Fred Armisen Tells Jokes Only Musicians Understand on 'CONAN'

September 20, 2018

There are plenty of stand-up specials on NETFLIX, but there is only one catered towards a specific audience... drummers.

Comedian Fred Armisen recently appeared on CONAN to show off some of his jokes for drummers that really killed with about 3% of the audience. "I spend many years as a drummer," says Armisen. "My memory of being a drummer is less about being in front of an audience and playing, and stuff like that. My experience is mostly trying to undo the screw of a cybal stand and then it always falls off and I have to go get it."

But it's not just drummers Armisen likes to joke about. Guitarists are another audience Armisen understands very well. Like how the intro to a blues song always bums people out, how jazz guitarists try to remake popular songs just by changing the chords, and why the guitarist in a political band has to suddenly stop just so the lead singer can go on a rant.