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Why Bowen Yang Says He Felt Like a 'Jerk' on Aidy Bryant's Last Night of SNL

It was Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson, and Kyle Mooney's final show, too. 

By McKenzie Jean-Philippe

Fans were bummed to see SNL alums Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson, and Kyle Mooney officially leave after Season 47. And in a new interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, current SNL cast member Bowen Yang opens up about saying farewell to these legends. 

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"[They were] four people who defined what the show was for so long," Yang said. The Fire Island star confessed he felt a bit like a "jerk" on Bryant, McKinnon, Davidson, and Mooney's last night because he kept taking pictures (which is honestly relatable). "At 'good-nights' they were hugging, and they probably imagined what this moment would be like, their last 'good-nights,'" Yang said. "And I was just off to the side but still sneaking a photo in. I felt like such a paparazzi jerk." Who could blame Yang for wanting to capture the moment?!

During his Tonight Show interview, Yang also gave the audience some behind-the-scenes tea about Dua Lipa. The comedian first met the pop star in 2020 when she was an SNL musical guest. Lipa ended up appearing in the "U.S.O. Performance" sketch.

"I wrote her into the sketch," Bowen said. "We named her Marjorie, and then at 'good-nights' I was complimenting her tattoos, and she said, 'Let's get one together.' And it was truly, like, an out-of-body experience." 

So, have the two gotten their matching ink yet? "The soft plan is we're 'gonna get it the next time she's in New York, but I feel like she's blowing me off," Yang joked. "I do want to take this time to address Ms. Lipa: OK, Dua. It was your idea. Dua, it's your 'ole pal Bowen, and I think we settled on the idea, which is we're 'gonna get matching Marjorie tattoos. I will learn stick-and-poke, or we can share the same needle. Whatever you wanna do."

We'll be standing by for an update. For now, though, you can watch Season 47 of Saturday Night Live on Peacock. 

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