One of the iconic figures of rock ‘n’ roll will host the season finale of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” appearing on the show as guest host for the first time.
Deadline.com reports that Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones will be the host for the May 19 installment of the show. He will also perform as the musical guest. Jagger has appeared on “SNL” a number of times in the past but has never hosted.
The runup to the finale includes two other high-profile guest appearances, with Super Bowl-winning quarterback Eli Manning of the New York Giants set to host this Saturday’s show, followed by the return of “SNL” alum Will Ferrell to the show for the May 12 episode.
Musical guests for the next two shows are Rihanna, May 5; and Usher, May 12.
Jagger was first on “Saturday Night Live” in 1978, when the Rolling Stones appeared as the musical guest and band members participated in some of the skits. Later appearances included two performances as a solo artist — in 1993 and 2001.