20 SNL Host Picks for 2020

Here are my host hopefuls for the year. None have hosted before:

Catherine O’Hara

Catherine as the season opener, please. She’s over-qualified, Schitt’s Creek is ending, and I’d love to see what she comes up with.

Harvey Guillén

My sweet darling Guillermo muffin. What We Do in the Shadows is a lovely comedy free for all in the Gothic fashion. He’d kill it.

Robin Thede

Robin is busy with her own sketch show, but I had to include her here. When thinking of SNL hosts, she deserves to be offered the stage.

Benedict Wong

This has been a long time coming. He has a stage pedigree, superhero movie experience, and a brilliant deadpan. All the best SNL host components.

Julio Torres

Los Espookys was creepy good. Better, it was one of the funniest things I’ve seen in years. He was also just recently a staff writer, so he already knows how to host.

Natasha Leggero

Sticking to my process of adding hosts that are also strong comedy writers. Leggero is biting and sparkly. I love it.

LaKeith Stanfield

Here is a young talent that draws your focus. Even as a minor character in Knives Out, he gives a well rounded character that you want to see more of. When he’s the main character, you also want to see more of him. He could sell even the most ridiculous of skits.

Paula Pell

This. Woman. An SNL writing great that lights up any screen she’s on. Have you seen A.P. Bio? Have you seen her majesty on late night shows? We all need more of her.

Timothy Olyphant

Why not?

Zachary Levi

Having experience doing Broadway musicals gives Levi a Groundlings Plus rating. That is my opinion, and I stand by it.

Ming-Na Wen

The things that SNL could write around Ming-Na. Disney, Action, Badassness, Romance, and of course Comedy. It’s rare that the writers get to play with a host that can do so much.

Ewan McGregor

His eyes tell jokes. Dirty, hilarious, soul-shattering jokes. Just with his eyes. Let’s explore that.

Nicole Byer

We need more lady stand-ups on the SNL stage, and you do not get better than Nicole.

Gabriel Luna

This is a beautifully talented human. Gabriel ruled as Ghost Rider, and everything else that he has done.

Rose Byrne

My instincts tell me that Rose would be a top-tier host. Most of those instincts are from watching her in Spy.

John Cho

SNL is a tough experience to conquer. A certain kind of talent can skewer it right between the eyes. That is Cho.

Aubrey Plaza

Aubrey has always been incredible, but her work in Legion is beyond. SNL should offer itself up as her playground.

Taika Waititi

I just want to see what he would do. It would be amazing.

Issa Rae

She’s been a showrunner and talent for years, so this needs to happen already. Showrunner is even better than having writing skills, which she also has.

Keanu Reeves

The scurf-meister. The man of all talents. The dearth of Keanu on SNL is criminal.

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Review: SNL Season 45 Premiere

What was that?

*Spoilers*

Sigh.

Overview: This was a pitiful start mired in a weirdly conservative bog. There were some nice moments (Thank you, Maya Rudolph), and the musical guest Billie Eilish was fucking excellent. She was professional, talented, and truly enjoyable.

This episode highlighted the cracks. They might as well have held up a flashlight to the areas that think Democrats trying is stupid, P.C. Culture is stupid, and that still thinks overcrowding a sketch with too many people is a good thing. Look, loook at allll of our cracks. You seemed to say. We know they are there, you are surprising no one. Cracks are part of the deal when watching this show, but we did not realize how in love with the cracks you are. That is not a good revelation. This needs to be worked on. I want to blame this veneer of lazy humor on head writers Colin Jost and Michael Che, but it is probably more down to the show DNA that got them hired to the job in the first place. At least Che has it in him to be a solid writer, but there is a talentless dearth to Jost that makes his presence baffle me. How did he get here? When will he go away?

The good was not good enough to overcome the lame. Please do more with Kate and Aidy in a field. The apple skit was my favorite overall skit, and had the best Woody Harrelson bits.

Verdict: Move past whining. Oh darn, you had to lose a very racist cast-member before he filmed anything with you. Consider that a blessing, because you got saved from yourselves there. There is so much actual talent that SNL has. Maybe foster the awesome that is Julio Torres, Bowen Yang, and all the new writers this season that Bowen tweeted about. I do not know who they are, but I trust his judgement. SNL has not lost anything but they might if they do not build on what they have. This show has what it takes. Act like it.

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Top 10: SNL Hosts Seasons 43 & 44

Looking over the last couple of seasons has made me realize the strength of a great host. Well, I knew that before, but never have hosts been so key to SNL. The writing at Saturday Night Live has become an unhelpful bowl of spaghetti. Limp and swirling all over the darn place. This dish becomes stronger the more it embraces the odd noddles within (Julio Torres), which gives me hope for the future. The following hosts are the ones that inspired and danced with beautiful oddity:

1. Donald Glover

The Barbie skit. The entirety of this episode is brilliant, but the Barbie skit kills me. Donald as a writer and performer brought out the very best that the show is capable of.

2. John Mulaney

John’s second hosting did not quite reach his first, which was a masterclass. That is not to say that there is no skill here, because I believe Mulaney could become the next Steve Martin of hosts. Once again, as a writer, you have a host that shores up the weak parts of the show.

3. Tiffany Haddish

Omg, Tiffany was pure joy. Joy and talent and the very rare skill of making every sketch better by her mere presence. She knows how to sell comedy. If any writing was wobbly, she cut through it. She better be back, Lorne.

4. Adam Sandler

Adam came out of the past and ran me over. He just kept killing it. Killed the monologue, killed every skit, killed Update, and made people cry with real emotion in a beautiful moment. This was very unexpected, and I had no choice but to rewatch the hell out of this episode. Truly one of the greats.

5. Chance the Rapper

I was prepared for a musician host job: Charismatic but fumbly. Maybe in three skits at most. This is not what happened, and I love that SNL can still surprise. First of all, Chance was all over this episode. They let him talk. They let him be weird. They let Donald Glover come write some stuff ( even so, Chance owns this hosting job ) Yes, he was charming, but also funny in a most natural way. He smiled throughout as if he could not quite help himself, and yet still nailed every mark.

6. Sterling K. Brown

Sterling can put on a SHOW. It’s like a 1950s song and dance man got bit by a radioactive Cary Grant, so he can do comedy and drama too. He is a gift from the Gods of old. His total commitment elevate everything around him. The ‘Dying Mrs. Gomez’ and ‘Love Advice Doctor’ skits will make me forever happy.

7. Bill Hader

Everything lined up nicely in this episode, but I could not help feeling like Hader was coasting along. A lot of great moments, and I adore him, but that brought it down a bit for me.

8. Emma Stone

Emma is a pro at this, and her next episode will garner a five timers jacket. Her first two hostings were incredible, the second more so because the writers knew now what she could do. Her third was a bit stiff but fine, excepting the perfection of the Well skit. I missed her up for anything fearlessness of catching a laugh. This one was back to the best of Emma. When she gets into it, I can see that she is only going to get better and better.

9. James McAvoy

Another out of nowhere success that delights me about the last couple of seasons. Although aware of James, I had not seen him in a live comedy kind of situation. This is a top to bottom strong episode, and that is down to James. The writers were obviously fans of his and gave him no end of fun and strange things to do. Charmin is a gorgeous piece. He dived right in, picked them all up his capable Scottish hands, and took care of business.

10. Adam Driver

Sweet Adam. Talented Adam. Strong as it gets host Adam burdened with a not quite there yet writing team and a bummer of a musical guest. He still makes the top ten because of what he can do, and how much he brings to the SNL stage. This episode was dampened, and Adam deserves a redo. I hope he comes back.

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Top 5: Future SNL Host Picks

I. Love. Saturday Night Live. There is nothing that they can do that will ever kill it. It is forever. I am compelled. I shove my nose into every episode, wanting the fix of the skit that lands. This season can not deter me. It does baffle me. It does make me wonder which spokes in the wheel are off. Is the gleam coming off the Emmys shining too bright into the eyes of Colin and Che? What is happening over there, guys? Don’t get me wrong, that any episode of SNL has ever come together given the mayhem of its’ DNA is a win. But it feels like the writing has gone a bit haywire. I say that with love, and with the understanding that no matter how talented a host can be, they need the writing to back them up.

Here are my picks for five hosts so perfect for Saturday Night Live that their exclusion physically hurts me:

Tituss Burgess

How has this not happened? Tituss is Tina Fey royalty, that should count for an automatic invitation.

John Cho

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He is sunlight. He is rapture. He is the Cho.

Mindy Kaling

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For a time she was an snl writer, and now she has evolved to show momma. The writer and overseer of a tale well told and cast is the gift that she brings. Plus she’s funny as hell.

Retta

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Parks and Rec Alum, Stand Up Comedian, and shining bright on Good Girls. Her visits to Seth Meyers’ Late Night are basically SNL host auditions and she nails them.

Rachel Bloom

The energy and skill that she brings to Crazy Ex Girlfriend is a full resume that should allow this lady to do whatever she wants in her career going forward. Like, anything. Just go with it world, and enjoy.

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What if Skit: Cecily Strong on SNL

Cecily sits in armchair next to fireplace. Fancy.

Cecily Strong: Hello. Do you have problems sleeping? Is your vision constantly full of rage? Well, my name is Jaceline BittenBeach, and today I am going to share with you how to make these problems melt away.

First, get a velvet chair large enough to relax in with a lap creature. *Is handed a tiny dog* Now, stare at the fire and think about all who have wronged you. Mmm. Feel it burn. At this point, memory refreshed and raring to go, it is time to transition to your meditation desk. *Hands back dog*

Pan to desk, Cecily sits in deskchair.

I like to purge my feelings onto gold leaf stationary with my name on it. When these people receive them, I want them to know exactly who sent it.

Take your pen in hand with purpose. And begin.

Dear Abilgal Wainwright,

Your stupid horse wandered onto my land and hoofed his way into my stables. My Thoroughbred Mitzi is now an unwed pregnant whore horse. I ripped up her breeding papers in front of her and made it clear she was never to entertain your scallywag horse ever again. I will help Mitzi through this, as she has a bright future ahead of her. If I see your unwelcome semen horse ever again, I will shoot first and have the gardener bury it later.

Yours Truly,

Jaceline BittenBeach

Folds letter, puts aside.

Dear Mother,

Just wanted to say that I’ve been watching Sharp Objects and thinking of you.

Love and Kisses,

Jaceline BittenBeach

See? Isn’t it nice to get things off your chest? I hoped this has helped more people like me, who just need to relieve some gosh darn tension at the end of the day. Have a good night, and a bed wine. I know I will.

 

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What if Skit: Rose Byrne on SNL

Rose Byrne: Dixie

Melissa Villaseñor: Roxie

Kate McKinnon: Grandma

 

*Walking into church from the back*

Rose Byrne (Dixie) stands with her arms crossed, tapping foot.

Melissa Villasenor (Roxie) is gently helping Grandma Kate McKinnon onto lone chair in front of pulpit.

Dixie: Comfy, Grandma? Happy now?

Gma: Oh, yes, this is much better, thank you.

Dixie: Good. Care to tell us why the hell we had to switch buildings?!

Roxie: Geez, don’t swear at grandma.

Dixie: Oh, really? I’m the bad guy? I’m the one who started a freaking vampire Apocalypse, waited for us to find safety surrounded by guards with really big guns, and then had a fit about no, we have to leave and go to the church.

Roxie: She loves church.

Dixie: Well, I’d like to stay alive, instead of having my last moments spent with the two of you and your bullshit. I need to know why this old ass witch that I love so damn much had a breakdown about getting us here to the point I was terrified that she was having a heart attack, and now look at her. Sitting there like a fat happy bird, content with dragging us to our deaths.

Gma: Ok, enough with the dramatics, and listen to grandma. Roxie, I need you to collect some holy water in this (pulls out spray bottle from ginormous purse), and then come back to me for more instructions. Dixie, can you go to the office and see if the Pastor has any cupcakes left from the batch I brought over Sunday?

Dixie: Woman, I am not going to get you a snack right now. I need you to sit there and think about what you have done.

Gma: Sure. Oh, shit, vampire incoming. Roxie, spray him! Dixie (hand in bag, brings out a long ass slinky) I need you to put this in a circle around us.

Dixie: But..

Roxie: *Sprays*, *vampire hisses*

Gma: Do it!

Dixie: Crazy ass family. *Does it*

Alex Moffat Vampire (Outfitted in Hot Topic, as is all of his clan.): You may have succeeded in burning me, but your ward will not last forever.

Gma: Oh yes it will, because I was drinking Vinegar when I bought it, and I soaked it in Dr Pepper for 3 days.

Alex: *Gasp* How do you know of our weaknesses?

Dixie: Wait, that works? Cause shouldn’t it be drink the Diet Dr Pepper, and soak with the vinegar? Just contextually?

Gma: Well, missy, you never attended a special summer camp when you were a girl that went into vast detail about evil and vampires and which stabby thing kills them. Oh, Camp Vladula. Why did you all have to die so mysteriously and then burn to the ground?

Roxie: Should I spray him again, grandma?

Gma: No, we’re safe in the slinky. *Starts to look through bag again*

Dixie: Safe? What if more of his kind shows up?

Gma: Ok, what you’re not understanding is that we are in a church. And while we are in here, it is a only enough unholiness room for one vampire at a time kind of protection.

Dixie: So how do we kill him?

Roxie: *sprays*

Alex: Hisssss

Roxie: This is fun:)

Gma: *Takes tiny book from bag* Here. *Gives to Dixie* I need you to say these at him.

Dixie: *Reads* You hiss like a possum.

Alex: *Holds hand over heart* Argh!

Dixie: I don’t hate what you are, I just hate you as a person.

Alex: Why are you so mean?

Dixie: You’re like a large cat that won’t shut up.

Alex: *Dies and explodes into dust*

Roxie: Did you just kill him with your mind?

Dixie: Did I?

Gma: Vampires can not take three insults in a row. They are creatures with little to no constitution. If you say their name sarcastically, it’s immediate ash. But then you have to try to start a whole conversation to get it, and it’s not worth it.

Roxie: Hey look, it’s a bunny!

*Pete Davidson hops in as a bunny vampire*

Gma: Bunnicula. *Hands Dixie chocolate bar from purse* Throw this to him.

Dixie: *Tosses to Pete*

Pete: *Eats Chocolate* Can I have some more, please?

Gma: The Manpires are hiding the rest of it.

Pete: Those bastards. Okay. *Hops off*

Dixie: Move over.

Gma: Bunniculas are like Hippos for chocolate. We’re safe while he hunts.

Dixie: Yeah, yeah, I’m sitting. *Sits on corner of Gma’s chair* Move your big butt.

Roxie: *Sits on Kate and Rose* I love you guys so much.

Gma: Careful, my bag.

Roxie: It’s not comfortable.

*Mikey Day Vampire Enters*

Gma: Sigh. Up, girls.

*Leslie Jones as priest enters from back office*

Leslie: *Yells at Mikey* You better get out of my church!

*Mikey runs away*

Leslie: Yup. Come on, ladies. They are not coming back in here. I’m a black woman priest, these assholes are terrified of me.

Gma: You still have my cupcakes back there?

Leslie: No. I’ve got pie and some kind of casserole.

Gma: Girls, bring the slinky.

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What if Skit: John Cho on SNL

I wrote up a skit for a John Cho hosting of Saturday Night Live. I did this because I felt compelled, and it was fun.

He looks dapper as ever behind his “Personally Muddled / Certified Organic Fireworks” stand. It is not by the side of some small town road the fuck out of there. It is in the middle of a Fourth of July family festival, because his shit is homemade and full of heart. He is wearing a bowler hat, vest, and old timey mustache. It does not look weird on him, because he is John Cho.

 

Customer (Beck Bennett): I need ten of your most explosive big thing you got back there.

John Cho: Close your eyes.

Beck Bennett, who is kinda drunk and wearing one those tank tops for men with the realllly big armholes. Not for disparaging reasons, but because it’s the forth of July: Ok.

JC: Picture an inky black sky that feels like death and destruction but makes you want to cradle its beauty for the rest of your days. There is no one here. No one here but you and the sky and a love so pure that your body becomes weightless. What’s that sound?

Beck: Oh my god, what is it?

JC: It’s the stars. Millions and millions of burning lights that seek you out in the darkness. Pink from the east, butter yellow from the west, and specks of baby blue all over. Each one called to you. They swirl around you and explode in a tornado of love and beauty and light which purifies your soul like the first step of a new born fawn. Open your eyes, and go out into this world carrying this light with you forevermore.

Beck, crying: Thank you.

JC: *Nods*


Kyle Mooney, trying to match Cho’s level of hipster perfection but failing: Hey, like, what do you think I should get? Like, what’s the freshest thing here?

JC: The closest to my heart is a peacock named Penelope. Her feathers are coated in Biodegradable glitter and when her tail fans out and up and a little over, it’s like the Northern Lights. Which is where we met.

Kate McKinnon as Penelope pops up: Squawk!

JC: Yeah, she does not like you and your whole vibe, so I need you to go away.

*Kyle sadwalks away*

Penelope: Squawk.

JC: Yes. Soon, darling.


Cecily Strong and Heidi Gardner, girl nighting it hard: *speaking softly the whole time, like it’s a secret, but obviously stage whispers*

C&H: Hi. Hi. We have martinis. They are sooo good, and totally recommend (points to food truck). And this whole thing is like so nice. But. Can we have, um, sparklers to put in our glasses?

Heidi: You don’t have to!

Cecily: But it would just mean so much, because we’re such good friends. And I love America.

Heidi: It’s just kind of disappointing, because they were out of the cheese we like.

Either/Or: And we just want to feel special.

Cecily: So, if you could find it in your heart. To please sell us some sparklers to put into our drinks.

Heidi: That would be so amazing.

Cecily: AMAZING. Sorry.

JC: *Brings out glass of sticks, upon each is a very glowy glowworm.*

C&H both start to speak at normal volume: Ooohhh!

JC: What color?

Cecily: Gold

Heidi: Pink.

JC: *Places chill glowworms into glasses.*

Heidi: What is it?

JC: Do not worry, these glowworms are very well trained and gentlemanly. They only wish to sparkle naturally and keep you company. Fabricated sparklers are environment killers and fire hazards to those gorgeous lady frocks. Let me introduce you to Gus and Van Sant.

Cecily: They have names?!

Heidi: I think mine just smiled at me. It gives me this feeling that I will never be judged or found lacking ever again.

Cecily: Well I think mine wants to marry me.

JC: I think you might be right, that was the dirtiest wink that I have ever seen. I apologize, would you like to switch glowworms? Neil is much less hot blooded.

Cecily: No. I like it. Here’s my phone. I have Apple Pay, take whatever you think is appropriate and I will send my friend back for it later.

Heidi: That’s me.


Melissa Villasenor: *Points* What’s that?

JC: Night Boomerang.

MV: Cool. What’s that?

JC: Bags full of luminous sand that you can pierce with any handy bow and arrow.

MV: Nice. What’s that?

JC: Jars of fireflys, each one trained to fly in the pattern shown in chalk onto charcoal paint as is the customary label.

MV: Sold. Can I get the Banjo Fireflys and two night boomerangs?

JC: It would be my greatest pleasure. Enjoy the night, strange one of good taste.

MV: Right back at you, Fire Butler.

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SNL Dream Host List 2018

Here we go again:) It’s a rainy as hell spring here in Texas, so Stephanie is stuck inside and full of feelings.

This year there are no rules. I opened the list to all possibilities and people that have hosted before. Here is my pure I dreamed a dream host list for season 44:

September

Tiffany Haddish

My favorite host of the 43rd season so far, Tiffany is the brightest star in my possibility sky.

Margot Robbie

She opened season 42 with one of the best episodes in recent memory. She commits to the mayhem and I would like to see her become a new regular.

John Boyega

SNL needs some British humour every now and then, and so do I.

October

Kerry Washington

Please come back. It’s been so long.

Aubrey Plaza

Hey weirdo, wanna host the pre-Halloween episode?

Taika Waititi

Have you seen What We Do in the Shadows? He has to do Halloween.

November

Leslie Mann

She’s so cute and sweet and the right kind of crazy.

Donald Glover

Come on, man. Let’s do this.

Retta

Retta doing the Thanksgiving episode? Do it.

December

Zendaya

Lorne! Lorne! *poke* Lorne!!

Chadwick Boseman

This is a pretty sure thing. He’s talented and riding the high of Black Panther. If Chadwick hasn’t hosted by the end of the next season I will be very surprised and disappointed. (Bad Lorne!)

Jack Black

The Jumanji sequel was freaking hilarious and Jack Black was a big part of that. Christmas needs a showman, and I think that he is up for it.

January

Rachel Bloom

Sometimes I need to sing, dance, and watch something brilliant.

Jay Chandrasekhar

Super Troopers 2 is finally going to be coming out. Finally. It’s going to have a heck of a publicity tour, and that should include SNL.

Oscar Issac

Along with the comedic actors, writers, and stand ups, there is a place for the dramatic and charming. It’s all about balance.

February

Angela Bassett

One of the most talented actresses of our time, and she has never hosted before. Let’s fix this.

Idris Elba

For Valentines week, is there anyone better suited?

John Cho

I wish to throw Cho at as many things as possible. I love him in everything.

March

John Early

Young. Weird. Writer.

Marisa Tomei

She’s Aunt May and she deserved that Oscar.

Trevor Noah

Is there anything that he can’t do? I’m thinking not.

April

Lupita Nyong’o

Luminous talent that just keeps shining brighter.

Billy Eichner

Difficult People had a lot of well-deserved goes at SNL over two seasons. What would be more perfect than giving Billy a host slot after that?

Michelle Williams

Who would go to the movies just to see Michelle Williams? That would be me, bitches.

May

Mindy Kaling

The Mindy Project has ended, and I miss her. Mother’s Day episode.

Alia Shawkat

Has everyone seen Search Party yet?

Keanu Reeves

Will never give up on this. The last of the John Wick trilogy will be coming out soon and he needs to SNL when it does.

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Review: Tiffany Haddish on SNL

For the first time since the 43rd season premiere with Ryan Gosling, SNL flew true.

42 was a magically numbered season, when co-head writers Sarah Schneider and Chris Kelly led Saturday Night Live back into prominent greatness (and ratings). They not only had Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, but were not afraid to think outside the box with sketches. They got totes weird with SNL, and for that glorious year, it had never flown higher.

Which is why when word came out the these now beloved head writers were bouncing on to other things, I was worried. Worried that skits about expansive sinks, John George the book assistant, and a back pack fashion show would become things of only fond memory instead of freaky cogs in a brilliant whole.

Then came the season starter with Gosling, and it was so good. Ryan was confidant and nailed his second hosting, and the writing was delightful. My favorite was the Avatar font skit (Papyrus), a thing of pure and ridiculous beauty. The Gal Gadot, Kumail Nanjiani, and Larry David episodes that followed were not completely awful. The tone was off, certainly, but there were moments of SNL magic in each. This is not a criticism that the show has fallen off a log and into a chasm of badness. This is a note that I am worried that SNL has devolved. It is as good as it was a couple of years ago, which is fine. However, the ground gained over the past season seemed to be fully conceded. So imagine my happy giddy reaction to the Tiffany Haddish episode, a return to that brilliance. My expectations have been adjusted and I now know what you crazy kids are capable of, so you guys have to keep it going. That Haddish was the first female African American stand up comedian host is sad, but she killed. She better be the first of many to come, as there is much ground to cover and talent to tap into.

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Saturday Night Live is captured lightning in a bottle. Or even a bug in a jar. A bug that has a lot of weird phases and likes to sum up the world around it. It’s like it just had a huge promotion at its bug job last year but then got fired, went on a bender, sobered up and threw up everywhere, and suddenly put on a dirty hilarious rendition of Hamlet that made us all cry. I know what you can do now, you freaky awesome bug. You better give me a Taming of the Shrew that will rip apart my soul but in a way that makes me laugh, or you are not living up to your potential.

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Saturday Night Live Dream Host List 2017

It was fun coming up with another bunch of suggestions for Lorne Michaels to hopefully take into consideration. Again, for the sake of simplification, I chose three hosts for every month that SNL tends to air.

New rule this time: There is no one on this list that has hosted before. For a few, it was very surprising, but here are my picks for crazy talented people and first time Saturday Night Live Hosts:

September

Rachel Bloom

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is amazing, and this girl even auditioned for SNL. Rachel can sing, dance, and write some funny truths, making her the perfect premiere host.

John Boyega

How has this sweet baby angel of a man not hosted yet? Is his glee not infectious? Is he not of the Star Wars clan? And British?! Do it.

Chelsea Peretti

Chelsea has worked with Andy Sandberg on Brooklyn Nine Nine for four years, and in doing so, built her character Gina into the Goddess of all. Gina is the MVP glue of the magic that is the Nine Nine.

October

Retta

Donna from Parks and Recreation is my everything. That Woman can get it. I saw Retta on a recent Late Night with Seth Meyers episode and it reminded me how damn hilarious she is.

John Slattery

This man is a hot mess. After seeing him in different states of ruffled, I wish to see him take on SNL. Badly.

John Mulaney

Oh, the bridesmaid that was never a bride. Mulaney was a writer on SNL for years until he moved on, never making it to featured player. This was a shame, and I would like to see it rectified.

November

Miranda Hart

The BBC series Miranda is the perfect showcase for her awkward brilliance, and she killed it as Melissa McCarthys backup in Spy.

Keanu Reeves

Can you believe he’s never hosted? After the John Wick movies, you know you want this.

Terry Crews

The talented papa bear that is Terry Crews hosting the Thanksgiving episode? Yes.

December

Clark Gregg

Clark is one of those improv and classically trained actors. So strange, and so good at delivering.

Tituss Burgess

If you do not see why he belongs here, out with you!

Rachel Dratch

Dratch Christmas? You’re welcome.

January

Michaela Coel

After Hulu’s The Aliens and Netflix’s Chewing Gum, I am so onboard with more Michaela.

Krysten Ritter

She is lit with some serious fire, and so knows how to aim it.

Liev Schreiber

Liev is the personification of naughty humor wearing a monocle.

February

John Cho

I could list Star Trek, but the main reason Cho earned his place on my list is Selfie. It was a show that died too young, and it made me fall so in love with him.

Christina Hendricks

Valentines Day episode? Bring in the badass redhead.

Rashida Jones

Need. This.

March

Donald Glover

I mean, right?

Allison Dunbar

Allison is very intimidating. She is a Groundlings trained improv that also Burlesque dances. The awesome of that baffles and amazes me.

Dev Patel

Again, I am curious as to how Dev would play with the SNL crew. I feel that they would gel together beautifully.

April

Andre Braugher

How has this man not won an Emmy for his Brooklyn Nine Nine role?!

Ruth Negga

I’m just plain obsessed with Ruth:)

Glen Powell

My sugar angel sunshine. Everybody Wants Some and Scream Queens are full of funny actors, but Glen stands out. So much, it’s almost creepy.

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Katy Mixon

So perfect for the Mothers Day episode. Katy was boss in Mike and Molly, and she rules in American Housewife.

Vanessa Hudgens

Fresh off playing Gigi on broadway, this girl is taking her role in Powerless and having so much fun with it.

Larry Wilmore

Larry so deserves the finale spot after his Nightly show got cancelled. This man can write a skit like nobodys business and deliver the hell out of it.

Bonus Want:

Please just make Leslie Jones and Cecily Strong the co-hosts of Weekend Update already.

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