Posted in TV | music | tour dates on January 11, 2012

by Klaus Kinski

photo of Fred via
Fred Armisen

There are many things that have taken up residency at Williamsburg's Union Pool over the years. Jonny Corndawg. Midnight Masses. Reverend Vince Anderson. Delicious tacos. A photo booth. Coke bumps. A convenient ATM. Long restroom lines. Throw up. Sexual desperation. Regret. And most recently, a January residency by the great Endless Boogie. Anyone catch their show on January 5th? How were Complete Faggots? Did they suck?

I am beside myself to report that the next superstar to participate in Union Pool's grand tradition of residencies will be the one, the only, FRED ARMISEN (!) whose second season of Portlandia is currently underway on IFC (It airs Friday at 10/9C). HOLY!

Fred, who also has sold out live Portlandia shows coming up even sooner, will bring his show Fred Armisen's Playlist LIVE to the intimate backroom of Union Pool on three Sundays in February; February 5, February 12, and February 26 (on sale at the link).

Fred Armisen of Saturday Night Live and Portlandia will be performing a special "Fred Armisen's Playlist Live" Residency at Union Pool in Brooklyn on Sundays, February 5, 12 and 26. He recently performed the show at Other Music in New York, performing a selection of covers of his favorite bands like the Clash, Devo, the Stranglers, the Damned, Husker Du and more. During this residency, Fred will also be inviting special guests to join the bill for each show.
Special Guests. It's going to be so great. SO haters... go ahead and hate. More Fred for us! And don't forget, it's easy to be a hater when nobody likes you. Hummus AHOY!

A Nicholas Fehn video, more Portlandia live dates (announced today), and other stuff, below...

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Portlandia live tour:

*UPCOMING SOLD OUT DATES*
Mon, January 16 Echoplex Los Angeles, CA
Tues, January 17 Echoplex Los Angeles, CA
Wed, January 18 The Hideout Chicago, IL
Fri, January 20 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
Sat, January 21 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY

*JUST ADDED DATES- ON SALE THURSDAY*

Sun, February 19 Trocadero Philadelphia, PA
Tickets are available at http://www.thetroc.com/

Mon, February 20 Berklee Performing Arts Center Boston, MA
http://www.berkleebpc.com/

Tues, February 21 9:30 Club Washington DC
Tickets are available at http://www.930.com/

Wed, February 22 Carolina Theatre Durham, NC
http://www.carolinatheatre.org/

Thurs, February 23 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
http://www.variety-playhouse.com/

Fri, February 24 Marathon Music Works Nashville, TN
http://www.marathonmusicworks.com/

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Comments (75)

and let the negative comments begin...for the record I think he is pretty funny. Buy you know that's only my opinion.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 1:47 PM

I used to enjoy Fred Armisen on SNL, no hate, but with all the homoerotic infatuation we're barraged with on BV regarding him I really can't stay neutral any longer.

Enough with the Fred Armisen stuff already. DAMN!

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 1:48 PM

I enjoy Fred Armisen. The douche-ass language in this Klaus post, however, I could do without.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 1:48 PM

He's a wet noodle. Carrie rules though.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 1:49 PM

jeff jensen could never suck live. and, frankly, neither could allison.

complete faggots 4eva!

Posted by jenna | January 11, 2012 1:50 PM

not sure i get this? is he a stellar musician?

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 1:54 PM

"Special Guests. It's going to be so great. SO haters... go ahead and hate. More Fred for us! And don't forget, it's easy to be a hater when nobody likes you. Hummus AHOY!"

this reads exactly like a BV commenter. please keep klaus in check.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 1:54 PM

WORST COMIC EVER.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 1:55 PM

yea klaus, can it. ignoring the haters in the comments is one of the classiest things BV does, learn from it. talking about hummus in your post just makes YOU look stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 1:56 PM

He's simply too ugly and charisma deficient for television.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 1:56 PM

Fred Armisen career is proof that is you are mediocre talent wise, yet don't have personality enough to ruffle any feathers, you can keep working.

Ted Leo follows the same model in the music scene.

BV either has terrible taste, or know what to post to keep the ad revenue rolling in.

Either way, fuck Fred Armisen.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 2:05 PM

best thing about the bottom video: seeing portlandia and steel panther on the same marquis

Posted by brandonmetal | January 11, 2012 2:06 PM

Smug. He was married to Sally Timms? Sally, what were you thinking?

Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2012 2:12 PM

you have to be really really white to find Fred Armisen funny.

You also have to be really really white to listen to Trenchmouth.

Fred Armisen has been sucking for 20+ years.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 2:14 PM

I enjoyed Portlandia until I saw a second episode.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 2:16 PM

Who needs the comments when the BV content itself is so smug and obnoxious?

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 2:22 PM

klaus kinski seems like a douche

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 2:22 PM

portlandia gets much better as the season(s) progresses. if you don't like it, it might be because it's you he's making fun of.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 2:25 PM

We BV commentors should take up a collection and pay $100 to the first person who hits Fred Armisen with a taco at the Union Pool show. I'd be willing to contribute.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 2:27 PM

yeah, hey Klaus, if you updated us about every minute detail of Tim Allen or Jay Leno's life they would probably get hated on too. Unfunny is just unfunny.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 2:28 PM

HEY 2:05 - YOU HAVE HURT PEOPLE'S FEELINGS!
WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU?!

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 2:33 PM

I guarantee that I would still like Fred Armisen if his every move were not chronicled on BV

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 2:38 PM

I have a GREAT fucking idea!

Why doesn't this site get renamed to Brooklyn Vitriol! So much more appropriate, and you can still affectionately refer to it as BV. Winning!

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 2:39 PM

He's grown on me. I can't think of anything I like about him in particular, but I enjoy Portlandia too damned much to not give him credit.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 2:42 PM

Never thought I'd live to see Carrie Brownstein's mug plastered on the side of a NYC bus.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 2:45 PM

you suck Fred!

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 2:45 PM

"SO haters... go ahead and hate. More Fred for us! And don't forget, it's easy to be a hater when nobody likes you. Hummus AHOY!"

hahahah! this should be a disclaimer on every BV post.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 2:46 PM

Klaus Kinski shouldn't bite the hand that feeds. Yo Klaus, no one reads this site for you, Dave & BBG's lame writing and shitty taste (check out BVs Chicago and Austin if you don't believe me). The commenters are the site. Mind your manners.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 2:57 PM

OCCUPY BROOKLYNVEGAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 3:19 PM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 3:22 PM

^It's "whom".

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 3:26 PM

"and let the negative comments begin...for the record I think he is pretty funny. Buy you know that's only my opinion."


Figures, only someone who can't spell would find Fred Armisen and his many shticks funny.


I think I'd rather get diabetes than go to one of his shows.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 3:31 PM

^Good Luck!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 3:44 PM

Game, set, and match go to 2:25.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 3:55 PM

so not funny!

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 4:03 PM

Fred Armisen is famous for being the guy on SNL that's never funny!

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 4:12 PM

censorship is alive and well on bv

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 4:13 PM

"Fred Armisen is famous for being one of the guys on the ever-ongoing era of SNL that's never funny!"


I agree.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 4:41 PM

Valley Stream, represent

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 4:55 PM

i actually like the skit with him and kristen wig as the singing duo who just make shit up as they go, usually good for a few good yucks

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 5:03 PM

what will he be playing? with himself?

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 5:08 PM

Fred Armisen does a good impression of the worst president in history.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 5:08 PM

Fred Armisen does a horrible impression of the best president in history.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 5:15 PM

Obama hates people

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 5:26 PM

If Fred Armisen had a TV show with one of the Dum Dum Girls, she would be the funny one.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 5:27 PM

Fred Armisen and Ted Leo are the two worst people since Hitler.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 5:27 PM

Portlandia staring ugly and uglier.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 5:34 PM

I agree with 2:56, that should be the disclaimer for every BV post.

The commenter that thinks people come here for the comments is quite mistaken. The comments on this website are a problem - I think that as does anyone I know that visits this site. I know many that don't come here because they assume the comments are a reflection of the staff and site owner.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 5:35 PM

BV, come for the music, stay for the comments.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 5:46 PM

Fred Armisen is famous for being the guy on SNL that's never funny!

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 4:12 PM

Who do you find funny on that show then? Fred does a pretty god job of poking fun of caricatures in NYC, the self obsessed indie kids, and quite a few other assorted people.
You didnt find the skit he did with Jim Carrey "a taste of NY" funny?

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 5:55 PM

Hummus ahoy > Chips ahoy

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 7:02 PM

I like turtles

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 10:36 PM

11:00 pm Fred Armisen still not funny.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 11:02 PM

Fred's skits on SNL are usually pretty damn funny.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2012 2:35 AM

fred like Harry Potter

Posted by acne | January 12, 2012 4:11 AM

Fred can be very funny. He's hit and miss, though. His Prince impression was hysterical a few years back. The Nicholas Fehn political humorist sketch went on 2 minutes too long, and shouldn't have been repeated.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2012 4:39 AM

I just want to hate on the guy because he's a dork who gets decent ass. He's already plowed through one of the women on Mad Men, and now he's with Abby Elliot.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2012 4:41 AM

I have to agree with the haters - Fred Armisen's not only not funny, he's an anti-comedian. He's turned being not funny into an art form. A shitty art form.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2012 9:32 AM

@5:55 Kristin Wiig is currently the funniest person on SNL, hands down.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2012 10:02 AM

"Kristin Wiig is currently the funniest person on SNL, hands down."


That Gilly character makes cholera seem funny in comparison.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2012 10:39 AM

Portlandia is so funny. It makes me pee my pants.

But I do have an over active bladder - so sometimes i pee my pants at inappropriate times. but i watch it at my own home and my couch is covered in plastic. so it's ok.

for people who don't have bladder issues, laughing til you pee is kind of great. not kidding

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2012 10:51 AM

Anyone who thinks Kristin Wiig isn't funny is literally an idiot.

youtu.be/wHJ3z8z0O7M

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2012 10:55 AM

president romney

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2012 1:02 PM

this snl skit with kristen is priceless

http://www.shoppingblog.com/blog/1161117

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2012 1:39 PM

Is it because he was bad grandma? Is it because he was a bad boy? LOL

Posted by Rob | January 12, 2012 2:33 PM

I haven't watched SNL since I was like 14. I suppose that it's how dorks spend their Saturday nights though.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2012 6:25 PM

^Exactly. There's no way to watch SNL unless you're a dork who stays home Saturday night. Is there?

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2012 4:22 PM

Fred is a terrible person if you are a woman who dates him.
He lies, cheats, scams.

Posted by Nowau | February 8, 2012 4:25 AM

Nowau,

Focus your attention on you and not hating on Fred. Then, you will find Mr. Right.

Posted by MoveOn.ARGH | February 12, 2012 1:29 PM

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Posted by miniclip | August 30, 2012 10:41 AM

I agree with 2:56, that should be the disclaimer for every BV post.The commenter that thinks people come here for the comments is quite mistaken. The comments on this website are a problem - I think that as does anyone I know that visits this site. I know many that don't come here because they assume the comments are a reflection of the staff and site owner.

Posted by cartoon network arabic | April 3, 2013 6:38 PM

I find it very funny

Posted by Acompanhantes Campinas | April 22, 2013 9:54 PM

I agree with 2:56, that should be the disclaimer for every BV post.

The commenter that thinks people come here for the comments is quite mistaken. The comments on this website are a problem - I think that as does anyone I know that visits this site. I know many that don't come here because they assume the comments are a reflection of the staff and site owner.

Posted by cn arabic | June 20, 2013 9:51 AM

fred rules

Posted by jordon | August 8, 2013 3:14 PM

Fred Armisen is famous for being the guy on SNL that's never funny!

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 4:12 PM

Who do you find funny on that show then? Fred does a pretty god job of poking fun of caricatures in NYC, the self obsessed indie kids, and quite a few other assorted people.
You didnt find the skit he did with Jim Carrey "a taste of NY" funny?

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