It's safe to say Adam Levine's first Saturday Night Live hosting stint was kind of awesome.
The Maroon 5 frontman brought on the star power as he showed off his comedy chops on the late night laugher this week, kicking off the show with a few celebs vying for a spot as his hosting coach (The Voice style).
"Like all successful singers, I knew I would try to overreach and try acting," Levine said in his opening monologue. "I've been a coach on The Voice for the last two years, so, tonight, I hope you don't judge me too harshly."
"Fat chance Levine," Andy Samberg said, popping up in a Voice-style chair to a round of applause. "You need my wisdom. I was in over 100 digital shorts as well as three live sketches, and I've dealt with my fair share of singers-turned-actors. Timberlake."
Cameron Diaz and Jerry Seinfeld were also on hand, swiveling around in Voice-coach style chairs to state their cases as well.
"If you want to succeed in comedy, you have to check your pride at the door," Diaz said during her spiel. "You have to be able to take a handful of Ben Stiller's splooge and stick it right in you're hair and spike it up like a Mohawk."
"We've all done it," Samberg added.
"I should be your coach," Seinfeld chimed in. "I get you…appealing, not as Jewish as your name. When it comes to your comedy, be smart, be clever, be one step ahead of the audience, that's where you use your Jewishness."
To our delight, Samberg wasn't just on hand for Levine's opening. The SNL alum stuck around to give us another classic Lonely Island digital short, a music video of sorts called Y.O.L.O. (You Oughta Look Out) featuring Levine and Kendrick Lamar (and a quick cameo by Danny McBride).
The song, which is already on sale on iTunes, is a "cautionary tale" about being extra careful as you live your life, encouraging people to do "safe" things like isolate themselves, pull out their teeth so they can't bite their tongues and build bunkers with titanium walls to protect themselves.
Levine went on to go head-to-head with Train's Pat Monohan (Taran Killam), John Mayer (Bill Hader) and Jason Mraz (Jason Sudeikis) in a dance-fight staged in a bar, was seduced by the overtly sexual, husky Janet (Bobby Moynihan) in "Adam and Janet," and played a flamboyant host of a talk show that gives straight people "gay solutions" to their problems.
But Levine really shined in a parody of Catfish, in which he played the show's host Nev Schulman.
"Hey, Nev here. As always, I just woke up and the cameras caught me all disheveled and cute. How embarrassing," Levine said.
In the sketch, Neive tries to help a woman track down her online love Ace Applebees, whose "family owns all the Applebees and some of the Chili's." She's been in a 10-year relationship with him but has only seen him in pictures.
"Even though he's been avoiding you for ten years, when I called him he immediately agreed to meet you on television," Nev (Levine) said, after going through the Catfish-style investigation to locate the mystery man.
Other notable sketches included "Sopranos High," which showed Tony Soprano (Moynihan) and his crew as high school students in the ‘80s, and Weekend Update's sit-down with an emotional Ray Lewis (Kenan Thompson) who stopped by to dish on the Super Bowl.
"Seth, if we win the Super Bowl, I'm gonna go to the 50 yard line of the Superdome, kneel down, and the I'm going to ascend into heaven," Lewis (Thompson) said.
Also notable was the Rosetta Stone faux commercial, which teaches Thai Phrases like "Is that for the whole night?" and "How much?," and the cold open, in which Martin Luther King, Jr. (Thompson) visits President Barack Obama (Jay Pharaoh) after his inauguration to talk about Beyoncé and Michelle Obama's bangs.
In addition to his digital short cameo, Lamar also performed Swimming Pools and Poetic Justice.
So, tell us, what did you think of Levine's SNL hosting stint?
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