Arguably one of the most popular sketches in the past decade of Saturday Night Live, the digital short, “Lazy Sunday”, helped launch the viral video era, as well as the career of the then relatively unknown, Andy Samberg. It’s a surprise that five years have passed and no one has ever requested a live performance of Andy Samberg’s and Chris Parnell’s comedy fueled hip-hop song.
Well, tonight Jimmy Fallon put an end to that. With Parnell as his guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallonand an “impromptu” visit from Samberg, the first ever live performance of “Lazy Sunday” took place. And with the always impressive house band, The Roots, providing a medley of classic hip-hop beats for the duo to perform over, this is not a live performance you should miss. Hit the jump to check it out in its entirety. Here’s to hoping a live performance of “Dick in a Box” is in our near future.
In the first Red Nose Day special on American shores (benefitting the charity Comic Relief), celebrities such as Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Anna Kendrick, and even Kermit the Frog all showed up to participate in the live telecast.