With Fred Armisen, Jason Sudeikis and Bill Hader having confirmed their exits from Saturday Night Live after this season, we knew last night's finale was going to be equal parts emotional and HIGHlarious…but boy, did they give both to their viewers HARD or WHAT?!
While there were many great moments during the Ben Affleck-hosted edition of the long-running NBC sketch comedy show, we think everyone can agree that Hader's final performance as the AH-MAY-ZING fan-favorite Stefon REALLY took the cake…especially when what started out as a relatively standard Weekend Update bit (featuring our beloved Amy Poehler!!!) descended in what we can only describe as MADNESS!
Oh, and just WAIT until you see how Anderson Cooper works into it all (above)!
But before we sob ourselves to sleep and forget entirely that Ben Affleck was even there for the night of good-byes, be sure to check out his opening monologue, for which he brings his wife Jennifer Garner on-stage to discuss his 'marriage' comments during his Oscar acceptance speech…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
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Live from New York, it's… an empty stage!?
Just days after NBC promoted Seth Meyers from a part-time gig on Saturday nights to the full-time Monday thru Friday job of hosting Late Night in 2014, more troubling news is emerging from Studio 8H!
According to sources at the NY Post, Fred Armisen, a.k.a — Boy George in this charming clip — is saying sayonara after this weekend's finale!
We were very surprised to see that SNL's promos for the upcoming Christoph Waltz episode lacked the violence of Christoph's usual projects (which we blame on Quentin Tarantino's love for it)! Seriously, we feel like the only thing we've ever seen Christoph do that didn't involve a gun was when he was in Der Humpink! LOLz!
Speaking of violence, though, we totally hope SNL spoofs one of Tarantino's movies, complete with a spoof of how much blood he seems to like to use! That would be HIGHlarious!
This promo doesn't hint at it though, and we're bummed that they didn't pair Christoph with someone other than Fred Armisen, who we feel is much better in Portlandia than he is on SNL. Still, it's all harmless fun — and when Christoph freaks out about how unprepared everyone is, well, we can't help to love him even more!
And we thought that was impossible! Ha!
Have you seen the show Portlandia??
It's on IFC and it's absolutely HIGHlarious!
It's basically SNL's Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein making fun of hipsters and the whole hip culture.
We've got a clip from an upcoming episode where they go to a raw vegan restaurant.
Apparently Elisabeth Moss isn't the only one who thinks Fred Armisen was a lousy husband.
So does Fred Armisen!
Surprisingly, instead of striking back, Fred actually agrees with the Mad Men star! Of the couple's quick divorce, he says:
Fred Armisen may no longer be the number one Barack Obama impersonator on Saturday Night Live, but on last night's episode of the sketch comedy series, he effortlessly stepped into the role of New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg!
Ch-ch-check out the cold open, which featured he and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as they addressed their constituents in lieu of the damages both places endured as a result of Hurricane Sandy earlier this week (above)!