Giving all of the lady viewers a little thrill, Channing Tatum channeled his stripper past while kicking off his hosting efforts on yesterday's (February 4) episode of "Saturday Night Live".
The "Haywire" hunk's monologue saw him greet a handful of women in the audience as former "clients" from his stripping days while also pointing out a gentleman in the crowd named Leslie (played by Fred Armisen) who was his "best customer."
During the course of the show, a favorite clip was a Weekend Update sketch in which anchor Seth Meyers spoke of the SNL criticism received by past musical guest Lana Del Rey (played by Kristen Wiig), who fired back at the haters by saying, “Based on the public’s response, I must have clubbed a baby seal while singing the Taliban national anthem.”
Other segments included a Sci-Fi Cold Open in which Newt Gingrich was in charge on the Moon, Getting Freaky with Cee Lo featuring a guest visit from Matthew McConaughey (played by Tatum) and an ode to the Super Bowl via a piece titled Tom Brady & Janet.
Joining Channing on last night's "Saturday Night Live" was musical Bon Iver, as the folk band offered up performances of their songs "Holocene" and "Beth/Rest" during the course of the show.