April 26, 2006

"He's just a smart, funny guy."

That would be Mick Jagger, who went for an offer of a secondary role in a TV pilot. "He did a lot of ad-libbing. Some of the funniest stuff in the pilot came from him." says Rob Burnett, one of the writers of the show, which is called "Let's Rob Mick Jagger."

I like seeing Mick Jagger get recognition for his comic acting. Remember when he played the role of Keith Richards in an SNL sketch with Mike Myers (who played the part of Jagger) in a "Point/Counterpoint"? And there was another SNL sketch where Jagger and Jimmy Fallon both played Mick Jagger, as Mick Jagger looking in a mirror.

9 comments:

Terri said...

I never have high hopes for singers-turned-actors, but I was delightfully surprised by him in The Man from Elysian Fields. Even though it is not a comic performance, it actually made me think, "Huh, this guy can act." I'm willing to believe now that he could give a credible performance, even a comic one.

Nancy said...

I remember that bit with Mike Meyers -- it was hilarious and Jagger was great.

mdmnm said...

ditto, Nancy.
The Myers/Jagger Jagger/Richards was one of the best SNL bits ever, or at least before I got old and quit watching. My roommate and I were nearly rolling on the floor when it showed.

Russell said...

Correction: it's Rob Burnett (Letterman's executive producer), not Mark Burnett.

Ann Althouse said...

Russell: Thanks. I specifically took note that it wasn't Mark Burnett and then wrote it anyway.

JazzBass said...

he's always been an actor. he's been acting like a singer since before i was born!

P. Froward said...

"Me too" on the SNL Richards impersonation.

Made Myers look kinda pathetic, though, didn't it?

Erik said...

Jagger was also hilarious in the otherwise forgettable "Freejack."

Veeshir said...

I liked him in the bit with Jon Lovitz as the "Yeah, that's the ticket" guy. That was pretty darn funny.
And who could forget him in the Simpsons?