Fred Armisen becomes bandleader for “Late Night With Seth Meyers”
Portlandia star and former SNL cast member Fred Armisen is going to be the bandleader for Seth Meyers’ new role in Late Night! As most of us (should) know, Jimmy Fallon has taken over The Tonight Show, leaving his spot in Late Night open for Seth Meyers to slide into. Since Jimmy Fallon’s backup band, The Roots, are moving with him, Seth Meyers named SNL buddy, Fred Armisen, as his bandleader. Fred Armisen’s group, 8G Band, includes Eli Janney of Girls Against Boys, Kim Thompson of Beyoncé’s band, and Seth Jabour and Syd Butler of Les Savy Fav. This is going to be good.