Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger will dominate the May 19 season finale of long-running sketch show Saturday Night Live, making his third appearance as musical guest and testing his comedic chops in his hosting debut, producers announced on Thursday.
Previously, the 68-year-old British rocker made a cameo appearance in one SNL skit. In 2001, he turned up as former cast member Jimmy Fallon was mimicking Jagger's famous dance moves in a mirror.
Over the years, Jagger has also made occasional appearances in film and TV productions. One of his most significant roles was in the 2001 film The Man from Elysian Fields, in which he portrays a dapper and urbane escort agency owner who lures a failed writer (portrayed by Andy Garcia) to join his company providing companionship to wealthy women.
Jagger's performance was well received by critics, with Entertainment Weekly saying the singer "prowls the velvety shadows purring like a hepcat."
The Rolling Stones celebrates its 50th anniversary as a band this year. Although guitarist Ronnie Wood recently said he and his bandmates are heading back into rehearsals soon, the rockers have yet to announce a new album or tour dates.
In the meantime, Jagger (like his fellow Stones) has been busy with side projects.
Most recently, he became a member of rock super group SuperHeavy, which also includes Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, reggae star Damian Marley, soul singer Joss Stone and Bollywood singer, composer and musician A.R. Rahman. In September 2011, the group released a self-titled debut album.