Coldplay on Saturday Night Live, 2011, Video

Coldplay rounded out an epic run of promotional television appearances tonight with a trio of segments on what’s perhaps the most celebrated show of the lot: Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock’s classic sketch comedy program that Chris Martin and co. have joined three times previously. In addition to performing obligatory Mylo Xyloto cuts “Paradise” and “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall,” Martin got decked out in a blonde wig and decorative vest for a Weekend Update skit co-starring Portlandia‘s Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig as Garth and Kat. His comic timing and foray into acting was quite impressive, actually, perhaps aided by the fact that Armisen has a long history of collaborations with famous musicians.

Revisit all three clips from the show below (via Audio Perv):

Weekend Update


Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall