Although his path would take him into the world of comedy, music played a significant role in Finesse Mitchell's upbringing. From hearing his mom playing Motown classics around the house to secretive listening sessions of the hyper-profane sounds of Too $hort and 2 Live Crew, the budding entertainer who eventually became a Saturday Night Live cast member now finds himself begrudgingly curating -- and sometimes censoring -- music for his young daughters. And music has become even more embedded in his family, now that he's married to Adris Debarge, daughter of R&B star El Debarge.

With a new special, The Spirit Told Me To Tell You, premiering on Showtime October 19, Mitchell shared advice on how music can play a role in relationships, what makes white people dance, and stories of rubbing elbows with musical icons in his SNL days.