The singer returned to the SNL stage with a little help from his famous friends

By Maggie Coughlan
March 10, 2013 10:00 AM
Credit: NBC

When it comes to hosting Saturday Night Live, Justin Timberlake feels right at home.

The singer – who had hosted the show four times before Saturday – called on some of his famous friends to make his fifth stint extra special.

During his opening monologue, Timberlake boasted that he now had membership to the “Five Timers Club,” an exclusive New York organization reserved for repeat hosts. Upon arriving, Timberlake, 32, was greeted by Paul Simon, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks and Candice Bergen.

Aside from his star-studded opener, Timberlake also brought tourmate Jay-Z along for a performance of their single “Suit & Tie.”