Fred Armisen for the win. The Saturday Night Live alum hosted the season finale of the hit sketch comedy show on Saturday, May 21, and brought a few of his old pals back to help say adieu.
Armisen, 49, kicked off the night with a monologue about a monologue — more specifically, his faux one-man show, titled Love From New York, I Did Saturdays Right.
In it, he goes over-the-top and gets emotional delivering a hilariously self-important recounting of how he first got his start on SNL. (In real life, the Portlandia star was a cast member on the show between 2002 and 2013.)
Other highlights from the night included his turn as insufferable girlfriend Regine, with Jason Sudeikis lending a heavy assist as Regine’s smitten boyfriend, as well as a spoof on Robin Williams’ classic role in Dead Poets Society.
The sketch, titled “Farewell Mr. Bunting,” was a near word-for-word re-creation of the famous last scene from the 1989 film, down to the desktop declarations of “O Captain! My Captain!” — with a twist.
Andy Samberg made a surprise cameo on the show with a hilarious Lonely Island digital short about a woman with a sexual fetish involving Osama bin Laden.
Saturday Night Live will return in the fall, though the season 42 premiere date has yet to be announced.
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