updated 04/13/2010 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 04/13/2010 AT 1:30 PM ET
How did Justin Bieber fare on Saturday Night Live last weekend? According to the show’s stars, the young singer – and PEOPLE’s recent cover boy – is a natural comedian.
“That guy is a force of nature,” head writer – and Weekend Update anchor – Seth Meyers told PEOPLE at “An Evening with Saturday Night Live,” presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in New York. “He was really focused on doing a good job. We saw [during rehearsals] that he’d be able to handle a lot.”
Bieber – who performed as a musical guest and also appeared in a sketch in which host Tina Fey played a teacher who lusts after her young student – showed his considerable comic chops, impressing executive producer Lorne Michaels who called him a “complete pro.”