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Channing Tatum strips down, spoofs McConaughey for 'SNL'

February 5, 2012 |  1:54 pm

Channing Tatum strips down for 'SNL'

Channing Tatum tried his hand (and chest) at hosting "Saturday Night Live" on Saturday, winning over audiences with his stripper moves and Matthew McConaughey impersonation.

"The Vow" actor took jabs at his pre-Hollywood days working as a male stripper, the inspiration for this summer's beeftastic "Magic Mike," using his monologue to lay down some ground rules.

"No touching. I can touch you, you can't touch me. Tips are appreciated; the only reason I'm hosting this show is to put myself through nursing school," he said. 

After the mandatory abdominal show, Tatum worked his way through sketches playing folks such as Tom Brady and his "Magic Mike" costar Matthew McConaughey.

In a sketch called "Getting Freaky with Cee-Lo," Tatum nails McConaguhey's syrupy Southern drawl and liberated hard body. 

A solid showing from Tatum, especially those stripper moves in the monologue, which you can watch below with another clip. All right, all right, all right


Tatum takes on McConaughey: 



First Look: Men of 'Magic Mike' get patriotic for strip routine

Anyone want to help Matt Bomer with his 'Magic Mike' thong?

Joe Manganiello's grandma isn't allowed to see his, ahem, work in 'Magic Mike'

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Channing Tatum in Beverly Hills in February. Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times