02/17/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A Night Out With Fred Armisen: Rock Band With His Girlfriend

"I THOUGHT about trying to do something cool, like see a band," said Fred Armisen, the "Saturday Night Live" comedian, on deciding what to do on a recent Monday night, as he walked out of the NBC studios in Rockefeller Plaza. "But then I thought we could just hang out with my girlfriend, Lizzie, after her show, and play Rock Band like I'd normally do."

"Lizzie" is the actress Elisabeth Moss, currently on Broadway in David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow," at the Ethel Barrymore Theater. That's where Mr. Armisen likes to go after work to gather with the show's cast and crew around an Xbox to play the video game Rock Band. It's good training for someone who is well known for impersonating Barack Obama, whose personal wattage is often compared to that of a rock star's.

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