Fred Armisen Tells Jokes Only Musicians Will Understand - CONAN on TBS

  • Published on Sep 20, 2018
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  • Chris Ducat
    Chris Ducat 5 hours ago

    I just love that Fred is wiling to try anything, no matter who laughs :-) that's why Portlandia is so doesn't try to "find its audience"...the audience finds it.

  • Tex Avery
    Tex Avery Day ago

    I wonder how fred got a gig in snl ..the guy aint even funny

    METALOZON Day ago

    I remember dropping my picks into the acoustic guitar and then trying to get it out. Maybe that's why I switched to an electric one.

  • etrius24
    etrius24 Day ago

    Fred can pull this off because he has been everywhere... He has seen everything and there is no instrument he cannot play.

  • Ellie E
    Ellie E Day ago

    That was not funny

  • Brandon Bourdo
    Brandon Bourdo 2 days ago

    Conan looks like hes holding back diarrhea

  • SM B
    SM B 2 days ago

    Not funny

    • Logan Meyers
      Logan Meyers 22 hours ago

      funny is subjective

    • SM B
      SM B 2 days ago

      I am a drummer guess I’m just dead inside

    • GeniusLad32
      GeniusLad32 2 days ago

      Then you're not a drummer

  • gil wood
    gil wood 2 days ago


  • gil wood
    gil wood 2 days ago

    Hes so right !!!

  • gil wood
    gil wood 2 days ago

    Guitarists are no better !

  • Bobby
    Bobby 3 days ago

    I thought the guitar one was gonna be "Anyway here's Wonderwall"

  • Gaylord damnitmarty
    Gaylord damnitmarty 3 days ago

    How was the secound one even a joke? That was just a statement about an inconvenient occurrence

  • T S
    T S 3 days ago

    The big applause was when he stopped playing.

  • Joshua Laird
    Joshua Laird 3 days ago

    YES! He’s totally right. I hear that bumpa bumpa blues riff. I’m leaving

  • Evan
    Evan 4 days ago

    1:07 duuuudddeee that laugh is so fake

  • Eva ten Cate
    Eva ten Cate 5 days ago +1

    Is that Mlepclaynos from Brooklyn 99?

  • swamp thing
    swamp thing 5 days ago

    if i was conan i would prosecute fred armisen for these jokes

  • x0lct
    x0lct 5 days ago

    No fun at all

  • Jacob Austin-Sides
    Jacob Austin-Sides 5 days ago

    they aren't really traditional jokes but i can see how they could be funny

  • Justin Scalise
    Justin Scalise 5 days ago

    Not funny.

  • Ivy Hoss
    Ivy Hoss 6 days ago

    I love how deliberate Armisen is with his comedy. He takes his time with each of his jokes like they're precious to him

  • Up Dog
    Up Dog 6 days ago

    That’s all I want. Thank you very much, that’s it.

  • Mc Katana
    Mc Katana 6 days ago

    “Its funny because it seems like it’s not funny, and that’s what makes it funny, although I didn’t laugh, I just nodded knowingly and made an approving noise” ~ hipsters.

  • Baron von Quiply
    Baron von Quiply 6 days ago

    03:26 HEY! I love 9ths...

  • sly bandicoop
    sly bandicoop 6 days ago

    this isn’t funny

  • Toadster
    Toadster 7 days ago +1

    A lot of bands have intense names, like "Rigor Mortis" or "Mortuary". We weren't that intense, we called ourselves "Injured". Later on we changed it to "Acapella" when we were walking out of the pawn shop. --Mitch Hedberg

  • cocopopsbrahhh
    cocopopsbrahhh 7 days ago

    hey i know you, you’re mlipnos!

  • Al Paterson
    Al Paterson 7 days ago

    FEBRUARY 11 2019 - Disbelief at the lack of talent here - could not not watch this vid to the end - what has happened to music and entertainment in general ... is this really it? .... they did mention "only musicians would understand" ... got fucked again hard by click-bait again ............. I'm almost ready to give up on media

  • Mark Lowney
    Mark Lowney 7 days ago

    One GOD

  • MrHarry
    MrHarry 8 days ago

    here comes a long song haha..

  • ZEGO24x
    ZEGO24x 8 days ago

    I hope that dude is a good musician, because he is a lousy comedian...

  • Slime Squad
    Slime Squad 9 days ago

    Dude, if this is all you have to do to make an audience go nuts..... i could do great things on Conan’s show compared to this.

  • David R
    David R 9 days ago

    What's the difference between a drummer and a drum machine? ....You only have to punch the information into a drum machine once....😊

  • 2clinks
    2clinks 10 days ago

    I've literally bought hundreds of picks in the last 40 years.... right now I have 4

  • Ryan Medd
    Ryan Medd 10 days ago +1


  • dtreeguy
    dtreeguy 10 days ago

    Whatta ya got against suspended ninths? Dems fightin words...

  • Telsonater
    Telsonater 11 days ago

    False advertising. The title said “musicians” not drummers.

  • Brendon_Scott
    Brendon_Scott 11 days ago

    This isn't even funny

  • Alex Fischer
    Alex Fischer 11 days ago

    -what did the mezzo forte say to the coda?
    -ossia later hahahahahahahahaha

  • Zypher Zolei
    Zypher Zolei 11 days ago

    I swear I put my pick on a table, walk away and when I come back it's gone -_-'.

  • Bakesy jk
    Bakesy jk 11 days ago +1

    I got the drum jokes, I’m not a drummer (I play guitar)...didn’t find it funny lol

  • Crapbeard The Bassist
    Crapbeard The Bassist 11 days ago +1

    Ok TVclip I finally watched it, and it wasn't that funny. Get off my feed.

  • Thrasher987
    Thrasher987 12 days ago

    This guy is the antithesis of funny.

  • OFR
    OFR 12 days ago +1

    Wait!? You said musicians and then you started talking about drummers??

  • Brianne Holben
    Brianne Holben 13 days ago

    Fred Armisen is such a one man band and he is so good at it. I love it!

  • Danny M.
    Danny M. 13 days ago

    Saying "only musicians will understand" is not an excuse for not being funny

  • Pete Peterkin
    Pete Peterkin 13 days ago

    Great job Fred// Took me back to Steve Martin's heyday!!!

  • Radio Illuminati
    Radio Illuminati 13 days ago +1

    Conan reminds me 3:31 of Bill O'Reilly: "We do it LIVE'!"

  • cure969
    cure969 14 days ago

    he got me with jingle bells

  • phaelax
    phaelax 14 days ago

    The best part was the end, when he stopped talking.

  • Viddy
    Viddy 14 days ago

    I feel like he might be going for anti-comedy with this but it's not really awkward enough for it to hit. Or he could just be actually awkward...I'm not one to talk if that's the case.

  • Conner O'Neill
    Conner O'Neill 15 days ago +1

    Ugh. So not funny

  • Sproket_
    Sproket_ 15 days ago


  • Drew
    Drew 16 days ago +2

    The title brought me, a woodwind player, here. I was disappointed.

  • The Imp
    The Imp 17 days ago

    I do not ever find him funny.

  • Daniel Malone
    Daniel Malone 17 days ago

    Its so obvious he is talking about the Edge. What that poor man has to go through each show,he has the patience of a Saint.

  • Avocado Joe
    Avocado Joe 18 days ago

    How is this funny?

  • Gwyn Pasterchek
    Gwyn Pasterchek 18 days ago

    That drummer in Conan's band looks like he uses spray on hair.

  • Joe Bland
    Joe Bland 19 days ago

    That Fred dude SUCKS THE BAG!

  • Lendjr
    Lendjr 19 days ago

    Ever heard about Jared Dines?

  • Monosetopia
    Monosetopia 19 days ago

    Yesterday I found my long lost guitar pick in the bathroom and just as i was trying to pick it up, it went down the drain!

  • Brian Hariot
    Brian Hariot 19 days ago

    team coco - sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • albert20001000
    albert20001000 19 days ago

    I didn't really like how hw bashed the blues because some of the great blues songs are very short.

  • WhoopsyDa1sy _
    WhoopsyDa1sy _ 19 days ago

    It's Mlipnos from Brooklyn Nine-Nine

  • Master Mogolini
    Master Mogolini 19 days ago

    Only 90s kids will understand

  • GrantBrenner
    GrantBrenner 19 days ago

    He's making fun of these kinds of jokes by pointing out how lame they are.

  • Devon Offutt
    Devon Offutt 19 days ago +1

    These don't really seem like funny jokes, as much as they seem like simply observations or imitations. Kinda like the 'so whaaaaats the deal with airline food' bit. Maybe a polite chuckle at most, but not something that really amuses you.

    (here's a joke)
    What's worse than ten dead babies in a trashcan? One dead baby in ten trashcans.

  • LumpySpaceBrotha
    LumpySpaceBrotha 20 days ago

    2:47 literally the exact type of music conan plays. thats why he didnt laugh

  • ThatCommenterGuy
    ThatCommenterGuy 20 days ago +2

    This is the guitar.
    *IQ rate increases*

  • 惡
     20 days ago

    Melipnos Sucks

  • Jason Skywalker
    Jason Skywalker 20 days ago

    Not funny on all counts... 🤷

  • tender meat
    tender meat 20 days ago +1

    I'm the only one who thinks this isn't funny

  • Jake Prank
    Jake Prank 21 day ago

    i feel like this would be funnier if he had a better approach

  • Jan Karlsson
    Jan Karlsson 21 day ago

    Yes, yes, but what glasses is Fred wearing?

  • Lobatis
    Lobatis 21 day ago

    Last words of a drummer before he's thrown out of the band? "hey guys i wrote a song"

  • john king
    john king 21 day ago

    There should be more dislikes for this very unfunny clip....?!

  • Troy Stephens • artist

    Armisen is hilarious.

  • Joe Congdon
    Joe Congdon 21 day ago

    How about, I hate how tight my G string gets when I'm on stage.

  • Will Hersey
    Will Hersey 21 day ago +2

    Was that john Denver's guitar?

  • Joe Masters
    Joe Masters 21 day ago

    Fred Armisen ROCKS!!

  • Elad Lavi Music
    Elad Lavi Music 21 day ago

    *Its funny(to me) that people think that if they find something funny or not funny they're own subjective reaction is FACTUALLY right..*
    Add to that the giant amount of people who disagree with them,how could you disregard a comedian that his sense of humor is understood by millions?
    Its all subjective,when you understand the context of the joke you laugh,and everyone sometimes understand and sometimes don't and its all just your fault not the other people who got it
    Its always better to find something funny than not,you're not smarter because you dont find the humor in something,the humor in life is a beautiful thing to notice,and the wiser and happier you are the more you notice it :)
    You don't need to try hard to find the humor in jokes you dont like,listen to comedian you like,everyone has different a sense of humor just dont attack people for having a different one the same way you wouldn't want to be attacked :)

  • WolfClanRepubic
    WolfClanRepubic 21 day ago

    The dude just pulls out an sj-200 like it’s nothing

  • olutayo itayemi
    olutayo itayemi 21 day ago

    i love the guitar player part. the guitarist stopped like the lead singer just died. posed like he was at a funeral. hahaha

  • bambo wambo
    bambo wambo 21 day ago

    conan is trash

  • Димитър Чуботаров

    He could've said Mi Scusi about the joke. lol

  • bjfdog
    bjfdog 22 days ago

    I used to play in a band. It was four musicians and one drummer. They asked if we could play good and loud and he said, "Well, we can play loud." Okay, this interview is more boring than Mr. Rogers on a Tuesday morning.

  • Eric Garcia
    Eric Garcia 22 days ago

    Stone faced this whole vid

  • M Theory
    M Theory 22 days ago

    only musicians will understand who advance in english..

  • MrTingles
    MrTingles 22 days ago

    Andy just surreptitiously fixing the cymbals...

  • Sophia Rodriguez
    Sophia Rodriguez 22 days ago +1

    Fred is hilarious!!

  • John Eldred
    John Eldred 22 days ago

    The only one i found half way funny was the last one

  • .
    . 22 days ago

    When was I supposed to laugh?

  • Smash Marxism
    Smash Marxism 22 days ago

    How do you get a drummer off your porch?
    *Just pay for the pizza and go back inside.*

  • nvbasedlad _
    nvbasedlad _ 22 days ago

    High IQ jokes

  • sclogse1
    sclogse1 22 days ago

    An electric pickup only picks up info from the strings. If you're playing a big fat jazzbox, yes, you'll hear sound from the wood. But a guy ten feet away from your will only hear shat's coming out of your amp. Which is only coming from the strings. Now, if you think that....maybe....the strings are affected by the wood vibration, and are transmitting some of that to the pickup, hey..maybe. But guess what. No one has ever said that before. Or showed it. The pickups only get signal from the strings. Not the box. But in your lap, you hear both. So, why not mix an electric and an acoustic pickup on your electric hollow body?

  • jennifer86010
    jennifer86010 23 days ago

    See You-Tube Videos of comedian "Pete Barbuti" on the Tonight Show in the 1960's. He did the best musician and music stand-up comedy ever.

  • jennifer86010
    jennifer86010 23 days ago +1

    This guy is a total dunce. Check out comedian Pete Barbuti, who did REAL musician jokes on the Tonight Show in the 60's. He was talented, hip and funny !!

  • jennifer86010
    jennifer86010 23 days ago

    This lame idiot is not funny, not witty, not creative, not interesting, and not entertaining. This crap passes for comedy today. Perhaps he could get a job drumming for the Kardashians? No talent here at all. Who booked this clown?

  • Billy Ryan
    Billy Ryan 23 days ago

    The only thing about this video that is over the top is the title. Really? I put myself into the shoes of a non musician while watching, and I must say that I still got 90 percent of this. The only part I didn't get was why Conan was explaining Fred's jazz joke. WE ALL GOT IT.

  • M.Nash
    M.Nash 23 days ago

    Literally, and I mean this sincerely, the funniest I've ever seen F.A.