Interviews | Posted by TV Time Machine 09.03.11
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Jim Benson interviews Fred Armisen of Saturday Night Live about his role in the classic Emmy Award-winning variety show.

 On this edition of TV Time Machine’s Celebrity On The Street Interviews, host Jim Benson chats with long-time Saturday Night Live cast member Fred Armisen.

Fred Armisen joined Saturday Night Live in 2002 and immediately made an impact with his wide-ranging comic impersonations of such public figures as Larry King, Apple CEO Steve Jobs, and Iranian President Mahmoud Amadinejad. However, he’s probably best known for his impression of a rather dour President Barack Obama.

Fred Armisen began his career as a musician playing in the Chicago-based punk band Trenchmouth, and later with Blue Man Group. He has appeared in such feature films as Eurotrip, The Ex (with Jason Bateman and Zach Braff), The Rocker with Rainn Wilson, and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, starring Will Ferrell.

In this TV Time Machine Celebrity On The Street Interview, host Jim Benson discusses with Fred Armisen his childhood, his comedy philosophy, and what it’s like being a cast member on Saturday Night Live.

So take a listen as we say live from the past, it’s TV Time Machine!

Listen to the interview below

Fred Armisen Saturday Night Live Interview 

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