Fred (Armisen) had a character called Nicholas Fehn. He was a stand-up who did observational, political humor, but he never had anything prepared. He wore this Army jacket and he would hold up the newspaper and read from the headlines, but he never had any punch lines and he never had any points of view. The reason the character made me laugh when I got to sit next to it was - I wish there could be a photograph so you could see what Fred was looking at. He was just staring at blank cue cards. He was improvising everything. The cards would just have my name and my lines: ‘Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Nicholas Fehn,’ and then it would just be blank cue cards.
Amy Poehler (on her favorite SNL character)
Yes. Fred Armisen is awesome.