Justin Bieber testing comedy skills with SNL gig

Teen superstar JUSTIN BIEBER is preparing to put his comedy skills to the test by stepping up to host a forthcoming episode of sketch show SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.

The Baby hitmaker has teased fans about his plans for 2013 on Twitter.com and, in a post on Monday (07Jan13), he revealed he's set to follow in the footsteps of fellow singers-turned-actors Justin Timberlake and Adam Levine, who will host the popular weekly sketch show on 26 January (13).

Bieber writes, "maybe im (sic) hosting and performing on SNL...maybe."

The TV job won't be Bieber's first time on the small screen - he previously tried his hand at acting for two episodes of popular drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2010 and 2011. He has also appeared in past SNL sketches.