Jake Gyllenhaal Sings Rendition of Boyz II Men’s ‘End of the Road’ in ‘SNL’ Season Finale: Watch

Jake Gyllenhaal showed off his R&B musical chops while hosting Saturday Night Live.


During his opening monologue on May 18, the Road House actor sang an impressive rendition of Boyz II Men‘s 1992 hit song “End of the Road” to mark the show’s season 49 finale.

Before breaking into song, Gyllenhaal poked fun at hosting the season 49 finale before the long-running NBC sketch comedy show celebrates its 50th season.

“When you think of historic television seasons, the first number that pops into your head is 49,” the actor said. “I mean, sure, you know, one more episode and I would have been hosting the premiere of the 50th season, but who cares?”

He added, “I know we’re all waiting for Season 50, but you can’t get to 50, without a little bit of 49. And we’re here at the finale, the end of the road.”

Gyllenhaal then crooned to the tune of “End of the Road” while jokingly listing off the celebrities SNL asked to host the season finale before him.

“You know, I was actually SNL‘s first choice to host the finale after a lot of people said no,” he said. “I guess they’re all holding out for the 50th but not me.”

“I’m the one who said, yeah,” the actor continued before rattling off names like Pedro Pascal, Zendaya and Ryan Gosling, who recently hosted the show.

Gyllenhaal was then joined by SNL cast members Ego Nwodim, Kenan Thompson, Punkie Johnson and Devon Walker, who sported black baseball hats and white sweaters with tan pants.

“We’ve come to the end of the road/ It’s the last episode/ It’s time to say goodbye to season 49/ You’ll be 50 soon,” they sang together.

Elsewhere during the episode, first-time musical guest Sabrina Carpenter performed her Billboard Hot 100 chart top 10 single “Espresso,” along with a medley of “Feather” and “Nonsense.” Check out the performances here.

Watch Gyllenhaal’s SNL monologue below. For those without cable, the broadcast streams on Peacock, which you can sign up for at the link here. Having a Peacock account also gives fans access to previous SNL episodes.

Mitchell Peters