‘Saturday Night Live’ Recap: Adam Levine Goes Shirtless, Lonely Island Returns (VIDEOS)

By: Peggy Truong / January 27, 2013

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Adam Levine did what he does best during his opening monologue on Saturday Night Live: take his shirt off.

The first-time host quickly found himself on the other side of a mock setup of The Voice, along with judges Andy Samberg, Cameron Diaz and Jerry Seinfeld.

“Like all successful singers, I knew it would only be a matter of time before I would overreach and try acting. Also, I’ve been a coach on The Voice for the last two years. So tonight I just hope that you won’t judge me too harshly,” said Levine, in a slick suit.

“Fat chance Levine,” Samberg fired back, in his bathrobe best.

Diaz then voiced her reasons for why she’s the best choice for a comedy coach.

“I’ve hosted before. So trust me. The first thing you should do as host . . . is take off your shirt. Just take it off,” she said.

While the shirtless display was one of the highlights of the night, perhaps the biggest screams and cheers went to the return of SNL’s first digital short since Samberg’s departure last season.

Levine, along with Samberg’s Lonely Island BFFs Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, celebrate all things “YOLO” in a wonderfully orchestrated three minutes. (Musical guest Kendrick Lamar also drops a couple verses).

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SNL also hosted a battleground for Levine’s band Maroon 5 and Train.

“Alright Train, fan out. Make yourselves at home,” Taran Killam says as Pat Monahan.

“Oh, hello Train. What do you think you’re doing here?” Levine asks.

“Uh, I think it’s a free country, soul sister,” Killam says.

Jason Mraz (played by Jason Sudeikis) and John Mayer (Bill Hader) later join in on the fun.

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Catfish also made its way to the SNL lineup, with Levine posing as the MTV series’ host Nev Schulman. (Video below).

Justin Bieber will serve as host and musical guest on the Feb. 9 episode.

What did you think of Adam Levine on ‘Saturday Night Live?’ Do you think Andy Samberg should return with more digital shorts? Weigh in below.

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