NBC aired a Saturday Night Live tribute to the late Prince this week, which included all three of his appearances on the show over the years and the myriad “appearances” the legendary singer made via bits and impressions by cast members.
SNL alum, Tim Kazurinsky was on hand for the show’s 40th anniversary special in 2015. At the Plaza Hotel afterparty, it was another alum, Jimmy Fallon, who coaxed Prince–one of the after-party revellers–on stage to play. As a tribute, Kazurinsky uploaded video of the 6 minute plus performance of “Let’s Go Crazy” that featured a slew of alums and assorted famous people.
Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, Haim, Jimmy Fallon, Emma Stone, Chris Rock, Cuba Gooding Jr., the Roots and Bill Murray were some of the celebs on stage with the Purple One. At one point, the artist sent his guitar out into the audience to crowd surf!
It’s a pretty epic performance, complete with an extended guitar solo while the crowd goes nuts. Prince is likely the only sober one in the joint, as he jokingly addressed the group before he performed, “Dearly inebriated…”
If you missed SNL’s Prince special, it will likely turn up on Hulu and NBC.com, so watch for that.
Via Rolling Stone
UPDATE: The performance actually aired on the special. Here’s Jimmy Fallon’s tribute which aired at the top of the show.