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

  • Published on Sep 20, 2018
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  • DinnerBells
    DinnerBells 13 hours ago

    I'm a mucisian and I did not find this funny...

  • Heart and Troll
    Heart and Troll Day ago

    I'm a professional comedian, and these jokes are just bad. Actually, they are just stupid and not even jokes. I don't see why he has a stand-up special for doing stupid non-jokes that aren't funny for anyone.

  • bustoise bustoise

    Is Fred deliberately trying to be cringe?

  • Haroon Ansar
    Haroon Ansar Day ago

    😂 these guys

  • SilverMustang920

    He's very good but Bill Bailey is on another level. I'd strongly recommend everyone to check him out, if haven't yet. Ironically he's been on Conan long time ago as well.

  • DisAmericanBoot 4532

    When he pulled out that guitar. I melted into a puddle a goo. Mostly because that is a Gibson JS-200.

  • Andrew Andrew
    Andrew Andrew 8 days ago

    What a try hard.

  • Tobias Gatfield
    Tobias Gatfield 12 days ago

    not funny

  • Stinky Tits
    Stinky Tits 12 days ago

    Jokes only musicians will understand? First... where are the jokes, second... Fred is not funny, third he got lucky to be where he is because he has no talent. His makeup person must be amazing to hide all the bruises on his chin from all the ball sacks hitting it

  • Michael Cera Thanos
    Michael Cera Thanos 13 days ago +1

    Why is Dr.Phil playing trombone

  • Jano Rivguz
    Jano Rivguz 13 days ago

    Love Fred but damn that special was waaaay boring

  • Sean Casey
    Sean Casey 13 days ago

    Not funny

  • Retro
    Retro 13 days ago +1

    im going to r/woooosh conan

  • aaacat
    aaacat 13 days ago

    i dont get it

  • Eggh Man
    Eggh Man 14 days ago

    "My P*nis is uncircumcised, no head! Its like a torpedo."

  • ba55letmysoulfly
    ba55letmysoulfly 15 days ago

    Political band... U2

  • Juan Jackson
    Juan Jackson 15 days ago

    This is really unfunny.

  • Wyatt Kof
    Wyatt Kof 15 days ago

    Didn’t this guy play a cannibal on the last man on earth?

  • Dylan Storey
    Dylan Storey 15 days ago

    He is on ordinary world right?

  • Squig Eazy
    Squig Eazy 16 days ago

    They're called anti-jokes, people. Theyre supposed to suck.

  • Tim Burton
    Tim Burton 16 days ago +1

    a suspended 9th lmoa

  • Tim Burton
    Tim Burton 16 days ago

    here comes a long song lmao

  • Zachery Abrams
    Zachery Abrams 16 days ago

    But he didn’t do the licc

  • Archie Everett
    Archie Everett 16 days ago


  • One Oh Yeah Yeah Boi
    One Oh Yeah Yeah Boi 17 days ago +29

    You know what a real joke is?
    Lil Wayne guitar solo.

  • One Oh Yeah Yeah Boi
    One Oh Yeah Yeah Boi 17 days ago

    Smoke on the water. That's the joke

  • Austin Saul
    Austin Saul 17 days ago

    Anyways here’s wonderwall

  • Debajyoti Bose
    Debajyoti Bose 17 days ago +5

    That last part about lead vocalist going "on a rant" is actually true for Opeth, when Akerfeldt starts to talk.. haha

  • Jesse Smith
    Jesse Smith 17 days ago

    Conan's drummer has an annoying face

  • Beau Presley
    Beau Presley 18 days ago

    But...drummers aren’t musicians?

  • Dan Reynolds
    Dan Reynolds 19 days ago

    The blues guitar part was a lie. SRV would be very upset.

  • koolBOY8323
    koolBOY8323 19 days ago +4

    all the commenters seem to know it's a 5000 dollar plus guitar. no on seemed to notice it was at least a 350 dollar Zildjian ride cymbal on an over priced DW stand.

  • alec McGrory
    alec McGrory 19 days ago

    the least funny beach

  • Nunnayer Beeswax
    Nunnayer Beeswax 20 days ago

    These people are embarrassing.

  • Chad Richards
    Chad Richards 20 days ago

    These jokes missed every beat

  • M T
    M T 20 days ago +7

    If you know what I mean, ur a legend!

  • jordan hayes
    jordan hayes 21 day ago

    *I AM YOUR MOTHER!!!!*

  • drummie 25
    drummie 25 21 day ago

    im in the philippines... music stores arent that stocked with cymbals

  • hurse
    hurse 21 day ago +30

    "dude our drummer didnt learn the dream theater song"
    "ah no worries he'll just improvise"

  • Tex Avery
    Tex Avery 21 day ago

    This is the unfunniest guy in snl..

  • sukadikandi
    sukadikandi 25 days ago

    Not a single funny was made

  • kurtzband
    kurtzband 25 days ago

    Conan is already funny wtf does he have to shout

  • Jazz Manouche
    Jazz Manouche 26 days ago

    Sooo unfunny. Jokes for kids.

  • MtnD0 2.0
    MtnD0 2.0 26 days ago +54

    The people who don't wanna be left out so they laugh as well.
    "HAHAHAHA... more"

  • Aslan
    Aslan 26 days ago +24

    As a blues guitarist I'm offended.

    • jordon resendez
      jordon resendez 6 hours ago

      @Flibba Flabba Stevie Ray Vaughan- Texas Flood

    • jordon resendez
      jordon resendez 3 days ago

      I feel your pain dude

    • Flibba Flabba
      Flibba Flabba 18 days ago

      Make a blues song that doesnt repeat the same dull riff over and over for 6 minutes

    • Steve Sheldon
      Steve Sheldon 23 days ago

      Nobody cares. I bet you really got the blues now, doncha? haha

  • Odins Spear
    Odins Spear 27 days ago +4

    He’s a funny dude, however this was not it

  • Frank Millerz
    Frank Millerz 27 days ago +5

    The only thing that made me laugh was connan saying you made 3 people playing

  • Adam Shaver Live
    Adam Shaver Live 27 days ago

    ,,,pog wtf haha 🍄

  • Fake Name
    Fake Name 28 days ago

    My parents dying would be funnier than this guy.

  • Joe Santa Maria
    Joe Santa Maria 28 days ago

    One of the least funny people on Earth (others being Tig Notaro, Dane Cook, Amy Schumer, Jeff Dunham). So unfunny, it’s embarrassing. I’m embarrassed for him.

  • Doc Roid
    Doc Roid 29 days ago

    I actually really enjoyed his Netflix special. It was a fresh take on the traditional stand up. Really quirky and funny. Jokes targeting a specific audience. That's a cool idea.

  • Rafael Carrillo
    Rafael Carrillo 29 days ago

    Not funny sucks balls deep blue sea gulls model funker

  • Lizeee
    Lizeee Month ago +1

    My name is melypnos

  • M Turkistani
    M Turkistani Month ago

    That was so lame.

  • horrnett
    horrnett Month ago

    his cameo in Brooklyn nine nine is just hilarious

  • M Garcia
    M Garcia Month ago

    The jazz joke. The best. Lol.

  • Bob Marley
    Bob Marley Month ago +1

    literally the worst comedy i've ever witnessed in my life.

  • Bob Lonzo
    Bob Lonzo Month ago

    Conon is really the best

  • Gluemonkey
    Gluemonkey Month ago's ok to get it and not find it funny. Comedy isn't an equation. It's not 'niche musical injokes + irony of being in front of a majority non musical audience = funny'

  • Ryan Doyle
    Ryan Doyle Month ago

    Hard to believe that kind of comedy can buy you a Gibson J200.

  • Diomar Rocha
    Diomar Rocha Month ago

    What's funny here is that it's not even funny

  • phillip the third
    phillip the third Month ago

    casually pulls out a expensive Gibson acoustic nice

  • JustNash
    JustNash Month ago

    Way to make America r/woosh

  • voicetube
    voicetube Month ago +1

    One of my favorite Steve Martin bits (from one of his records) is when he talks about I think it was doing (what he "thought" was) a set for plumbers .... and I think he tells this highly complicated joke using plumber lingo and then he says something like "Oh… Wait, this is not the plumbers union crowd?" (That's not verbatim but it was something like that. Damn funny stuff!).

  • Anthony Cutt
    Anthony Cutt Month ago

    Yes, jazz guitarists, stop f*****g around with famous songs.

  • Gabe
    Gabe Month ago

    Look up "Jens Hannemann Complicated Drumming Technique."

  • SleighveDriver
    SleighveDriver Month ago

    “That’s all I want” me too me too

  • FenceJumpa
    FenceJumpa Month ago +1

    If this guy's going for anti-jokes, he's killin it

  • Jamess
    Jamess Month ago

    The clay is silent

  • Konrad
    Konrad Month ago

    gorgeous guitar

  • Wild & Free
    Wild & Free Month ago +1


  • Bruce Charlie
    Bruce Charlie Month ago

    I get the jokes . The delivery needs work

  • Malicious Rebel
    Malicious Rebel Month ago

    4:10 The Edge

  • Mark Harris
    Mark Harris Month ago

    Beautiful J200 !!

  • Mastesy
    Mastesy Month ago

    Check this:

  • buff nut
    buff nut Month ago

    Luh prang tanga

  • masterkulot
    masterkulot Month ago


  • jonathanmellqvist2
    jonathanmellqvist2 Month ago

    Did someone tell a joke? No? Ok.

  • Knocker
    Knocker Month ago +1

    What do you call a person that always hangs around musicians????

    A drummer 😋

  • Andrea Martinez
    Andrea Martinez Month ago

    Omg I have that guitar in black jumbo

  • Templar blood slovkia

    Funny thing though..when BONO goes off..the edge makes it part of the song..

  • Alvar Davidsson
    Alvar Davidsson Month ago


  • J PrOvost
    J PrOvost Month ago

    I think I've watched this 100 times. It actually is funny.

  • Eugenio Vasquez
    Eugenio Vasquez Month ago

    Fasho thx so much

  • Harry Balszak
    Harry Balszak Month ago +1

    1.5 jokes scored for 5 jokes delivered. I give his act 1.5/5 👏🏻

    • Dojo
      Dojo Month ago

      nobody cares dipshit

    • Seth Silverstein
      Seth Silverstein Month ago

      Thank you Mr critic. I'm sure this will make your dad come back

  • Elan Sleazebaggano
    Elan Sleazebaggano Month ago

    No bass?

  • Efreet Kotori Itsuka

    oh hey its Mlepnos!

  • slmeucalesa1
    slmeucalesa1 Month ago +1

    Wake me up when it gets funny........

  • Nico Naro
    Nico Naro Month ago

    this really wasnt funny at all

  • omarmoon57
    omarmoon57 Month ago

    A suspended 9th goodness
    Jingle bells jigle bells!

  • Under The Rug Music

    so funny only drummers would get this!!

  • Nick Maurer
    Nick Maurer Month ago

    Conan: You’re making three people happy.
    Fred: That’s all I want.

  • alanboro
    alanboro Month ago +3

    This isn't funny at all. I want my money back

  • Daniel Dougan
    Daniel Dougan Month ago +126

    The cymbal joke needed a punchline.
    "I'd like to sample a Zildjian '79, please."

    • tom rabbani
      tom rabbani 28 days ago

      Or you could literally just sample it. Computer drums! Who needs a real drummer?

    • Ballin Hamster
      Ballin Hamster Month ago +5

      "So that was one joke" was the punchline

    • Lucas Duque
      Lucas Duque Month ago +4

      lol, true. Drummers test their cymbals as if they were sipping wine.

  • OLarrea77
    OLarrea77 2 months ago

    pulls out a damn j200

  • Kody Sandy
    Kody Sandy 2 months ago +2

    "You are a musician- you're a drummer"

  • Charlie Handley
    Charlie Handley 2 months ago

    The Clay is silent

  • DJL Watts
    DJL Watts 2 months ago

  • Joseph R
    Joseph R 2 months ago +1

    somebody needs to rowdy up that nerd in the glasses!

    • Joseph R
      Joseph R Month ago +1

      @Seth Silverstein i'm just kidding duder. I think I was high, and I thought it was funny.

    • Seth Silverstein
      Seth Silverstein Month ago


  • Jon Whiting
    Jon Whiting 2 months ago

    I’m not a fan of this guy