Last night, Mick Jagger served as both the host and the musical guest for Saturday Night Live‘s 37th-season finale. In addition to appearing in the majority of the show’s skits, the Rolling Stones frontman also took part in the performances of a handful of Stones classics throughout the show, some in skits, some onstage: “Start Me Up” and “Sympathy for the Devil,” both in a skit that featured SNL cast members Fred Armisen and Bobby Moynihan doing comedic Jagger impersonations; “The Last Time” with Arcade Fire and the Strokes’ bassist Nikolai Fraiture; and “19th Nervous Breakdown” and “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)” with Foo Fighters. Jagger also performed a newly written political song, “Tea Party,” with Jeff Beck.
Additionally, Arcade Fire helped with sending off SNL star Kristen Wiig, who made her final appearance on the show last night, by playing the Stones’ “She’s a Rainbow” and “Ruby Tuesday,” both with help from Jagger and SNL cast members as well as Steve Martin and Jon Hamm, who appeared earlier in the show.
Watch all of the aforementioned clips, plus Jagger’s monologue, below, in the following order: “Mick Jagger Monologue,” “Karaoke” skit with Fred Armisen and Bobby Moynihan, “The Last Time” with Arcade Fire, “19th Nervous Breakdown” and “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)” with Foo Fighters, “Tea Party,” and Arcade Fire’s Kristen Wiig sendoff featuring “She’s a Rainbow” and “Ruby Tuesday.”
“Karaoke” skit with Mick Jagger, Fred Armisen, and Bobby Moynihan
Mick Jagger, the Arcade Fire, and Nikolai Fraiture perform “The Last Time”
Mick Jagger and the Foo Fighters perform “19th Nervous Breakdown” and “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)”
Mick Jagger and Arcade Fire perform “She’s a Rainbow” and “Ruby Tuesday” in tribute to Kristen Wiig
Mick Jagger and Jeff Beck perform “Presidential Election Blues”