"She [said] you're a great actor, but too bad you didn't act like a human being . Though he's trying to work on his bad behaviors, Armisen said he gets "very caught up in the beginning." "I want it all -- fast," he explained.
and then somewhere around a year, two years, I get freaked out." "Do you feel entitled to more women? "I don't want to admit that out loud to myself," Armisen said, "but that probably is it." PHOTOS: When exes attack!
Armisen has portrayed characters in comedy films, including Euro Trip, Anchorman, and Cop Out.
Armisen is part of Thunder Ant, a comedy duo with Sleater-Kinney guitarist Carrie Brownstein.
The duo specializes in creating comedic short skits often about independent vocations such as one man shows, feminist bookstores, and bicycle rights activists.
Armisen has directed music videos for bands like The Helio Sequence.
Armisen also had a role in the Wilco documentary I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, which featured footage from his stint opening for front man Jeff Tweedy's 2001 solo tour.
He has also impersonated celebrities such as Martin Scorsese, Desi Arnaz, Corbin Bleu, Sam Waterston, Joy Behar, Tony Danza, George Carlin, Dov Charney, Howie Mandel, Alan Osmond, Ben Gibbard, Joey Lawrence, Harrison Ford, Liberace, David Gregory, Mick Jagger, Larry King, Penny Marshall, Kevin Mc Hale (as Artie Abrams from Glee), Randy Newman, David Lee Roth, Gene Simmons, Ringo Starr, Lawrence Welk, Paul Lynde, George Lopez, Randy Newman, Thom Yorke, John Oates, and Ice-T.
In 1998 he posed as a music journalist for the short film Fred Armisen's Guide to Music and South by Southwest.
In a January 2006 interview, he said, "I wanted to be on TV somehow.
For some reason, I always thought it would be an indirect route; I didn't know that it would be comedy and Saturday Night Live.
On SNL, Armisen often plays musical instruments in sketches, has two recurring characters who are musicians (Mackey the drummer from the Rialto Grande and Ferecito from Showbiz Grande Explosion), or impersonates famous figures in the music world such as Liberace, Phil Spector, Lou Reed, and Prince.