Saturday Night Live’s Season 39 has made big headlines several times recently, from hiring a slew of new cast members to nabbing excellent guest stars. This year definitively marked the end of the old guard and the start of a new one, but it’s nice to see some big names and veteran guest stars return to ensure the change happens smoothly. On Friday, NBC announced that Melissa McCarthy will be back to host an episode of SNL next month.
There were a few big Saturday Night Live updates today, the first of which was that Jonah Hill will be returning to host an episode later this month, and that Drake is set to pull double-duty, serving as both the host and musical guest for an upcoming episode this month. As if that weren’t exciting enough, NBC has passed along official word of the addition of Sasheer Zamata as a featured player in the current season of the long-running sketch comedy series.
Jimmy Fallon is returning to Studio 8H to ring in a bit of holiday cheer for Saturday Night Live’s Christmas-themed episode this weekend. And with a musical guest like perma-fixture Justin Timberlake to goof around with, something tells us the two kooky dudes are going to get everyone into the festive spirit whether they want to be or not. Thankfully, theirs is the gift of comedy and song: two surefire ways to get non-Grinches ready for jokes on jokes on jokes about spending time with family and dealing with holiday shoppers.
John Goodman is returning to the hallowed halls of Saturday Night Live a thoroughly impressive thirteenth time this weekend and the veteran host is churning out Christmas spirit as only he knows how: by screaming a lot with cast member and fellow loud person, Taram Killam. Happy holidays, you guys! And there isn't anything more festive than people talking very loudly — just ask anyone at your family's celebration this year (if you can get a word in edgewise).
Saturday Night Live has tapped Paul Rudd to host its December 7th show with cherubic British wunderbabies, One Direction. Yes, OMG! One Direction! Ahhhhhh! (Breathe, just try to breathe, tweens. It'll be OK.) The NBC comedy series — no doubt hoping to get a piece of the Anchorman 2 media blitz pie — have brought Rudd back for his third turn at hosting. And if these wee clips are any indication, the show's going to be good. Or in the very least, incredibly loud.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire star Josh Hutcherson hosted Saturday Night Live last night in an episode that had him rocking an 80s mullet at one point, and dealing with a man with a baby’s body at another. Laughs were scattered, but it always helps when the host is funny, and all signs point to Josh Hutcherson having a good sense of humor. Check out the highlights ahead:
Saturday Night Live Lines Up John Goodman, Paul Rudd, Justin Timberlake And Jimmy Fallon For December
Saturday Night Live in December isn’t for amateurs. While we’ve seen a few novices host SNL this month, with Hunger Games: Catching Fire’s Josh Hutcherson next on the list to make his hosting debut, Saturday Night Live is bringing in some veterans to host the December episodes.
Josh Hutcherson’s arrival at Saturday Night Live has been timed perfectly, as the young actor is starring in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which arrives in theaters this weekend. It seems safe to assume that some nod to the sequel will be made during Saturday Night Live, whether it be the opening monologue, a sketch, or maybe a segment during “Weekend Update.”
Lady Gaga showed off her sense of humor last night, pulling double duty as host and musical guest for Saturday Night Live. Highlights included her musical opening monologue, during which she proudly admitted she’ll take cheap applause where she can get it.
Perpetual fame monster Lady Gaga is a certifiable professional when it comes to causing a reaction. But in the promo clips for her appearance on Saturday Night Live this coming Saturday, (November 16 for those keeping score at home), she's also giving reactions as well — playing the oh-so-unlikely straight man to cast member Kenan Thompson's bumbling buffoon. And in her promos with Thompson for her forthcoming appearance on the NBC sketch series, there’s a lot of retching to go around. Literally.
The buzz surrounding Washington's appearance on the show certainly ended up manifesting in this week’s ratings. Saturday night’s episode pulled in a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 advertising demo at the network and and the best overall viewership of the season.
Edward Norton hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time last night. The episode had some great moments, starting with the cold-open, which took a jab at Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and the glitchy healthcare enrollment website. This was followed up by Norton’s opening monologue, which included a few celebrity guest appearances. And those were just some of the highlights. We also have the Wes Anderson horror spoof, and a weird but funny Halloween sketch.
Edward Norton will host Saturday Night Live this weekend, marking the actor’s first time at the center of an episode of the long-running sketch comedy series. Not only is does this hosting stint seem long overdue, but as the preview reminds us with the "I want you to hit me..." line, there’s an opportunity for any kind of Fight Club related sketch or nod here.
Kenan Thompson was grilled about the fact that there is a lack of diversity in the SNL cast, including no female African American players at the present time. When asked why he thinks this happens over and over, Thompson was put on the spot and responded with the following quotation
Saturday Night Live might want to start preparing a White House Oval Office set. Kerry Washington is coming to town! The Scandal star and Edward Norton are the two most recently confirmed hosts for upcoming episodes of Saturday Night Live. While Norton will host the last episode of October, Washington will follow one week later for the first SNL episode of November. Musical guests are Janelle Monae (for Norton's episode) and Eminem (for Washington's).