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What folks are saying about Gary Clark Jr.'s blistering 'SNL' performance

Staff Writer
Austin 360
Gary Clark Jr. performs at Antone's on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Austin, Texas. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

After thrilling hometown fans in an intimate show at Antone's early last week, local guitar great Gary Clark Jr. scorched his debut appearance as a musical guest on "Saturday Night Live."

The phrase "killing it" was probably the most common expression buzzing around the socials. Here are some more detailed responses.

Cast member Leslie Jones called it the best show ever.

Ok first@DonCheadle was the GOAT!! Like he made every sketch better and brought professionalism to another level!! Like an old pro!!  And@GaryClarkJr was dope! Best show ever!! Here are some

— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg)February 17, 2019

Clark himself noted that the experience was life changing.

I played@nbcsnl last night. My life is different now. Call me Sir, don’t look me in the eye when I walk past you and only blue m&ms in my dressing room. Thank you. real talk tho: I love…

— Gary Clark Jr (@GaryClarkJr)February 17, 2019

Local music writer/DJ Andy Langer kept track of Clark's real time stats.

One song in, Twitter search’s 3rd options suggests people dig what they’re seeing of@GaryClarkJr on SNL. And indeed, while instant reviews of SNL musical guests are typically pretty gnarly, at halftime, he’s at what’s gotta be a 90%+ approval

— Andy Langer (@Andylanger)February 17, 2019

This guy suggested Gary Clark Jr. was a smooth criminal.

Hi, yes. I’d like report a crime.

Gary Clark Jr. just stole the show#snl

— Ben (@MinnesotaBen)February 17, 2019

This woman chased Clark down with a broken foot to get a picture.

When I showed everyone this picture they said “who’s that”? Now they all know. Oh and when I ran across the street to get this picture i had a broken

— Marissa Kraegel (@MKraegel87)February 18, 2019

His home studio swooned.

We rival with how proud mom is ⚡️ You killed it on@nbcsnl@garyclarkjr#shoutouttomom#youtoodad ❤️

— Arlyn Studios (@ArlynStudios)February 18, 2019

And this woman pledged to put her money where her mouth is.

Me, on Facebook. Thank you,

— Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum (@sacrilicious713)February 18, 2019