The host of the 37th season premiere of Saturday Night Live has been revealed, and you might have heard of him: It’s Alec Baldwin, again. This will make it his 16th time hosting the show, finally allowing him to surpass Steve Martin as the show’s most frequent guest host. The second episode will be hosted by Melissa McCarthy, the Emmy-nominated star of CBS' Mike & Molly and this summer’s breakout hit movie comedy, Bridesmaids. McCarthy is a longtime alum of The Groundlings theater in LA that birthed many an SNL star, and is extraordinarily skilled at character-based sketch comedy. Audiences are in for a treat.
So, so far so good. But what about the rest of the season? We thought we’d throw out a few suggestions.
here.) There’s also plenty of material to mine from her own life, from Black Swan to the Marine Corps Ball she’d agreed to attend after a recruit posted an invitation to YouTube.
True Blood–but it’s his starring turn in the movie version of the game Battleship, due out in May 2012, that seems particularly ripe for the parodying.
Community star Donald Glover got his start in sketch comedy, with Derrick Comedy. He also has connections to the SNL family, having worked under Tina Fey as a writer on 30 Rock. That already makes him more qualified than 90% of last season’s hosts. Plus, he’s hilarious? Get on it, Lorne!
Modern Family star is kind of impossible not to love–a South American spin on the classic screwball sexpot. I’d like to see her go head-to-head with Bill Hader’s Italian talk show host, Vinny Vedecci, in an all-out Battle of the Ridiculous Accents.
Parks and Recreation–and Party Down before that–Scott elevates the classic straight-guy role. But it’s easy to forget he can play a wide range of characters beyond the hapless, put-upon everyman. Remember the obnoxious, helicopter sales-rep he played in the great, underrated comedy Step Brothers? The one obsessed with the “Catalina wine mixer?” Comedy gold.
So that’s my SNL guest host wish list. Who’s on yours?