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

  • Published on Sep 20, 2018
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Comments • 2 766

  • LeSloth
    LeSloth 21 hour ago

    This stinks

  • Mark Schmitz
    Mark Schmitz 22 hours ago


  • chris sprenger
    chris sprenger Day ago

    That stand up special was terrible

  • 8un3zz
    8un3zz Day ago

    Midi drummers are pissed Hahaha

  • Dante Appling
    Dante Appling Day ago

    This guy makes me uncomfortable every time I see him because the first time I saw he was playing a guy with some strange baby fetish. He was wearing a diaper and talking like a toddler while he had two underdressed women clean his apartment. And he did it well enough for me to believe that he wasn’t acting. That he just has this baby roleplaying fetish

  • brad h
    brad h Day ago

    That's a fantastic sounding ride.

  • wcompto
    wcompto Day ago

    I think I missed any humor here

  • buerger3
    buerger3 2 days ago

    The only drummer in history that was ever funny was Scott Columbus. RIP \m/ \m/

  • Opus Dei
    Opus Dei 2 days ago

    Even though I am a musician I found this incredibly boring. Recognizable sure, but not funny at all...

  • Leo Messi
    Leo Messi 2 days ago

    Ok, Conan... I watched it... Happy?

  • chris Purdy
    chris Purdy 2 days ago

    Fred Armisen-He has been impersonating a nice and fragile fellow for years. His entire career is based on his apparent observational curiosity into how ironic society is...and yet its not ironic- its just quirky, how ironic.

  • hawoo
    hawoo 2 days ago


  • FBI- Agent villegas
    FBI- Agent villegas 2 days ago


  • Josh
    Josh 2 days ago

    boy that was riveting

  • Imaginary Sora
    Imaginary Sora 3 days ago

    He is not that funny tbh the comments here are funnier idk if its just me..

  • Crazelord91
    Crazelord91 3 days ago +1

    > Video that is clearly labled as jokes only musicians understand
    > Dislike because you're not a musician and don't get the jokes

  • B Daniels Official
    B Daniels Official 3 days ago

    I didn't this he was funny at all. Just me?

  • steven g
    steven g 3 days ago

    i’m a musician, and i dont find this funny at all

  • Rob Saunders
    Rob Saunders 3 days ago

    I've got to hand it to Conan. I am not a big fan, but some years ago I saw his documentary and I don't think I've ever seen anybody work harder in my life. He deserves everything he's gotten in life.

  • Daniel Bertola
    Daniel Bertola 3 days ago

    What happened to talk shows? Seriously. Like bottom of the bucket humor. Lowest common denominator drivel. Every single one. Just sad really.

  • WonderfulPollo
    WonderfulPollo 3 days ago

    This is horrible

  • Fred Garvin
    Fred Garvin 4 days ago

    He isn't funny.

  • Erick McNerney
    Erick McNerney 4 days ago

    It's hard to not picture him as a serial killing cannibal.

  • Henri Kotylak
    Henri Kotylak 4 days ago

    not funny at all................what a tard!!!!

  • tednugentlives
    tednugentlives 4 days ago

    Fred does a killer Keith Moon impression.

  • raaxaa
    raaxaa 4 days ago

    So not funny

  • Manuel Puente
    Manuel Puente 4 days ago

    horrible observations, just isnt worthy to notice them ... and his netflix special is such a crap

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  • Sirvalorsax
    Sirvalorsax 4 days ago

    Blues riff in B, watch me for the changes and try to keep up......

  • mike horr
    mike horr 5 days ago

    Coonans hair what the ?????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • Konduktive
    Konduktive 5 days ago


  • 28Naufal
    28Naufal 5 days ago

    I thought Mlepclaynos plays violin

  • J P
    J P 5 days ago


  • Torch
    Torch 5 days ago

    The least funny person I know of.
    But the greatest con man.

  • Tony Redunzo
    Tony Redunzo 5 days ago

    Nice that drummers and guitar player jokes got some run. Was waiting for the "What do you throw a drowning guitar player" joke. Answer: "His amplifier."

  • ToxicMidnight
    ToxicMidnight 6 days ago

    Watch Jared dines guitar store dad jokes for a funny video

  • MyNameIsNidos
    MyNameIsNidos 6 days ago

    mi scuzi

  • RelfTekk
    RelfTekk 6 days ago

    Melepnos can talk?

    JEFF ANGEL 16 7 days ago

    this guy is not funny

    • Jeff Baker
      Jeff Baker 6 days ago

      I'm a big Fred Armisen fan but this wasn't his best stuff. He's awesome though.

    • BrianMusic12
      BrianMusic12 6 days ago

      You clearly dont get the armisen way

  • CR7TheGunner
    CR7TheGunner 7 days ago +1

    3:54 Billie-Joe Armstrong, everybody.

  • James Miller
    James Miller 7 days ago

    "You've made three people happy"
    "Like your show" Badoom cheeeee (rimshot)

  • xr280xr
    xr280xr 7 days ago

    The only problem is, even if he meant this ironically (it's funny cause it's not funny) nobody's laughing. Gotta get your audience on the same page as you first. Nice try but end result: it's not funny to 99%.

    • xr280xr
      xr280xr 6 days ago

      Jeff Baker ...ok TVclip comment evaluator.

    • Jeff Baker
      Jeff Baker 6 days ago

      Lol...ok comedy coach.

    CUISINED 7 days ago

    0:17 James Warmworth was ludwig.

  • Fellow Traveler
    Fellow Traveler 8 days ago

    It takes him a painfully long amount of time to get to any one of his many points.

  • lolbrunopt
    lolbrunopt 8 days ago

    That's Mlep(clay)nos!

  • bersa888
    bersa888 9 days ago

    Not funny.

  • Breeyanna Wallace
    Breeyanna Wallace 9 days ago

    *got this big tenor sax case* Oh do you play the trumpet?

  • Jack Goddard Skate
    Jack Goddard Skate 10 days ago

    Is that Mlepnos?

  • M.B.G. Music Production
    M.B.G. Music Production 10 days ago +1

    Drummers are so lucky...………….They get to spend all of their time hanging out with musicians!

    • Flacid House
      Flacid House 4 days ago

      Behold, the wit of of a guitar player.

  • churchmouse144
    churchmouse144 10 days ago

    I feel more stupid than when I started. Made it half way through. Great job, Fred

  • birdonawire
    birdonawire 10 days ago

    This guy is funny as a brain tumour

  • Krucifer 420
    Krucifer 420 10 days ago

    If u dont play u need to start. This vid made me laugh my balls off lol

  • George St George
    George St George 10 days ago

    "You are a musician; you are a drummer". Finally Conan says something funny.....

  • Ahmad YFH
    Ahmad YFH 10 days ago


  • kirby march Barcena
    kirby march Barcena 10 days ago

    Making three people happy...

  • Sean Glueckert
    Sean Glueckert 10 days ago

    so nothing for the bassists i guess...

  • Taylor Craft
    Taylor Craft 10 days ago

    He's amazing. Lol.

  • David Clarke
    David Clarke 11 days ago

    I still don’t think Fred is as funny as HE thinks HE is.

  • Jeff Porcaro Groove
    Jeff Porcaro Groove 11 days ago

    very true stuff...funny? not so much, but true

  • Tijuana
    Tijuana 11 days ago +1

    He told a joke with the word politics, without saying Trump. Give the man his award/vegetable.

  • Anthony B
    Anthony B 11 days ago +5

    The guy is so weird and i love that about him.

  • William Yale
    William Yale 11 days ago

    Gays play drums? I had no idea!

  • MrBigbrother93
    MrBigbrother93 12 days ago

    A guy with an acoustic guitar and a guy with an violin case without a violin are waiting for a cab together.
    Which one is the professional musician?
    The cab driver

  • Marco Pg
    Marco Pg 12 days ago

    I feel like all the jokes missed the punchline... it dosent go beyond being relatable.

  • J Lo
    J Lo 12 days ago

    Oh Fred!

  • Zachary Harris
    Zachary Harris 13 days ago

    Did they edit out the funny parts or something?

  • geanie b
    geanie b 13 days ago

    Yeah... hes been in Portland a little too long.

  • Tess Goodman
    Tess Goodman 13 days ago

    Conan looks like he's falling asleep at 1:24.

  • Naught 4Sale
    Naught 4Sale 13 days ago

    As a musician, I thought this was gonna be really funny based on the title. Was seriously disappointed. Probably could have been funnier if he hadn't taken so long to set up each bit -- maybe even do it without the props (instruments) to save time. Could have done the whole thing in well under a minute with fewer words, condensing the humor and making it more effective. Bless his heart for trying, though. It was a good idea, and he seems like a very nice person.

  • Cliff Tampake
    Cliff Tampake 13 days ago

    this was so dry lol

  • Nuper In Nocte
    Nuper In Nocte 14 days ago

    Some jokes kinda fell flat tbh.

  • Pedroleum100
    Pedroleum100 14 days ago

    I expected jokes like: _What is a major second? If two bassist play in unison._

  • Musicrocks30
    Musicrocks30 14 days ago

    Lmao can someone tell Conan that a “suspended ninth” isn’t a thing?

  • programmed wrong
    programmed wrong 14 days ago

    I love it and Agree with most. Although he just did something I HATE. Never put a guitar down on the tuners.

  • cheesayn
    cheesayn 15 days ago

    he's so cute

  • venomchris
    venomchris 15 days ago

    I always come back to watch this for some reason

  • C D
    C D 15 days ago

    I can't believe people take their time to make negative comments here. Such dissonance.

  • essemage
    essemage 15 days ago

    So many musicians in the audience.

  • Ginger Taylor
    Ginger Taylor 15 days ago

    what a good wholesome boy

  • ucheucheuche
    ucheucheuche 15 days ago

    It might just be official.. I'm not a musician

  • Dan Cenow
    Dan Cenow 15 days ago

    Jazz players who hide "the lick" in their solo and then look around to see if anybody noticed...

  • Liquiden
    Liquiden 15 days ago

    executed terribly i can make a better joke than his whole act. what do you call a niga playin smells like teen spirit? mentally defficient.

  • dale parsons
    dale parsons 15 days ago

    None of this was funny at all.

  • Noah S
    Noah S 15 days ago

    Me and Conan are on the same page. The jingle bells joke was the only funny joke

  • Billy Fubar
    Billy Fubar 16 days ago

    Did you hear the one about the drummer who locked his keys in his car...
    Took him 4 hours to get the bass player out

  • Barka holic
    Barka holic 16 days ago

    Don't quit your day job.

  • Roger Reynolds
    Roger Reynolds 16 days ago

    Besides the hilarious musician points, he has a GORGEOUS guitar!

  • Donald Peoples
    Donald Peoples 16 days ago

    Perfect pitch for a cellist, when it doesn't hit the sides of the bowl.

  • byron p
    byron p 16 days ago

    If you've ever been in a band, this is straight up observation. Still funny tho.

  • Mark Duwe
    Mark Duwe 17 days ago

    What do you call a bass player that just broke up with his girlfriend? A: Homeless!

  • GaucheOrb28573
    GaucheOrb28573 17 days ago


  • Nomad Nomad
    Nomad Nomad 17 days ago

    Very subtle.

  • prikljucak
    prikljucak 17 days ago

    How many of these “shows” u guys have? Every late night show is a same!

  • jason barrette
    jason barrette 17 days ago

    And then jazz musicians get mad when people put words and orchestra to jazz standards, beginning the cycle anew.

  • Sorenkair
    Sorenkair 18 days ago +1

    comedy is as much about the delivery as the jokes themselves.

  • Protoka
    Protoka 18 days ago

    I feel like this guy became a professional musician to tell bad jokes and now he's bad at both. Who are his friends that say "nice joke fred" what type of sense of humor do they have?

  • itheuser First
    itheuser First 18 days ago

    The Jazz comment was the best. We get it, you know a million voicings. Give us what we want. It's not all about you.

  • Jack MacJack
    Jack MacJack 18 days ago

    "This is a guitar." - Yeah... A Gibson Hummingbird!!!!!! Very nice... Guitarist, roadie, lighting and sound tech support guy here who was often asked to set up the drum kit, so I can relate!!!!!!

  • pinguinobc
    pinguinobc 18 days ago

    I think a lot of non-musicians understood those jokes.

  • JustDav
    JustDav 19 days ago

    What’s the difference between a flute and a trampoline?

    You take your shoes off to jump on a trampoline