Posted in TV | comedy | music on May 19, 2013

by Bill Pearis

Fred Armisen & friends / Stefon & Seth / Kanye & Ben on SNL
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Even without Kanye's musical appearance, last night's Ben Afleck hosted Saturday Night Live season finale was especially eventful (and teary) as it was the final show for three long-running star players: Bill Hader, Fred Armisen and Jason Sudekis.

Fred got his farewell moment via a sketch featuring his punk character Ian Rubbish who performed song called "It's Gonna Be a Lovely Day." His band featured fellow departing castmembers Hader and Sudekis (and Taran Killam, sure to be a big player next season), and then he welcomed a cavalcade of musical talent onstage, including his Portlandia costar Carrie Brownstein, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis, Aimee Mann, Michael Penn, and the Sex Pistols' Steve Jones. With a chorus of "It's been alright, I've had a lovely night," it was a nice little sendoff. Video of that is below.

Hader got his sendoff moment, as expected, as Weekend Update nightlife correstondent Stefon, where anchor -- and soon to be Late Night host -- Seth Meyers finally gives in to his advances. "Weekend Update" also featured a surprise appearance by former co-anchor Amy Poehler who came out for "REALLY??" and stuck around to read the news. Seth, who is also SNL's head writer, will leave midseason next year to take over for Jimmy Fallon who is moving up to The Tonight Show.

Hader, Armisen, Sudekis and Meyers' departure leaves a giant comedy hole for next season. It will be interesting to see how Lorne Michaels fills it.

Videos below...

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Stefon says Farewell

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Comments (41)

Wow, these posts are coming up pretty fast. I guess when you fuckers don't have to cover the googa mooga, you hummus fuckers can actually work.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 2:55 PM

What does Armisen do now? Puppet shows? More Modern Weepers?

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 2:58 PM

@2:55- why you so mad, bro?

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 2:59 PM

pretty weak sketch besides the cameos?

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 3:04 PM

Why was Ben Affleck crying when he introduced Kanye for the first song?

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 3:05 PM

255 Suicide is an option!

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 3:06 PM

Seth Myers is too flakey and smug for his own tv show. They should give Dave Hill the late night show. SNL is a shallow pool of talent to search.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 3:09 PM

seth myers has never been funny and will fail at life.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 3:23 PM

^ but compared to jimmy fallon?

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 3:32 PM

That Fred Armisen sure has a lot of cool indie rock friends!

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 3:36 PM

"(and Taran Killam, sure to be a big player next season)..."
Like they have a choice? There's only him and Keenan left..

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 3:38 PM

keenan is painfully unfunny; i'm surprised he doesn't get ragged on more.

and yea 255 kill yourself, good morning

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 3:40 PM

Seth Meyers is just too bland. He has decent jokes on Weekend Update, but no personality. Basically, it's not even much of an honor at this point to host your own late night show, because there's so many, and apparently, anyone can be chosen for it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 4:11 PM

Everyone must be bummed that Armisen is leaving. As a comedian it's got to make you look good to work with the least funny guy in the world.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 4:58 PM

Why is Kanye wearing a blouse?

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 5:01 PM

^ and a pearl necklace!! It's the only thing that fit. And it makes him look thin!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 5:15 PM

at least Mascis has good taste in music.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 5:47 PM

Armisen went out like he came in, unfunny until the end.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 6:00 PM

maybe some of you arbiters of fine wit should write for SNL instead?

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 6:25 PM

why are all of you watching SNL

Can you really not find anything better to do in NYC

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 6:30 PM

Is it possible to find an mp3 of the armison song

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 6:34 PM

^why wou'd anyone want to subject themselves to that?

Armisen is NEVER funny.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 6:41 PM

Fred Armisen's problem is that he tries to be the hipster's comedian, and as a result his core demographic always calls him 'overrated' since he gets wide exposure.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 6:49 PM

^nope, his problem is that he is not funny

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 6:55 PM

one of the better shows recently. kanye killed it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 8:56 PM

Fred really should've invited Greg Ginn to join that gaggle of(mainly punk)icons. Instead, I had to settle for Void t-shirt on that guy from Witch

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 9:55 PM

Why does this ban consist of such strange guys? Iam not sure whether they are still in fashion but I find myself cant follow them.

Posted by fag bearing | May 20, 2013 3:33 AM

I've got two penises:

One for pee

and

One for blood

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 6:17 AM

Great pic of J Mascis, Carrie Brownstein and Iggy Pop!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 8:23 AM

go away Armisen!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 10:13 AM

że nie mają zgasić dużą sumę pieniędzy na.

Posted by carte 3ds | May 20, 2013 10:15 AM

^funnier than Armisen!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 10:30 AM

kwand, who cars?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 11:37 AM

It's neat to see all those people on one stage but... the song, was just fucking stupid. I thought it was going to be funny... I didn't watch the Kanye performance but it was likely even worse than this.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 11:48 AM

630, record it with a dvr, then you can be all cool out in NYC and watch SNL later

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 1:37 PM

just a bunch of fags as this website is, the show lost it's real talent years ago.......

Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2013 2:04 PM

It was sad to see Fred Armisen leave the show, but I’m glad I didn’t miss seeing a few of his characters before he left. I had to work late at DISH on Saturday night, so I made sure to set my DVR to record the finale. When I’m cleaning up around the house, I catch up on my shows from the day before, and being able to pause a show in the living room and resume it in the kitchen with my DISH Hopper helps me to stay productive.

Posted by Ruben | May 22, 2013 9:47 AM

Good riddance Armisen. Of their is any justice in the world you will be working at Sbarros this time next year. You are NEVER funny

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2013 10:08 AM

what is that Kanye west doing there ????

Posted by vacation rentals web design | June 7, 2013 4:01 AM

"Not bad for someone who couldn't play, at the time." Not bad, at all. I always loved his attitude whilst playing. One of the coolest ;-)

Posted by Eyre | September 30, 2014 2:24 PM

Seth Myers is too flakey and smug for his own tv show. They should give Dave Hill the late night show. SNL is a shallow pool of talent to search.

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