Following in the footsteps of musicians-slash-actors like Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears and Katy Perry, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine flexed his comedic chops during his stint as host of ‘Saturday Night Live’ last night (Jan. 26).
And while the ‘Voice’ coach held his own in his opening monologue (where Andy Samberg, Cameron Diaz and Jerry Sienfeld all made their pitch as to why they should mentor him on the show) and standout sketches like “Sopranos High” (which explored the problems budding Mafiosos have in high school), it was Levine’s musical turn in the digital short “YOLO” that has the blogosphere buzzing.
The track, a hilarious ode to living cautiously that featured the return of Samberg’s Lonely Island, featured Levine on the hook and a guest appearance from the night’s musical guest Kendrick Lamar. The track is, of course, already available on iTunes.
Lamar came back to grab the spotlight as the night’s musical guest, performing his ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’ tracks “Swimming Pools (Drank)” and “Poetic Justice.”
Watch Levine’s guest-filled opening monologue below: