Put Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen and Seth Meyers together and you’re guaranteed a good laugh. Sharing stories about their time on Saturday Night Live, the duo hit the Late Night couch on Wednesday night (Sept. 12) to reminisce with their longtime friend and promote their new Amazon Prime series, Forever — a charming love story about a boring married couple who shake up their predictable life with a ski trip into unfamiliar territory.
Looking back on their golden years, the trio recalled the good times when Armisen slipped into something purple for a Prince sketch on SNL, with Rudolph taking on Beyoncé — when the singer was the musical guest on the show. Telling the audience how much they wanted to share the script with the icon, Rudolph remembered how the encounter went as she and Armisen patiently waited for Prince’s soundcheck to end.
“He finished the soundcheck, takes off his stuff, jumped off the stage, walked directly towards us, made a 90-degree right turn, passed us, walked by the double doors into the elevator and left the building,” Rudolph said laughing. “Very Prince!” Meyers added.
The longtime friends then remembered a bet involving socialite Paris Hilton, who was the show’s host on the same episode. “No one could get Paris Hilton, our host, to engage in any personal conversations. We realized she hadn’t asked any of us a personal question all week and Seth said ‘the first person she asks a personal question to, I’ll give a hundred bucks,’” Rudolph remembered. Unsurprisingly, the cash remained in Meyers’ pocket.
The pair, who met at SNL, are hitting late night to promote their new Amazon Prime sitcom Forever — a series created by Alan Yang (Master of None) and Matt Hubbard (Parks and Recreation) set to premiere on Friday (Sept. 14).
Check out the fun chat on Late Night with Seth Meyers below.