SNL: Harry Styles headlines the show as both music guest and host flexing his comic chops as everything from a gangster to a 12-lb. chihuahua
Harry Styles got the chance to 'take things to the next level' at Saturday Night Live in New York City this weekend, as the former One Direction-er hosted the long-running comedy sketch show for the first time.
It was far from his first appearance on the SNL stage, however, as he previously played the show multiple times with his former boy band, as well as in 2017 in support of his debut solo album.
Now, the Sign Of The Times crooner graced the stage and worked his comedic timing muscles, acting in skits that called on him to portray everything from an irresponsible airline pilot to a promiscuous social media manager at a consumer-goods company.
First time: Harry Styles got the chance to 'take things to the next level' at Saturday Night Live in New York City this weekend, as a first-time host
Men! Be bold like Harry Styles in yellow trousers this season
Oh Harry Styles, what a handsome and dapper young man you are.
We seriously can not get enough of all the amazing looks he rocked as host of Saturday Night Live last night. The singer and actor basically wore the whole of the Gucci SS20 menswear collection, throwing in a couple of custom made numbers and a bit of Marni and Christopher Kane for good measure.
This louche tailored look is straight off the runway and we love the combination of dreary grey blazer with bright blue shirt and statement yellow trousers. And of course Harry carries it all off with style to spare.
So men, be bold, be adventurous and don't be boring. Click to the right to shop the current Gucci collection at Mr Porter, or recreate Hazza's look with the yellow pants in our edit below.
Styles, 25, also performed two songs off his upcoming album, Fine Line, which will be released on the 13th of December.
After the opening of the show, which included surprise guest Jon Hamm, Harry came out for the opening monologue serving a very '70s vibe in bright yellow trousers and a big blazer, with unkempt hair along with loud nail polish and a hefty helping of rings for good measure.
The best part of his opener came when Harry teased a potential surprise appearance of his One Direction band mates (which never happened), who he hilariously named as 'Niall, Liam, Louis... and Ringo. Yeah, that's it.'
'I'm just so grateful Simon Cowell grew us in those test tubes,' he continued, to audible guffaws.
That smile: The best part of his opener came when Harry teased a potential surprise appearance of his One Direction band mates, who he hilariously named as 'Niall, Liam, Louis... and Ringo'
In the evening's most charming sequence, Aidy Bryant appeared in a pre-recorded music video in which she played Joan, a somewhat happy-go-lucky young woman in a delightfully pink apartment who is negotiating single life after her former beau 'Steve chose to leave,' as she sings it.
Soon, a solution presents itself for Joan in the love department: 'My dog is my boyfriend,' she croons in crescendo.
The object of her affections is Doug, her 12-pound chihuahua, and Aidy/Joan breaks down their relationship: while it's very romantic, she (thankfully) specifies to the audience that they don't have sex, but rather, 'we just kiss, and then I take him out to piss.'
Cute: In the evening's most charming sequence, Aidy Bryant appeared in a music video in which she played Joan, a happy-go-lucky young woman in a delightfully pink apartment who is negotiating single life
Soon, a solution presents itself for Joan in the love department: 'My dog is my boyfriend,' she croons
More than enough said: 'We just kiss, and then I take him out to piss'
Then, in a delightful turn, Doug becomes Harry Styles himself, dressed in the same silly dog sweater, and the pair sing a magical and totally over-the-top duet.
Other sketches included Harry as a hapless assistant pilot, who makes the cliche mistake along with the captain of leaving the cabin intercom button on while making adult small talk.
The pair hilariously make untoward comments involving the female cartoon characters from Scooby Doo, to the utter incredulousness of their passengers, and from there things go from have to ridiculous.
If my dog were a celeb: Then, in a delightful turn, Doug the dog becomes Harry Styles himself
Ridiculous: He is dressed in the same silly dog sweater
True love knows no bounds: The pair sing a magical and totally over-the-top duet
One of the evening's best lines came during this skit, when new cast member Bowen Yang informed the pilots, 'I'm not a flight attendant, I'm a sky liaison.'
Another pre-recorded sketch, called 'That's the Game,' had Kenan Thompson as a drug pusher being undermined by his crony (an on-point Chris Redd) and a pair of cheesy white gangsters (one of whom was portrayed by Styles, complete with a yellow ski cap and a tear tattoo on his face).
The menacing and moody sequence soon devolved into a somewhat hilarious workplace-style comedy of errors, in which Redd clearly displayed increasing performance anxiety at the prospect of taking over Kenan's shady operation.
Other sketches: Harry played a hapless assistant pilot and a cheesy white gangster
In his role as musical guest, Styles channeled Bowie in a low cut black sequinned top for a bluesy rendition of Lights Up, the lead single from his upcoming second album Fine Line, supported by three gifted backup singers.
For the second number, Harry picked things up with the poppy Watermelon Sugar, wearing a more colorful ensemble of cantaloupe and magenta.
Will Ferrell will host SNL next week for the fifth time, and will be joined by musical guest King Princess.
Sing it: In his role as musical guest, Styles channeled Bowie in a low cut black sequinned top for a bluesy rendition of Lights Up, off his new album
For the second number: Harry picked things up with the poppy Watermelon Sugar, wearing a more colorful ensemble of cantaloupe and magenta