SNL‘s Season Finale With Fred Armisen: Courtney Barnett, The Lonely Island’s “Bin Laden Song,” & A Surprise Carrie Brownstein Cameo
On last night’s Saturday Night Live hosted by former cast member Fred Armisen, noted Australian Courtney Barnett helped close the 41st season in spectacular fashion. She shredded through “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party” and “Pedestrian At Best” from her killer debut Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit.
The Lonely Island also debuted a new digital short/music video for “Finest Girl (Bin Laden Song)” featuring Andy Samberg as his Connor4Real character from Popstar, members of the SNL cast, and plenty of shenanigans based off of a horrible sex metaphor.
And Armisen’s Portlandia co-star, Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein, showed up again in a Southern rock group sketch along with the cast and the episode’s other surprise guests Larry David, Maya Rudolph, Jason Sudeikis, and Samberg.
In a web exclusive Armisen went to the New York International Auto Show with Paul Simon.
And the season-wrapping SNL afterparty featured a performance by the supergroup of Barnett, Armisen, Brownstein, and Shamir.
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