Adam Levine To Host SNL At The End Of January
There’s good news for fans of The Voice judge Adam Levine. The Maroon 5 frontman turned TV judge turned actor has signed on to host an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live. Levine will take on hosting duties during the January 26 episode of NBC’s long-running sketch comedy show.
Levine’s actually spent some time on the SNL stage in the past—as a musical guest, that is, who performed with his band. While it might seem like a great idea to give the man double duties during the episode, Levine will not be over-straining himself. He’ll perform all of the traditional duties as the host during the episode, and rapper Kendrick Lamar—whose 2012 debut album has gone gold—will appear as the musical guest during the episode.
Normally, I’d be a little hesitant rather than excited about Levine’s attempt at hosting. Musicians aren’t always as great at improv as many of the comedians and actors who have appeared on the show. However, earlier this year Bruno Mars’ epic SNL appearance has kind of turned my attitude around on musicians performing. Additionally, Levine has had to do plenty of impromptu live television critiques over the last couple of years and has acted in FX’s American Horror Story, so he has more experience than a lot of other musical hosts.
SNL kicks off the latter half of the season on January 19 with guest host Jennifer Lawrence and a musical appearance from The Lumineers. SNL airs Saturday nights at 11:35 p.m. ET.
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