No more politicians hosting “Saturday Night Live” this year. Just comedians who play them — despite calls for Bernie Sanders as a guest.
“What I would propose, if legendary producer Lorne Michaels would consider it, is that Mssrs. Sanders and [Sanders impersonator Larry] David co-host a show together!” Brent Budowsky wrote Friday on observer.com.
“The Sanders-David duo could make a grand entrance down 5th Avenue on their way to 30 Rock. Wouldn’t it be a fantastic sight to watch them walking side-by-side while onlookers, not sure who is the candidate and who is the comedian, tell Mr. Sanders they always enjoy his comedy and offer Mr. David donations for his candidacy?”
NBC announced Tuesday that it will go back to the well of humor and movie stars by having former cast members Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co-hosting “SNL” on Dec. 19.
They follow Ryan Gosling and Chris Hemsworth as hosts Dec. 5 and Dec. 12, respectively.
“Gosling will make his ‘SNL’ debut and can next be seen in the feature film ‘The Big Short,’ due Dec. 23. R&B artist and singer/songwriter Leon Bridges will also make his ‘SNL’ first musical guest appearance,” the network said.
Hemsworth will return for his second time as host. His latest star vehicle is “In the Heart of the Sea,” a film that debuts Dec. 11.
Chance The Rapper will make his musical guest debut after wrapping up a national tour and releasing his latest single, “Angels,” for free on iTunes.
Musical guest with Fey and Poehler will be Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, his third appearance on the show.
A sampling of reactions:
I hope that when Hemsworth hosts #SNL again he falls in love with another chicken.
— Jordan Hickman (@jordan_hickman) November 17, 2015
SO IF TINA AND AMY ARE BOTH HOSTING SNL… 2 HOSTS… CAN GILLIAN AND DAVID HOST IT SOMETIME TOO? ?
— nadia (@PLANETNAD) November 17, 2015
— Samantha Highfill (@samhighfill) November 17, 2015
When’s the last time SNL had dual hosts? And what are the odds Fey & Poehler joke about how their movie bombs opening next to Star Wars?
— Jeff Burnett (@burnettski92) November 17, 2015
— Konstantine (@konstantinetalk) November 17, 2015
— Drudge Report News (@Drudge_Report_) November 17, 2015