Portlandia star and former Saturday Night Live regular Fred Armisen will be touring Australia for the first time in August and September.

The actor, comedian, writer and producer is bringing his comedy show Comedy For Musicians But Everyone Is Welcome to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

Armisen started his career as a musician but became known for comedy in 1998 when he posed as a journalist and produced Fred Armisen’s Guide To Music And South By Southwest at the Austin, Texas, festival.

After winning a Peabody Award for his work on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, which he appeared on from 2002 to 2013, Armisen went on to produce the hit comedy series Portlandia, which he co-created with and co-stars in with Carrie Brownstein (of band Sleater-Kinney). The show won Armisen a second Peabody and he was nominated for a string of Emmy Awards for producing such memorable sketches as The Artisanal Knot Store, starring Jeff Goldblum as a soft-spoken but passionate knot salesman; The Celery Incident, in which a vegetable salesman (Steve Buscemi) is desperate to make celery hip; and season-one ornithological classic Put a Bird On It.

Armisen's acting career has also seen him cameo in films and series including Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy; Zoolander 2; 30 Rock; Modern Family; Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!; and Parks & Recreation.

Presale tickets go on sale Friday July 12. General tickets go on sale at 10am on Monday July 15. More information here.

Tour dates:
Thu August 29 – Athenaeum Theatre

Sun September 1 – Astor Theatre

Tue September 3 – The Tivoli

Wed September 4 – Enmore Theatre