'SNL' Hypes Improbably Punk Season Finale: Fred Armisen & Courtney Barnett Star in Promo Video

Courtney Barnett and Fred Armisen in Saturday Night Live promo
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Courtney Barnett and Fred Armisen in a promo for the season finale of Saturday Night Live.

The 41st season of Saturday Night Live is coming to a close tomorrow (May 21). For one last hurrah before summer vacation, the show enlisted former cast member Fred Armisen to host the season finale. Armisen took time for a new promo clip alongside tomorrow night’s musical guest, Courtney Barnett.

The Armisen-Barnett combo is just about as punk as SNL could (conceivably) get for a 2016 episode, and the fact it’s the season finale makes it even more improbable. But hey, if a guest appearance from J Mascis or Carrie Brownstein alongside a Californians revival is your cup of tea, you’re in luck. Back in 2013, Armisen’s farewell episode included appearances from the Dinosaur Jr and Sleater-Kinney members, as well as Aimee Mann, the Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones and Kim Gordon. 

Fred Armisen Fired Up For 'SNL' Return in Finale Promos: Watch

As for Barnett, she’s still doing victory laps behind her breakthrough 2015 album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit. While you’re getting ready for her to rock out “Pedestrian at Best” (we can only guess it’ll be one of her two song selections) check out Courtney Barnett’s 2016 interview on Billboard’s Alt In Our Stars podcast


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