Videolist: Fred Armisen’s Best ‘SNL’ Sketches

Fred Armisen’s departure from Saturday Night Live was announced today, and though the news came somewhat expectedly after Bill Hader’s announcement on Tuesday, it’s still sad to see one of SNL’s strangest and most absurdity-driven players move on from the show. In the spirit of Fred’s departure after eleven seasons, we’ve collected some of his most memorable characters and sketches, from the rambling Update frequenter Nicholas Fehn to his impressions of Liberace, Penny Marshall, Prince, and more.

Ritchie B


New Jersey Gay Couple

Ian Rubbish

Joy Behar


Steve Jobs

Martin Scorsese

Billy Smith

A Taste of New York

Nuni Shoener


David Paterson

Queen Elizabeth


Gino’s Pizza Rolls

TNT Promo: The Looker

Garth and Kat

Half Jewish, Half Italian, Completely Neurotic

Barack Obama

Patrick Kelly

Brazilian Bar

Nicholas Fehn

Prince Show

Videolist: Fred Armisen’s Best ‘SNL’ Sketches