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Fred Armisen on… Everything

The 'Portlandia' star and 'SNL'-alum Stops in KC to Muse on Prince, Punk, and PBS

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Funny man Fred Armisen stops in Kansas City during the Middle of the Map festival's IDEAS forum and chats with Flatland on everything from Prince to punk to PBS. (John McGrath | Flatland)
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Before the always-funny Mr. Armisen gave his keynote address to the Middle of the Map crowd at this year’s IDEAS forum, he sat down in The Folly Theater with Flatland. Check out his tips on doing a Prince impersonation, the melding of comedy and music, and all the Finger Lakes of Lawrence Welk.

The “Portlandia” co-creator and star also riffed on everything music-related for the audience. His outtakes here:

Fred Armisen on… Jazz

Fred Armisen on… Blues

Fred Armisen on… Doo Wop

Fred Armisen on… Hotel Lobby Music

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