Elton John - Elton John Takes Over Saturday Night Live


Elton John gave a comedic turn last night as host of popular sketch show Saturday Night Live.

Elton John, more traditionally known for his musical talents, took the helm as guest presenter of the long-running show last night, participating in several different sketches which showed him arguing with the Queen and fronting a punk band.

Cameos included Tom Hanks and Jake Gyllenhaal, with the usual cast filling in, but Entertainment Weekly failed to see the funny side of Elton's performance, calling it 'one of the more shambling versions of SNL, with familiar faces  popping up as though serving as replacements for actual attempts at humour.'

However criticism was not abounding everywhere, with Nbc review calling his performance 'able and confident.'

Elton hit the headlines this week with his criticism of Kings of Leon over their public refusal to be included on the TV show Glee. Speaking on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the singer said, "A lot of bands say they don't want their stuff on Glee. It's like... "What the hell is wrong with you guys? 'Oh, we don't want our music played.' Well, Kings Of Leon, lighten up guys. When someone wants to do your song, it's a compliment."


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