Armisen Back in Portlandia!

If you can’t get enough of the oh-so-hilarious Fred Armisen, you’re in luck.

The 45-year-old half-Venezuelan Saturday Night Live cast member will pull double-duty this season. Along with appearing on SNL, he’ll be starring once again on the sketch comedy show, Portlandia, which premieres on IFC this Friday, January 6.

Fred Armisen

Armisen sat down with Jimmy Fallon on Late Night on Thursday night totalk about Portlandia’s upcoming second season.

“I invited people from Sleater-Kinney to an SNL after party and I just met her and we just hit it off, and we became instant friends,” said Armisen when asked how he’d teamed up with his Portlandia co-star Carrie Brownstein, who was a member of the band Sleater-Kinney.

Armisen added that the show has been well received by Portland, where the filming takes place.

“I was going to the movies, and this girl came out and just handed me a huge loaf of bread, he said. “They couldn’t be nicer about it.”

But Armisen and Fallon, an SNL alumnus, couldn’t help but cut-up on the air.

Fallon even busted out his Morissey imitation, and Armisen joins in. They then broke out two guitars to do a version of Elvis Costello singing “Happy Birthday.”

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