Watch: This Is Why JT Is Returning To ‘SNL’
Just 10 days before dropping his much-anticipated comeback album, The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake will return to Saturday Night Live for a fifth time, serving as both host and musical guest on March 9, according to an announcement on his official website.
Then, Timberlake will take over Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, serving as the first-ever weeklong featured guest during the week of March 11-15. While chats with the comedic host are set for the Monday and Friday episodes, performances are scheduled for all five nights.
The appearances will top off Timberlake’s perfectly-planned publicity push ahead of his third studio release.
Ever since commencing his musical comeback with “Suit & Tie” featuring Jay-Z, Timberlake has stayed in the spotlight: From performing during a pre-Super Bowl party, going old-school on the Grammy stage, wowing a packed-house at Hollywood Palladium, and turning up London at the BRIT Awards, to amassing a following on his new Instagram account, unveiling the album’s artwork and track list, dropping a track penned for his newlywed wife Jessica Biel, “Mirrors”, and debuting his David Fincher-directed “Suit & Tie” music video.
Now as fans keep fingers crossed for a “History of Rap” part four on Fallon next month, it remains to be seen if Timberlake can outdo his raved-about past performances on SNL. But until then, Celebuzz is looking back at JT’s most side-splitting skits from the late-night sketch show.
1. “Dick In A Box“
Easily his most memorable skit of all-time, Timberlake teamed up with Andy Samburg for this parody of an early-’90s R&B ballad — and the skit quickly skyrocketed to a cultural phenomenon.
For this Mother’s Day-themed Digital Short, Timberlake and Samburg reprised their R&B-crooner roles for a slow jam about sleeping with each other’s moms.
3. “Single Ladies”
Slipping into tights, heels and a leotard, Timberlake swerves his hips — and backs up his booty — to the beats of Beyoncé.
4. “Immigrant Tale”
Playing a older-generation Timberlake first arriving on America’s shores, he fantasizes about the starry future of JT. Best line comes when he reveals his bedded Britney Spears: “I’d like to think that…he’ll date a popular female singer. Publicly, they’ll claim to be virgins, but privately, he hit it.”
Kicking off his string of “Bring it on down to…” sketches, Timberlake shows another dude the right way to shill the streets — with better costumes, smoother moves and the always alluring signature JT swag.
Now tell us: What do you think is Justin Timberlake’s most memorable SNL skit? State your case in the comments.