Last night, for the first time in a long time, 'Saturday Night Live's musical segments proved to be actually worth your time and were not just an opportunity to run to the kitchen to make a sandwich. In addition to his regular hosting duties, Mick Jagger performed several times with special guest accompaniment. For the first musical interlude, he sang a medley of Rolling Stones hits with The Foo Fighters backing him up. For his second performance, he teamed up with Jeff Beck for a down and dirty blues riff about this year's political election.
The problem with frequently having superstars guest host your comedy sketch show is that some of them act like they're above the material and refuse have some fun with their image. This was definitely not the case with Mick Jagger, whose hosting duties on last night's 'Saturday Night Live' pretty much involved him just having an absolute blast at every turn. One of the highlights of the episode involved a sketch where Jagger was forced to endure a series of truly awful impressions of, well...himself!
It's no secret that Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger will host the season finale of 'SNL,' but now the main question on everyone's mind is, "Will he be any good?" If his promos with Kristen Wiig are any suggestion, the short answer is... It's too soon to tell.
Now that Mitt Romney has chosen the presidency over an 'SNL' hosting gig, Lorne Michaels has settled on a rock icon to close out 'Saturday Night Live's thirty-seventh season. Though he and the band he fronts, which many music fans consider the greatest of all time, have appeared on the show as musical guests several times before, the May 19th finale marks the first time the famed British rocker brings his patented swagger to an 'SNL' hosting gig.