Seth Meyers Chooses Fellow SNL Alum Fred Armisen as Late Night Bandleader

Michael Slezak
TVLine.com
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Seth Meyers won’t have to look far for a partner in punch lines when he takes over Late Night hosting duties later this month.

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The Saturday Night Live vet announced via Twitter this afternoon that he’s tapped Fred Armisen, another former Not Ready for Primetime Player, to lead his band.

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“Fred will curate and lead the band, and continue to run it even when he’s off shooting Portlandia,” Meyers added, along with the hashtag “8GBand.”

Late Night With Seth Meyers will premiere Monday, February 24; Meyers, of course, will be stepping into Jimmy Fallon’s role now that the latter comic is taking over The Tonight Show from Jay Leno, who aired his final installment last Thursday.

Check out Meyers’ first photo of Armisen and his musical cohorts below.

Seth Meyers Chooses Fellow SNL Alum Fred Armisen as Late Night Bandleader
Seth Meyers Chooses Fellow SNL Alum Fred Armisen as Late Night Bandleader

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