Justin Timberlake
Plays Bon Iver's Justin Vernon on 'SNL'

A bearded, tweed-bedecked Justin Timberlake played Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon on Saturday Night Live last night, in a sketch where Beyoncé (host Maya Rudolph) and Jay-Z (played by Jay Pharoah) field a parade of celebrity visitors for their new baby.

Perhaps concerned that he'd offended the mellow folk-rockers, who had served as SNL's musical guest just two episodes ago, Timberlake held up large sign professing his love for Bon Iver during the show's closing credits. He needn't have worried, as Justin Vernon rapturously tweeted about the portrayal soon afterwards:

"holy shit, i was just watching SNL and JT did a Bon Iver hilarious thing! Also, Maya Rudolph saying 'bon iver' is enough. I can die now!!!" 

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