Justin Timberlake is ready to make you LOL all over again, “Suit & Tie” and all. The “Di– in a Box” singer has just confirmed he will be the host and musical guest on the March 9 episode of “Saturday Night Live.”
Timberlake’s “SNL” appearances have become the stuff of legend. In fact, he has won four Emmy Awards for his work on the sketch comedy show. In 2011, he took home the prize for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for his monologue as well as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. Prior to that, in 2009, he took home the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for “Di– in a Box.”
In addition to pulling double-duty on the show, he will also appear on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” for a one-week residency. According to Timberlake’s Stipple page, “Justin will do a full week of performing and chatting with Jimmy Fallon on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon March 11-15!!! His visit will mark the first time any featured artist has appeared in every show during a single week!”
The “SNL” and Fallon appearances are timed with Timberlake’s next album release, The 20/20 Experience, which arrives March 19. He’s already gotten fans hyped for the release by performing two tracks, “Suit & Tie” and “Pusher Lover Girl,” at the Grammy Awards and performing “Mirrors” at the Brit Awards .
He’s also played three live shows: a pre-Super Bowl concert earlier this month, a post-Grammys set at the Hollywood Palladium and then one Wednesday night in London at the HMV Forum, which was attended by Justin Bieber, who recently pulled “SNL” double-duty himself .
Timberlake has more live shows in the works as well. In addition to their rumored joint tour, Jay-Z and Timberlake will headline the Wireless Festival at Olympic Park in London this July. Timberlake is slated to be the marquee name for the night of July 12, and Hova is up for the July 13 date.
What are you expecting from Timberlake’s next “SNL” gig? Let us know in the comments!