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Watch Fred Armisen Interview the Clash As Ian Rubbish

The morning after the “History of Punk” sketch first aired on SNL, Seth Meyers tweeted, “Fred Armisen was born to play Ian Rubbish.” The character of the archconservative British punk is a perfect mid-point between his background as a musician and his career as a comedian. Good thing: Armisen is not ready to give up the character yet. Here is a video of him in character interviewing the Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon. They even play one of Rubbish’s songs together. It’s all really funny and endearing, as you know Armisen must’ve been freaking out inside.