Fred Armisen to Lead Band on Late Night with Seth Meyers

Truth rating: 10

By Daniel Gates


Fred Armisen will lead the house band on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”

On Monday, Meyers tweeted a picture of his old “Saturday Night Live” pal and the rest of the group, writing, “Here’s the first photo of the new @LateNightSeth band!” (see right and below).

They will be known as the 8G Band, named for the show’s studio.

Armisen will continue to make his own series “Portlandia.”

For three decades, the show’s band has been a musical high point in late-night television.

David Letterman, of course, had sidekick Paul Shaffer; Conan O’Brien brought along drumming legend Max Weinberg; and the most recent host, Jimmy Fallon, was accompanied by The Roots.

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