Well here’s something we didn’t expect to be writing today: Fred Armisen – he of SNL, Portlandia, Documentary Now!, and Seth Meyers‘ house band fame – has just announced a fairly huge Australian stand-up tour set to go down in just a few short weeks.
Armisen’s debut Australian tour – he’s literally never performed here before ever – will form part of the sprawling Sydney Just For Laughs comedy festival in early September. But around that, he’ll be hitting up Melbourne, Perth, and Brisbane as well, with all shows taking place inside large theatres.
A spiritual follow-up to his 2018 Netflix special Standup for Drummers, Armisen’s tour is entitled Comedy for Musicians (But Everyone is Welcome). Glean from that what you will, but there’s almost certainly going to be a few gags in there for folks who know their crescendos from their crescendon’ts.
Tickets for all shows go on sale from 10am on Monday, July 15th. You might want to consider getting on it quick sticks, because this one’ll be a red hot ticket.
Full tour dates below. Get around it.
FRED ARMISEN – COMEDY FOR MUSICIANS (BUT EVERYONE IS WELCOME) TOUR
Thursday August 29th – Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne VIC
Sunday September 1st – Astor Theatre, Perth WA
Tuesday September 3rd – The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD
Wednesday September 4th – Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW (Sydney Just For Laughs)Image: Getty Images / Matt Winkelmeyer