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

  • Published on Sep 20, 2018
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  • Knight Rider GT
    Knight Rider GT 2 hours ago

    Anyway, here's Wonderwall........

  • Trey Fontenet
    Trey Fontenet 2 hours ago

    What strings is he using?

  • Frank Herrera
    Frank Herrera 3 hours ago

    Brass sections that don't help load and unload, set up or break down PAs. Show up 15 minutes before gig with their little instrument cases. Play on less than half of song list and expect equal pay.

  • Doulton Duck
    Doulton Duck 4 hours ago


  • Hardtop Harry
    Hardtop Harry 5 hours ago

    What do you call a beautiful woman on the arm of a trombonist?
    A tattoo

  • Bread Harrity
    Bread Harrity 5 hours ago

    Fred Armisen is about as funny as cancer.

  • Alex Wilson
    Alex Wilson 7 hours ago

    How is this considered humour? This is the embodied version of Instagram observational 'humour'.

  • john doe
    john doe 9 hours ago

    This guy is so not funny,,,,american comedy is non existent

  • frank jonker
    frank jonker 12 hours ago

    I'm a drummer and a guitarist. This is very, very, very unfunny

  • Itz_Nova
    Itz_Nova 12 hours ago

    i’ve played drums for 6 years

    this wasn’t funny

  • Fearn pol
    Fearn pol 13 hours ago

    Is this guy classed as funny in the states?

  • olflatop
    olflatop 15 hours ago

    Jokes that only musicians will get. And also not laugh at.

  • Jong Ghiem
    Jong Ghiem 15 hours ago

    Fred's humor here is at the situational context, not the content itself. Very clever.

  • Joe Roscoe
    Joe Roscoe 17 hours ago

    I always forget what you call those people that follow musicians around on the road, and they're always hanging around with musicians, sometimes they even get backstage and hang out with the band...what do you call them?
    Oh yeah...drummers.

  • Farvids
    Farvids 18 hours ago

    It was so lame that it was funny

  • Patrick Kenny
    Patrick Kenny 19 hours ago

    Hey look its Milipnos

  • Galvanize
    Galvanize 22 hours ago

    Conan trying hard to save the segment by saying “yeah I got that one” “that guy’s laughing, hahaha”

  • 2centavos
    2centavos Day ago

    One of the lamer Conan segments

  • Mark Lis
    Mark Lis Day ago

    Fred Armisen is not a musician, and not even a comedian. What he actually is even he himself does not know.

  • Kevin Kibble
    Kevin Kibble Day ago

    Fred really needs his own comedy show about music.

  • Monika
    Monika Day ago

    There's so many people who don't get it - he's trying to make it awkward and unfunny because that makes it funny. Don't take everything for face value! Try Gatis Kandis, he's the most unfunny person ever - I love him.

  • Osip Vayner
    Osip Vayner Day ago

    3:31 NO, GIVE ME JINGLE BELLS!!!!!!!

  • Dsennack
    Dsennack Day ago

    Why is reggie Conans Drummer?

  • De Sanc
    De Sanc Day ago

    i dont know which joke should i laugh at

  • Patrik Archy
    Patrik Archy Day ago

    The Jew is strong with this one.

  • Isabella Aguiar l-/

    Sksksk, I’m not a set player but I do percussion and I can 10/10 relate

  • TheDp1965
    TheDp1965 Day ago


  • Turner Halsey
    Turner Halsey Day ago

    If you don’t like Fred armisen or Conan why in the world would you click on this video? To be a troll? If you watch videos of people you don’t like just to comment on how you don’t like them, then you are a troll and only other trolls will want to hear what you have to say. So why not create some sort of forum where all of you can have a troll circle jerk and get each other off with yr hate speech. Stop watching videos of people you don’t like, it’s really weird like on some self hating closeted latent homosexual ish. K thanks bye


    m. l. e. kle.

  • romz sibayan
    romz sibayan Day ago

    i love his jazz chords on his jingle

  • mrekbass
    mrekbass Day ago +7

    Two guys are walking down the street. Ones broke... the other is also a musician! WHAA-WHaa-whaa!

    • mrekbass
      mrekbass 20 hours ago +1

      +Juicy Pear Ba-doom-Crash!

    • Juicy Pear
      Juicy Pear Day ago +1


  • Fernando Paulo
    Fernando Paulo Day ago

    I think he doesnt play any of those instruments well, especially the guitar...

  • Cade Nollen
    Cade Nollen Day ago

    It was FILLED

  • HeavyProfessor
    HeavyProfessor 2 days ago

    God couldn’t be more spot on about the blues riff thing

  • FranklinsLighthouse
    FranklinsLighthouse 2 days ago

    My goodness that is a pretty Gibson he just sported.

  • Phillip Riggins
    Phillip Riggins 2 days ago +1


  • Clemence Grumble
    Clemence Grumble 2 days ago

    I'm a musician and didn't understand a DAMN thing. Thank god he gave me some context with the guitar

  • Peyote Pete
    Peyote Pete 2 days ago

    Would of never guessed this guy was a musician! Awesome!!!

  • John James Mcmeekin
    John James Mcmeekin 2 days ago

    This isn't funny

  • Steeltowner
    Steeltowner 2 days ago

    btw, that cymbal sounded amazing!

  • Cj Zizzari
    Cj Zizzari 2 days ago

    Your singer going on a political rant mid song only happens in California

  • 6th Wilbury
    6th Wilbury 2 days ago

    Anyone who enjoyed the guitar portion of this bit should immediately seek out a TVclip channel called Music Is Win.

  • Sergio Carrasco
    Sergio Carrasco 2 days ago

    He's funnier as Mlepnos

  • OgamiItto70
    OgamiItto70 2 days ago

    Says Conan: "You're a drummer, you're a musician!" Hey, Conan, make up your mind. It's one or the other. (Sorry, drummers. Just couldn't resist.)

  • Liam Beers
    Liam Beers 2 days ago

    3:04 I found this so funny and true though!!

  • Mastacheifa 118
    Mastacheifa 118 2 days ago

    "One last time..."

  • Nava
    Nava 2 days ago

    Bahahaha standing mid song that's me lol

  • Itamar Bledsoe
    Itamar Bledsoe 2 days ago

    It's not observational humor, it's just observations.

  • Ibitokun Alaka
    Ibitokun Alaka 2 days ago +3

    5% talk about he is so funny and talented. 90% talk about how they are a musician and this jokes weren't funny. 5% were people arguing about it. Wow. Just. Wow.

  • Ben Pike
    Ben Pike 2 days ago

    These jokes aren't supposed to be funny. That's the whole point. To a lot of people, that's just annoying. But to others, it's genius.

  • Keeks Seven
    Keeks Seven 2 days ago

    He's not even a capable drummer ..... Lord

  • Rod Mcdonough
    Rod Mcdonough 2 days ago

    How old would anyone guess that guy's J-200 is? The top is rather warped, and the whole thing looks like it was covered with brush-on marine spar varnish

  • Zachary Collins
    Zachary Collins 3 days ago

    "So you're a musician. You're a drummer"
    Best joke of the video.

  • corey mckinney
    corey mckinney 3 days ago

    God Bless Fred Armisen for these jokes. If you're any kind of musician, you should go watch his comedy special on Netflix, "Standup for Drummers".

  • Blitz Bioframe
    Blitz Bioframe 3 days ago

    *cough* billie joe armstrong

  • Sean Poovaiya
    Sean Poovaiya 3 days ago


  • guinness4life
    guinness4life 3 days ago

    Hilarious. I was on the floor from the moment Conan used "drummer" and "musician" in the same sentence.

  • Dominik Klemetsrud
    Dominik Klemetsrud 3 days ago


  • A Guitarist
    A Guitarist 3 days ago

    If the guy listened to Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Life by The Drop, he would change his mind about acoustic blues.

  • ProtestSong68
    ProtestSong68 3 days ago

    i hate his humor, im a musician and those are like non funny facts at all

  • Danny
    Danny 3 days ago

    There werent any jokes here. Its just annoying things that people do. The only people laughing are the people who are trying to say "Hey everybody, Im a drummer/guitar player and i understand this".

  • erod425
    erod425 3 days ago


  • Lee Nichols
    Lee Nichols 3 days ago

    sus 2 conan, sus 2

  • George Wanat
    George Wanat 3 days ago

    not funny.

  • HarveyVideosUK
    HarveyVideosUK 3 days ago

    Most un funny music related jokes in the world

  • Theodore-Ben Solomon

    How about violists? No. Nevermind.

  • Parker Tozier
    Parker Tozier 3 days ago

    is this kinda hard to watch for anyone else

  • 123 123
    123 123 3 days ago

    What is the song when he played the blues part i think. before he play the jingle bells?

  • bônn gamer
    bônn gamer 3 days ago

    The last joke was so true :))))

  • Megumi Celestial
    Megumi Celestial 3 days ago


  • Joshua Han
    Joshua Han 3 days ago

    whats wrong with adding a ninth or flat 13?

  • Abhijit Baruah
    Abhijit Baruah 3 days ago

    People missed the cymbalism in his joke.

  • Alex Gordon
    Alex Gordon 4 days ago

    hardest thing for a guitarist to play... is nothing. ;)... worked at music store in the city for awhile... i wonder why there's hasn't been a movie or show based on a music store... (hey fred armisen, if you want to do it? please msg me... i have a ton of stories- some tragic like ods and suicides but mostly pretty cool) cause back in the day a lot of us did lots of drugs and were always recording, playing shows, or going to shows... not to mention the crazy regulars, the music teachers who'd come to poach students from the kids who came in with parents, that guitarist with dreads that came every other day between busses who always walked around with a steve vai guitar on his back, the long haired 80's metal dudes, the crusty punk rockers, the djs, the "producers" on the workstations, the famous touring person that dropped by from time to time or the famous touring person or persons that were just in town and wanted to swing by our city's music store, the guys that would come in to give out their bands newest cd, the drum offs, the hall with flyers for the next shows, the coworkers totally coked up and power selling during the big wave before christmas, almost all of us promoting our next shows.. aw the memories... anyway.

  • Camryn Barker
    Camryn Barker 4 days ago

    Does anyone know what that type of guitar is called?

  • Noticeethis
    Noticeethis 4 days ago

    Those aren't musician jokes. Those are musician problems.

  • James Clark
    James Clark 4 days ago

    The special he made was painfully unfunny

  • AlexOX
    AlexOX 4 days ago

    As a drummer it was lame

  • Juan Coche
    Juan Coche 4 days ago

    Wtf is wrong with Conan's hair?

  • Gramatik 313
    Gramatik 313 4 days ago

    We need an "as a drummer count".

  • The Jesus
    The Jesus 4 days ago

    You know the difference between an onion and an accordion ?............................nobody will cry if you cut an accordion into tiny pieces

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  • Graham Greene
    Graham Greene 4 days ago


  • Justin Mitchelli
    Justin Mitchelli 4 days ago

    "Suspended 9"

  • Zero
    Zero 4 days ago

    no viola jokes???

  • Marcus James
    Marcus James 4 days ago

    Casually picks up a Gibson acoustic behind the couch to make a joke
    All my music equipment pricetags combined sum to less than this guitar's worth FFS

  • GrungeIsN0tDead
    GrungeIsN0tDead 4 days ago

    Dammit mlepnos

  • darcy londeen
    darcy londeen 4 days ago

    wow ok so from the comments I've gathered that the joke is funny by not being funny at all, amazing

  • Nathan Duncan
    Nathan Duncan 5 days ago

    Ive had at least 3 people hand me the top of a cymbal stand with the cymbal still on. I feel like my eyes are finally open.

  • Shanard Smith
    Shanard Smith 5 days ago

    As a guitar player and dog owner..I'm a offended!

  • David Carter
    David Carter 5 days ago

    What do you call a guy in a room with a bunch of musicians?

    A drummer.

  • Nacho Diablo
    Nacho Diablo 5 days ago

    3:27 suspended 9th XXDD and like 3 ppl laughed, awkward....

  • Peruk Thorghun
    Peruk Thorghun 5 days ago

    Do you guys know what guitar he is playing?

  • GetLikeUs
    GetLikeUs 5 days ago

    So true!!!!

  • David Murray
    David Murray 5 days ago

    least funny comedian of all time....

  • Spongebob
    Spongebob 5 days ago

    I may be wrong here, but I think this guy's a drummer

  • Gerg C
    Gerg C 5 days ago

    haha us musicians right guys?!?!?! man we do such WEIRD things. i bet this one will go right over the non-musicians heads, RIGHT GUYS?!?!?!? these jokes are funny because you UNDERSTAND them. HAHAHA HA hA HA HA

  • Madara Uchiha
    Madara Uchiha 5 days ago

    4:34 Best Part of the video

  • AbortedCabbages _
    AbortedCabbages _ 5 days ago

  • Xagan Quadrant IV
    Xagan Quadrant IV 5 days ago

    i don't get why this creepy £*** is in show business, let alone on television.

  • missclovetea
    missclovetea 6 days ago

    Conan you should've played the guitar :)