David Byrne was the musical guest alongside host John Mulaney on Saturday Night Live this weekend.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — “John Mulaney” Episode 1781 — Pictured: (l-r) Larry David, Rachel Dratch, musical guest David Byrne, host John Mulaney, special guest Jake Gyllenhaal, and Fred Armisen during Goodnights & Credits on Saturday, February 29, 2020 — (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)


The performance marked Byrne’s first appearance on the show since 1989. Byrne quickly took the crowd back to the 80’s as he broke into Talking Heads classic Once In A Lifetime. The memorable performance featured a bare foot Byrne alongside his 11-member backing band.

Byrne also appeared in the sketch “Airport Sushi,” which featured a cameo by Jake Gyllenhaal.


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