Former “Saturday Night Live” funnyman will curate and continue to run the band even when shooting “Portlandia”
Move over, Roots: Seth Meyers’ former “SNL” colleague Fred Armisen will be the bandleader on the new version of “Late Night.”
“Fred will curate and lead the band, and continue to run it even when he's off shooting Portlandia,” Meyers tweeted on Monday, a few minutes after posting a photo of the Studio 8G Band on the social media site, with Armisen front and center on guitar.
Armisen's own show, “Portlandia,” returns to IFC on Feb. 27. “Portlandia” will also be back for a fifth season beginning in 2015.
Meyers takes-over “Late Night” on Feb. 24, when his first guest will be Amy Poehler –another frequent “Saturday Night Live” collaborator.
Jimmy Fallon moves on to “The Tonight Show” one week earlier. His first show will feature Will Smith and musical guest U2. The rest of Fallon's first-week lineup was revealed earlier on Monday.
Both Fallon and Jay Leno took their final bows on their respective NBC late-night talk shows last week.