Fred Armisen is many things: Fearless comedian, punk musician, Carrie Brownstein bestie. And apparently he is a fiercely accurate observer of New York city’s many accents, from the slightly-insistent Rockaway twang to the extra-tough-sounding Bronx growl. He showed them all off during a Doctors Without Borders charity event last weekend, and it was pretty killer, taking request from the crowd to demonstrate the various patois of New York City neighborhoods.
Armisen does Washington Heights, East Village, and the Upper West Side. But if there’s anything we can all learn from this video, captured by Animal NY, is that you shouldn’t ask for him to do Chinatown. Forget about it.