chromeo, Vince Staples, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jidenna, and Ty Segall.

Check out the full list in the poster above. There will also be some attractions revolving around iconic shows Seinfeld, South Park, and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.

Colossal Clusterfest will take place June 2-4 at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Continue Reading

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Saturday Night Live with Fred Armisen Pay Tribute to David Bowie

posted by Oscar January 17, 2016

Saturday Night Live paid tribute to David Bowie last night with words from Fred Armisen and consequently sharing clips from Bowie’s 1979 appearance on the show, the very same that Armisen referenced as having a life-changing and everlasting impact on him.

Check out those classic performances of “Boys Keep Swinging,” “TVC-15,” and “The Man Who Sold the World” below. Continue Reading

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Video: Sleater-Kinney and Fred Armisen Do Live Cover of “Rock Lobster”

posted by Oscar December 13, 2015

During another live show, this time at Terminal 5 in NY, Sleater-Kinney are back at it with the sweet covers. At that New York show not only did they cover the B-52’s “Rock Lobster,” but they did so with Carrie Brownstein’s Portlandia co-star Fred Armisen on cowbell.

Check it out above.

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Video: Jenny Lewis – “She’s Not Me” (feat. Fred Armisen, Zosia Mamet, Vanessa Bayer)

posted by Oscar May 27, 2015

Jenny Lewis’ latest video for her song “She’s Not Me” revisits her early days as a child actor, a time during which she appeared on shows like The Golden Girls, Troop Beverly Hills, The Wizard, and Pleasantville. The video recreates her scenes on those shows in the “She’s Not Me” visuals, which not only shows her “reprising” her role from those 80’s shows but it also features appearances from singer-songwriter Feist and comedians/actors Fred Armisen, Zosia Mamet, Vanessa Bayer. The Golden Girls remake is by far the best and most hilarious to see.

Check out the video above.

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Video: Sleater-Kinney – “No Cities To Love” (feat. Fred Armisen, Andy Samberg, Norman Reedus)

posted by Oscar January 17, 2015

For the visuals to No Cities To Love’s title track Sleater-Kinney enlisted an all-star crew of actors, comedians, and musicians to lip-synch the tune.

Among those appearing on the music video are Fred Armisen, Andy Samberg, Vanessa Bayer, Ellen Page, Norman Reedus, Natasha Lyonne, Sarah Silverman, J. Mascis and My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way, among others. Hell, we even get a bit of the band members themselves!

This one’s already in the running for our year-end list for dopest videos. See it above.

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Festival Supreme Lineup 2014 feat. Tenacious D, ‘Workaholics’ Guys, Cheech & Chong, The State

posted by Oscar May 27, 2014

Festival Supreme 2014 Poster

Tenacious D’s now annual festival for musical comedy has announced its 2014 lineup and it’s delivered plenty of big names to get you excited. Some of the big names joining the D at LA’s Sports Arena & Exposition Park on Saturday, Oct. 25 include Metalocalypse, Cheech & Chong, Margaret Cho, and the casts of Workaholics, The State, Drunk History, and Comedy Bang! Bang!.

The lineup is pretty diverse with its inclusion of actual bands like Eagles of Death Metal and The Haden Triplets, as well as straight-up comedy acts like Nick Kroll, T.J. Miller, Kumail Nanjiani, Doug Benson and Eric Andre, among others. Check out the official poster with the full lineup, drawn by Luke McGarry, above.

Tickets for Festival Supreme go on sale Friday May 30th at 12pm (PST) at www.FestivalSupreme.FrontGateTickets.com so get ’em early while they’re still available. For more info: www.FestivalSupreme.com.

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Download: Ian Rubbish and the Bizzaros

posted by Oscar April 30, 2013

Ian Rubbish and the Bizzaros album cover

Earlier this month on the Vince Vaughn-hosted episode of SNL appeared a mockumentary clip for “History of Punk” where they give a look at a Sex Pistols-like fictitious Punk band fronted by Fred Armisen. Ian Rubbish and the Bizzaros, like the Pistols, had a problem with British authority (like the police and the Queen) but the comical twist here was that on top of all of that, Ian Rubbish (played by Armisen) somehow was actually a fan of the infamous “Iron Lady,” the late Margaret Thatcher. The clip tells the story of Rubbish’s fall from grace thanks to his devotion to Thatcher and making music about her, which is basically the opposite of Punk.

The former British Prime Minister passed away this month and SNL played this little tribute to her, which was a whole lot better than how Britain made “Ding Dong! the Witch is Dead” a hit after learning of her death.

See the SNL clip below. Download the EP here: http://www.ianrubbish.co.uk/ Continue Reading

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Fred Armisen-Questlove Drumoff/Fake Album Covers Songs Debuted

posted by Oscar January 3, 2013

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The SNL vet and mastermind behind Portlandia, Fred Armisen, dared to challenge ?uestlove on to a drumoff Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Both guys did some pretty dope riffing before ?uestlove himself gave it up to Armisen to declare him the winner of the drumoff.

See more after the jump… Continue Reading