Mick Jagger may be one of the most electric stage presences in history, but for one sketch on "Saturday Night Live" last night, he couldn't overcome his crippling stage fright. Even in the face of some Mick Jagger impressions just a few feet away from his face.
In the sketch, Jagger, 68, plays Kevin, a meek insurance salesman out with some work colleagues at karaoke bar. Fred Armisen insists on singing the Stones hit "Start Me Up" and does his best to perform some moves like Jagger (which aren't half bad).
"I could never get up in front of a room full of people like this," says Jagger, who has fronted the Stones in four of the top ten highest-grossing rock tours of all time. "I just don't have that kind of confidence."
Bobby Moynihan then performs his own Jagger impression and sings "Sympathy for the Devil," and although he bungles the impersonation, replaces most of the lyrics with "sympathy for the devil" and eventually falls asleep, Kristen Wiig is so taken by a man performing a Jagger impression that she says she might have sex with him. Despite prodding from his friends, Kevin can't bring himself to go onstage, and ends the sketch by singing a forlorn ode to the fact that he can't get no "Satisfaction."