On stage with the Foo Fighters at Kristen Wiig's final SNL after party
Inside Kristen Wiig's Final Saturday Night Live After Party!
Kristen Wiig may have gotten teary-eyed during her final Saturday Night Live sketch on May 19, but she was full of joy during the official after party in NYC early Sunday morning.
The 38-year-old joined The Foo Fighters on stage at the Rockefeller Center Skating Rink. Sipping on a Coors Light and wearing tight leather shorts, Wiig and the band's Dave Grohl, 43, closed the set with a cover of "I Love Rock and Roll."
Before Wiig took the stage, however, the evening's host Mick Jagger, 68, performed "Miss You" with the band and Amy Poehler, 40, sang Joan Jett's "Bad Reputation."
Wiig joined Saturday Night Live in 2005, and became known for her spot-on impressions of celebrities like Kathie Lee Gifford, Kris Jenner and Bjork. She also created several popular characters, like Gilly, Target Lady and Mindy Grayson. During her seven seasons, Wiig earned three Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series.
During Wiig's tender send-off, Arcade Fire played "She's a Rainbow" as her fellow cast members -- including Bill Hader, 33, Andy Samberg, 33, and Jason Sudeikis, 36 -- danced around her. Executive producer Lorne Michaels, 67, had the last dance, and Arcade Fire segued into "Ruby Tuesday."
Her Bridesmaids and Friends With Kids costar Jon Hamm, 41, and former Saturday Night Live cast members Poehler, Rachel Dratch, 46, and Chris Kattan, 41, also popped by to bid Wiig farewell.
In April, Wiig hinted about what Us Weekly had already confirmed: the seventh season would be her last.
"When I do leave, it's not because I'm sick of it and not because I see something better or anything like that," she explained on Here's the Thing With Alec Baldwin. "It's just that it's time. When I do leave, it will be the hardest thing. I mean, you know. You're there for a week and on Saturday night you're sad because you leave these people."
Wiig added: "This is my seventh year and that's my family. It's my heart. It's New York to me."
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