Fred Armisen: Standup For Drummers

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"I don't want to work, I just want to bang on the drum all day."
  • TV-PG
  • 2018
  • 1 hr 5 min
  • 5.8  (1,402)

Fred Armisen: Standup For Drummers from 2018 is a one-hour stand-up comedy special directed by Lance Bangs and starring comedian and musician Fred Armisen. The show was commissioned by Netflix and was released on February 6, 2018. The special was filmed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in front of a live audience of drummers who were treated to a hilarious evening of jokes, stories, and even some drumming performances. Armisen, who is also a drummer and has played in several bands, tailored his performance to this particular audience, incorporating a lot of drumming-related jokes and anecdotes.

Throughout the show, Armisen touches on a variety of topics that will resonate with drummers and musicians alike, such as the importance of practicing, playing in different genres, and dealing with difficult gigs. He also shares some personal stories from his own experience as a musician, like the time he met Ringo Starr and had to play drums in front of him, or the time his band Trenchmouth opened for Fugazi and accidentally ended up playing twice.

Armisen's style of comedy is very laid-back and observational, relying heavily on his deadpan delivery and his ability to find humor in everyday situations. He frequently breaks the fourth wall and interacts with the audience, asking them questions and making fun of their responses. He also does impressions of famous drummers, like Lars Ulrich from Metallica and Keith Moon from The Who, and incorporates some physical comedy, like his hilarious impression of a jazz drummer.

In addition to Armisen's performance, the show includes appearances by two accomplished drummers, Clem Burke from Blondie and Vinnie Colaiuta, who each play a short set and share some insight into their approach to drumming. Burke plays a mix of Blondie classics and some new songs, while Colaiuta plays a more experimental set, showcasing his virtuosity and versatility as a drummer.

Overall, Fred Armisen: Standup For Drummers is a unique and entertaining comedy special that will appeal to drummers, musicians, and anyone who appreciates good humor. Armisen's witty observations and his love for music make for a great evening of laughs, and his interactions with Burke and Colaiuta add even more depth to the show. Whether you're a fan of Armisen's previous work, a drummer looking for a good laugh, or simply in need of some entertainment, this special is definitely worth checking out.

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    5.8  (1,402)