Here's The Thing

Fred Armisen and Paula Pell

Monday, May 05, 2014

Hear from two veterans of SNL— a writer and an actor. Paula Pell was singing at a Florida theme park when she got the call from SNL and Fred Armison was drumming in a punk rock band.


Here's The Thing

Fred Armisen

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fred Armisen has always been ambitious; when he was a punk rock drummer, he recalls, he always "wanted much more."

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, All Hail Hailee Edition

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss the 2011 Oscar nominations with Slate Brow Beat writer Nina Shen Rastogi, IFC’s new sketch comedy Portlandia with Slate's Jessica Grose, and pay-per-thrill “reality adventures” with Slate’s Jonah