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VIDEO: BLUE MAN GROUP Make Out Parties? Fred Armisen Spills The Crazy Details

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Before he started hitting the airwaves weekly as a cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live, Fred Armisen was a young musician from Long Island who moved to Chicago to play percussion for the punk rock band Trenchmouth.

But the current leader of the "Late Night With Seth Meyers" house group, The 8G Band, got his first steady performing gig in the 1990s in the Chicago company of BLUE MAN GROUP.

In this wildly animated Viceland video, Armisen fills us in on his BLUE MAN GROUP experience, including, would you believe, make out parties.

In 2016, global entertainment phenomenon Blue Man Group celebrates 25 years of living in full color with a series of new projects and appearances. The company is best known for the award-winning Blue Man Group show, performed in 15 countries and seen by more than 35 million people worldwide since 1991. A dynamic combination of music, comedy and technology, the show appeals to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds. It is continually refreshed with new music, fresh stories, custom instruments and state-of-the-art technology.

The company developed through a creative collaboration among three close friends, Chris Wink,Phil Stanton and Matt Goldman on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Blue Man Group now has permanent theatrical productions in Las Vegas, Orlando, Boston, Chicago, New York and Berlin, a North American tour and a World Tour.

This creative collective is part of the pop culture zeitgeist. Beyond the stage show, they have toured the globe with the "Megastar World Tour" rock concert parody, released 6 albums, including the latest album, THREE, and the Grammy-nominated Audio, and contributed to numerous film and TV scores. They've served as the face of branding campaigns for Intel and TIM/Brasil and appeared countless times on hit shows like "The Tonight Show", "Arrested Development", "Ellen", "Schlag den Raab" (Germany), "WOWOW" (Japan), and "Caldeirão do Huck" (Brasil).

Based in New York City, Blue Man Productions has extensive production facilities, recording studios and a 6,000 square foot Research & Development Lab with numerous new creative projects in the pipeline.


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