Justin Timberlake Joins ‘Saturday Night Live’ Icons’ Club

Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks, Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Andy Samberg and Jay-Z support JT as he enters Five-Timers Club.

“Saturday Night Live” pulled out all the stops for Justin Timberlake’s fifth stint as host, rallying a support crew bursting with the late-night staple’s icons and JT’s “Suit & Tie” buddy Jay-Z. After lamenting in his opening monologue that with the appearance, he risked “disappointing everyone due to overly high expectations — thanks, Internet,” JT was ushered into the Five-Timers Club by a parade of comedy legends with whom he shares the honor, including Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks and Chevy Chase.

Guitar in hand, Paul Simon welcomed Timberlake to “the most-exclusive club in New York.” A pipe-smoking Steve Martin joked, “I always thought if an ’NSYNC member made the Five-Timers Club, it would be Joey Fatone.” Candice Bergen also donned a navy robe with a “5” crest, as former “SNL” castmembers Dan Aykroyd and Martin Short, who’ve not reached the hosting milestone, served as the club’s bartender and waiter.

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