Sir Elton John hosted "Saturday Night Live" for the first time on April 2 and joked about homosexuality, being a father and performing at the royal wedding.
On the NBC live sketch show, John starred in skits like "Laser Cats: The Musical" and "Knights of the Realm," where those who've been knighted by the Queen were called upon to save the country. John also took over in the Lawrence Welk opening number, which combined his musical and comedy skills.
Several other stars showed up for the occasion, including Tom Hanks, Jake Gyllenhaal, Carmelo Anthony and Leon Russell.
John, a 63-year-old singer known for songs such as "Rocket Man" and "Your Song," and his partner David Furnish, a 48-year-old Canadian filmmaker, have been together since the 1990s and entered into a civil union in 2005. On December 25, they welcomed their son, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John.
John also appeared as the show's musical guest alongside Leon Russell, who released a joint album with the singer, entitled "The Union," which has sold 329,000 copies since its October release. In John's four-decade career, he has sold more than 250 million records, has won six Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award.
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