Most people nowadays are familiar with Joseph Gordon-Levitt for his roles in action thrillers like Inception or The Dark Knight Rises. He’s also shown he can be romantic in pictures like (500) Days of Summer . But it’s easy to forget how he broke into show business – comedy.
This weekend, Gordon-Levitt will return to his old home on NBC where he made a name for himself as part of a bizarre alien family on Third Rock From The Sun. The Peacock Network has come a long way from the days of Must See TV in the ’90s, but SNL has always been a bright spot on their programming schedule. It also helps that stars are always interested in promoting upcoming projects, like Gordon-Levitt’s Looper which debuts next week.
This is the actor’s second time hosting the program. The first was in 2009, when he was accompanied by musical guest Dave Matthews Band. This time he’ll be joined by Mumford and Sons. Watch the promos he’s taped for this Saturday’s episode below (via Vulture), and enjoy some of the last appearances by stalwart cast member Jason Sudeikis. After agreeing to stay with the program through the election (he does a killer Mitt Romney impression), word on the street is that he’ll be departing once the new year arrives.