Fred Armisen was on WTF with Marc Maron this week, and to be honest, this episode is not one I’d have normally listened to. the fantasy of this person from Mad Men, you know, great actress.
I’m not a huge fan of Armisen, and I’m not particularly interested in his life (though, it was fascinating to learn that he was a drummer for Blue Man Group for two years).
It’s a fascinating conversation, and it’s not going to translate well into print, because in print it’s going to make Armisen sound far more callous than he actually sounded on the podcast. At how little true work I would put into something.
So, if you’re truly interested in why that short-lived marriage fell apart in under a year, I suggest you listen (the conversation picks up during the last 15 minutes of the podcast and runs for most of the rest of it).
After caught up with the Sleater-Kinney frontwoman to discuss the show, its massive slate of guest stars — yes, Corin Tucker is among them — her interest in the sketch comedy genre and everything about Toni and Candice, their popular former activist, self-involved shopkeepers at everyone’s favorite feminist bookstore. After readers are going to love the feminist bookstore owners. Actually, I think Cath and Nance are my favorite as the couple with the dog and the couple with the farm, those are the ones that I love.
After Ellen.com: Was sketch comedy something you’ve always been interested in? AE: How queer is going to be considering how queer-centric Portland can be? The crux of the show is to be absurd and silly so we’re not trying to find an agenda or who we’re representing or not representing.
“So I could use it as a camera,” she explains now, a week and a half later, fishing cobb salad from a white, asymmetrical bowl that takes up half the table and makes her look tiny and childlike in comparison.
AE: Especially when they lock guest star Steve Buscemi inside the store. When you're in drag people start to notice that you look exactly like the actor justin long. So if I just -- CONAN: Doesn't sound like anything that would help people do a scene. He doesn’t come right out and say it, but basically he has a pattern of escaping relationships by sleeping with other people and forcing his partners to boot him. Basically, that’s what happened here: The romantic idea of the relationship wore off, and he woke up one morning with the urge to find that excitement elsewhere.