Fred Armisen, Steve-O coming to Vancouver for JFL NorthWest

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      Fred Armisen, of warped Saturday Night Live and Portlandia fame, is headed to Vancouver as part of February's JFL NorthWest comedy fest.

      His Comedy for Musicians but Everyone Is Welcome hits the Vogue Theatre on February 16 as part of several big new additions to the festival's roster today. 

      As well as putting a bird on it with fellow musician Carrie Brownstein (of Sleater-Kinney) in the satirical Portlandia show, Armisen is the drummer and bandleader of the 8G Band, the house band for Late Night With Seth Meyers, where he's always eager to judge a book by its cover. On SNL, he's nailed such eccentric roles as Nooni Schoener, the foreign art dealer, and Brit punk rocker Ian Rubbish.

      Elsewhere, Dave Attell, known from his Netflix series Bumping Mics with fellow comic Jeff Ross as well as movie appearances in films like Trainwreck, appears at the same venue on February 14. He gained a cult following with Comedy Central's crudely hilarious Insomniac With Dave Attell.

      And Jackass stunt dude Steve-O brings his multimedia comedy show The Bucket List to the Vogue on February 17. The guy born Stephen Glover is clean and sober these days, but evidently doing stunts more bone-breaking than ever.

      Meanwhile, podcast fans will be stoked to hear SuperMega Live's Matt Watson and Ryan Magee bring their weird assortment of videos, video games, and mail openings to the Biltmore on February 14.

      In other news, due to popular demand, JFL NorthWest has added a second show for another hit podcast, Girls Gotta Eat, on February 15 at the Biltmore.

      Tickets for all of the above go on sale Friday (January 11) here at The fest runs February 14 to 23.