Sunday, December 04, 2011

Happy 45th, Fred!

Fred Armisen hits the big four-five today.

He's one of my favorite performers on Saturday Night Live, and though I haven't seen much Portlandia, I did see him live here a few years back. He played a pitch-perfect cover of the Damned's "Smash It Up (Part I)" on guitar, followed by a monologue playing Saddam Hussein as if he were a British Invasion rocker.

His finest moment, however, was in Anchorman, playing opposite Will Ferrell in the funniest scene in the funniest movie since 1998's The Big Lebowski. Watch the above video.
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