Fred Armisen Witnessed the Agony of Patriots Fans Aboard a Boston Train
The blizzard that slammed the east coast caused a ton of travel issues over the weekend, and Portlandia star Fred Armisen was caught in the middle of it.
Armisen, who’s also the band leader on Late Night, told host Seth Meyers on Monday that he was traveling from London to New York when his flight was canceled, forcing him to fly into Iceland and, eventually, Boston.
The New England leg of his journey ended up being an interesting one as Armisen was stuck on the same New York bound train as a group of Patriots fans–while the big AFC Championship was going on. During the frenzy, the actor and not-so-big sports enthusiast was texting with Meyers to see if he knew why everyone was going nuts.
He went on to describe the silent agony he witnessed as the fans realized the Patriots weren’t going to the Super Bowl this year, although Armisen had no clue as to the pain they were feeling.
“All of a sudden I heard this dead silence, then a huge cheer, and then dead silence for a much longer time,” Armisen said. “I really didn’t know what playoffs it was. I didn’t know what sport it was.”
Armisen came up with a pretty hilarious explanation for why the crowd was so rowdy.
“Maybe it’s because everyone’s just happy that they’re all together,” he said. “Maybe they’re all like, ‘Oh, we’re on a train. Hooray.'”
Check out more from Armisen’s discussion with Meyers below.