Monday 18 December 2017

Did you hear the one about Mick Jagger the Rolling Stone stand-up comedian?

This time Jagger, 68, will join usual cast members performing jokes, some of which will undoubtedly be at his own expense. Photo: AP
This time Jagger, 68, will join usual cast members performing jokes, some of which will undoubtedly be at his own expense. Photo: AP

Nick Allen in Los Angeles

MICK Jagger is planning to show off his comedy skills when he hosts an episode of America's "Saturday Night Live."

The Rolling Stones frontman will perform a humorous opening monologue and participate in comic skits during the long running show's season finale on May 19.



It will be Jagger's third appearance on the NBC comedy programme, but the previous two were musical performances.



He also made a fleeting cameo in 2001 rehearsing his stage moves in a dressing room mirror with comedian Jimmy Fallon appearing as his reflection.



This time Jagger, 68, will join usual cast members performing jokes, some of which will undoubtedly be at his own expense.



Episodes of the show feature a famous host from the world of acting, music or politics and have previously included President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Dolly Parton and George Harrison.



The record number of hosting appearances by a celebrity is held by actor Alec Baldwin with 16.



Saturday Night Live began in 1975 and at various times its cast has included comedians Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell and Tina Fey.



The Rolling Stones are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year and plans to mark the milestone include a documentary and book.



Jagger, who in 2009 joined the supergroup SuperHeavy with Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, will take his turn hosting the comedy show two weeks after popstar Rihanna.

Telegraph.co.uk

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