Bill Hader Hosts SNL: Best, Worst, and Weirdest Moments

Justin Burnell:

Bill Hader was one of my favorite SNL cast members of all time. The news reporter and Stefon thing had me cracking up.

Originally posted on TIME:

When longtime cast member Bill Hader returned to Saturday Night Live on Saturday, for the first time back since his departure last year, the audience couldn’t suppress its adoration. Before Hader could even begin his opening monologue, someone shouted out, “I love you!”

Without a second thought, Hader said, “I love you, too.”

It was an appropriately affectionate kick-off to an episode, the season’s third, brimming with familiar pleasures. Hader and his catalogue of vocal tics slipped into nearly ever sketch. Even Kristen Wiig (and her saxophone) popped by for a bit. And in the sketches where Hader took a supporting role, in newer material, the cast seemed sharper for it.

The Good, The Bad, The Weird

The monologue hinged on Hader’s desire to sing on SNL, for the first time, with Wiig showing up to encourage him and then theater legend Harvey Fierstein, then Wiig again, this time…

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Lena Dunham Goes Naked & More: Her Best Moments As ‘SNL’ Host

Justin Burnell:

Last night episode of SNL with Lena Dunham was freaking hilarious!!!

Originally posted on Hollywood Life:

The star of ‘Girls’ took the legendary ‘Saturday Night Live’ stage for the first time on Mar. 8, and her hosting gig was a total success! Check out our five favorite moments from the episode below.

Since Lena Dunham is such a notable personality and a celeb with a clearly outlined persona, we weren’t exactly sure how she’d take to hosting Saturday Night Live, a gig that requires one to put on many faces. But by the time the Girls star was done, every worry we had was completely destroyed. But a handful of skits from the Mar. 8 episode of SNL specifically stand out.

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Ben Affleck: ‘SNL’ Host on May 18 with Musical Guest Kanye West | Just Jared

Ben Affleck is set to host Saturday Night Live for the fifth time on May 18, the show’s season finale!

Joining the 40-year-old actor that evening will be musical guest Kanye West.

The sketch variety show also announced two other hosts: two-time host Zach Galifianakis with musical guest Of Monsters and Men on May 4, and first time host and former cast member Kristen Wiig with musical guest Vampire Weekend on May 11!

via Ben Affleck: ‘SNL’ Host on May 18 with Musical Guest Kanye West | Ben Affleck, Kanye West, Saturday Night Live : Just Jared.

Kevin Hart to Host “Saturday Night Live,” With Musical Guests Macklemore & Ryan Lewis | Complex

Opinions about the quality of writing aside, it’s hard to deny: Saturday Night Live has been killing it with the guest hosts this season. Louis C.K., Jennifer Lawrence, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz – gotta give ’em some credit.

Fortunately, it looks like the series will be continuing this trend – according to The Hollywood Reporter, comedian Kevin Hart is set to guest host the show next month, with musical guests Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. SNL tends to be its best when they book comedians, so this is definitely promising and exciting news in our books.

Hart’s episode is set to air on March 2

via Kevin Hart to Host “Saturday Night Live,” With Musical Guests Macklemore & Ryan Lewis | Complex.

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Video Of The Day: The Lonely Island – YOLO (feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar) – 1/27/13

Former Saturday Night Live star Andy Samberg and his gang The Lonely Island is back with their new video called “YOLO” featuring Adan Levine of Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar. I seen this short on SNL last night. It was hilarious. This is real comedy rap stuff right here baby. “YOLO” is part of an “SNL Digital Short” skit.

NBC Sets Premiere Date for Next Season of “Saturday Night Live” | Complex

NBC has finally set a premiere date for the highly-anticipated next season of Saturday Night Live, which runs concurrently with the 2012 presidential elections. As announced on its official blog, the long-running late-night sketch series will premiere its 38th season on September 15th with host and musical guest still to be announced.

Well it’s official, summer is winding down. And while we’re sad to say goodbye to sun, shorts and the beach, we are excited to say hello to all of our friends and fans when we return for the Season 38 premiere on September 15th!! It’s been so long; we’ve missed you! So take advantage of these last few weeks of summer, hit up all the spots Stefon recommends and we will see you soon! Cannot wait.

Not returning this season are major cast members Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, and Abby Elliott, and still on the fence is Jason Sudeikis. Seth Meyers is expected to return, and will resume Weekend Update duties.

via NBC Sets Premiere Date for Next Season of “Saturday Night Live” | Complex.

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Throwback Of The Day: The Lonely Island featuring Chris Parnell “Lazy Sunday” (2005)

“Lazy Sunday” is one of my all time favorite Digital Shorts in the Saturday Night Live history. Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell are the funniest dudes ever. They rapping like gangstas. Classic comedy hardcore rap stuff right there. This track is from their 2009 debut album Incredibad. Freaking genius.

Lindsay Lohan: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings Success!

Lindsay Lohan helped score huge ratings in her hosting gig for the popular NBC sketch show Saturday Night Live, which aired last night!

The 25-year-old actress, who has hosted the show multiple times, brought the show to the number one time slot last night, beating out all other shows on the major networks.

Additionally, Lindsay‘s episode was the second most watched SNL of the season! NBA legend Charles Barkley takes the top spot for the show’s 37th season ratings win thus far.

Behind Charles and Lindsay, other popular hosts this season have included Jimmy Fallon, Melissa McCarthy, and Daniel Radcliffe, who round out the top 5, ratings wise.

via Lindsay Lohan: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings Success! | Aliana Lohan, Cody Lohan, Lindsay Lohan, Saturday Night Live : Just Jared.

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