Beyoncé is that you?! Maya Rudolph returned to Studio 8H during the ‘Saturday Night Live’ 40th anniversary special on Feb. 15, as Queen Bey to highlight all of the incredible musical acts that have graced the iconic stage over the years!
We definitely know one thing for sure, Maya Rudolph, 42, does a perfect impression of Beyoncé! The Bridesmaids actress was on hand at the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special to discuss the best SNL musicians alongside of Martin Short with Kristin Wiig and Fred Armisen as their iconic characters, “Garth And Kat.”
Beyoncé: Maya Rudolph’s ‘SNL’ 40th Anniversary Skit — Does Spot On Impression
Maya definitely has Queen Bey mastered — with the wind in her hair and all. The hilarious comedian returned to the SNL stage as Beyoncé and sang her hits “Halo” and “Drunk In Love” — but of course changed the lyrics to go with the 40-years theme!
Wearing tights and a glittered short dress with a low and flowing wig, Maya totally nailed her look completely — and this is not the first time she has portrayed the icon.
Joining Martin on stage, Maya took a look back at some of the best musical acts to grace the stage with the help of “Garth and Kat” as well as Bill Murray who returned the non-existent, but hilarious theme song to Jaws.
Most recently Maya returned to the stage in May of 2014 to give an “official” statement after Beyoncé’s highly publicized fight between Jay Z and her sister Solange in an elevator. Before that, she did her best Beyoncé in 2012 with cast member Jay Pharoah by her side as Jay.
Following Maya’s incredible impression, Twitter blew up with compliments over her performance.
— Kelly Pfeiffer (@the5pfeiffers) February 16, 2015
— Melanee Svec (@melaneesvec) February 16, 2015
— Carm (@josnoopy29) February 16, 2015
If Maya Rudolph and Jay Pharoah want to do a spoof tour of On The Run, I’ll buy tickets. #SNL40
— Hattie Hayes (@HattieJHayes) February 16, 2015
— missbrookediaz (@missbrookediaz) February 16, 2015
Maya Rudolph is the best Beyonce😂😂😂
— janjan season (@janyewestt) February 16, 2015
I LOVE MAYA RUDOLPH WITH ALL MY HEART
— gwen steffany (@horcharze) February 16, 2015
Maya Rudolph and impersonating beyonce is all I need in life
— ałanna conłey (@LannaCon) February 16, 2015
[Kanye voice] Imma let you finish, but Maya Rudolph has the best Beyoncé impression of all time. #SNL40
— Hillary Felts (@HillFelts) February 16, 2015
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— Caitlin Beck