CHANNING TATUM performed a striptease on Saturday Night Live when he hosted the NBC TV show over the weekend.

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We know he used to be a stripper in a past life, and it looked like he wanted to pay tribute to the profession that gave him his start in show business…

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Hence, his nearly R-rated performance. We wished he could’ve taken off his pants too, but this is television. Let’s wait for “Magic Mike,” the upcoming stripper drama based on his experience dancing full Monty, and where we’ll probably see stuff that’d sear our eyeballs to kingdom come…

Channing performed his monologue and striptease in front of a studio of audience that included his supposed “former clients” played by SNL cast member, Kristen Wiig and Fred Armisen, who vehemently deny having known him from his previous life. Channing then took the audience by storm shaking his famous money-maker, and eventually causing Armisen to expire from a “heart attack” from too much excitement.

Too see is to believe. Check out Channing‘s fierce loin-pumping moves at the 2:56 mark…

Photos Via Video Screen Grabs

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