Fred Armisen to Join Seth Meyers on Late Night

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"Portlandia" Season 2 Premiere ScreeningLate Night might as well be the new SNL, as Seth Meyers has found his partner for his new show in Fred Armisen.

Meyers announced via Twitter this afternoon that he’s bringing his fellow Saturday Night Live vet with him to Late Night as his band leader.  Said the new Late Night host: “Fred will curate and lead the band, and continute to run it even when he’s off shooting Portlandia,” along with hashtag “8GBand.”

The announcement lands Armisen in the company of other late night talk show sidekicks including Letterman’s Paul Shaffer, Conan’s Andy Richter, and Craig Ferguson’s animatronic Geoff Peterson.

Late Night with Seth Meyers premieres Monday, February 24th.  Meyers will be stepping into Jimmy Fallon’s place as he is taking over The Tonight Show after Jay Leno’s exit last Thursday.

Check out Meyers’ tweet below:

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