15 Celebrities We’d Love to See Host ‘Saturday Night Live’
While some celebrities have hosted Saturday Night Live up to 17 times (here’s looking at you, Alec Baldwin), others have yet to even host once. You might think some of the biggest or funniest stars had to have hosted at one point, but somehow, many never actually have.
These 15 celebrities have never been front and center on the SNL stage, but we think they’re long-overdue for hosting the show.
1. Adam Scott
It’s honestly quite shocking that Adam Scott hasn’t yet hosted SNL. The comedian has starred in too many funny roles to count, but some recent shows you might love him from include Parks and Recreation, The Good Place, or Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later.
A fan has even created a petition on change.org for Scott to host SNL. Seriously. The petition reads, “As citizens of this country it is our right, nay our duty, to witness Adam Scott host Saturday Night Live. I don’t feel like I need to explain why this is important I think it’s pretty self-explanatory.”
Next: He’s definitely used to transforming into multiple characters.
2. Ewan McGregor
From playing Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars franchise to Lumière in 2017’s Beauty and the Beast, we know Ewan McGregor has a seriously wide range of talents. Plus, his ability to transform himself for multiple roles in the TV series, Fargo, would undoubtedly prove useful while switching from one SNL skit to another.
Next: She’s proven to be a comedic genius.
3. Mindy Kaling
Actress Mindy Kaling has proven to be a comedic genius time and time again, and, mixed with her bubbly personality, we think she’d make for the perfect SNL host. We’re betting she’d get some writing liberties for skits, too, considering she wrote for and starred in The Office, as well as created her own show, The Mindy Project.
Now that The Mindy Project is off the air, Kaling has moved onto the new project she created with Charlie Grandy, NBC’s Champions. The comedy series is crisp and relevant, proving even further that Kaling needs to be front and center on SNL at least once.
Next: He’s truly done it all — except for hosting SNL.
4. Donald Glover
There’s no arguing that Donald Glover has earned every bit of success he’s found, and he definitely deserves a night of hosting SNL. He’s truly done it all — he’s an actor, writer, director, comedian, and producer, and is even a rapper, singer, and songwriter under his stage name, Childish Gambino.
If you watch his comedy special, Weirdo, or even one episode of his genius TV series, Atlanta, you’ll know he needs to be on the SNL stage — stat.
Next: She’s already got some hosting experience up her sleeve.
5. Kristen Bell
The hilarious and multi-talented Kristen Bell already has some hosting experience up her sleeve — but not with SNL. She once stood in for Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live while he was out on paternity leave in 2017, and she totally crushed it (even after admitting she was pretty nervous).
The Good Place actress also served as the first-ever host for the SAG Awards in 2018, so she’s definitely more than qualified to stand center-stage on SNL.
Next: His episode would be guaranteed to be hilarious.
6. Billy Eichner
If Billy Eichner were to host SNL, we can guarantee it would be an amazing episode. We’ve loved his roles as Craig Middlebrooks on Parks and Recreation and voicing Mr. Ambrose on Bob’s Burgers over the years. However, his comedy game show, Billy on the Street, proved more than anything that he’s ready to take on hosting.
Each episode of Billy on the Street follows Eichner (along with a hugely famous celebrity guest) quizzing random strangers on the streets of New York — typically resulting in hilarious banter with everyone involved.
Next: Star Wars fans would be seriously excited.
7. Mark Hamill
Can you imagine how crazy Star Wars fans would go for Mark Hamill hosting SNL? He’s definitely earned his spot on the show, proving that he’s got a great sense of humor with some hilarious tweets.
For example, he once tweeted in response to Donald Trump’s attack on Alec Baldwin’s “dying” career, “When I was nominated for an Emmy & lost, I dismissed attacking the winner on Twitter as ungracious & a bad idea. Then again, I’m not the President.”
Next: She’s worked with Tina Fey multiple times — why not SNL?
8. Jane Krakowski
We can’t believe Jane Krakowski has yet to host SNL. She makes us laugh nearly every time she appears on screen, from her roles as Jenna in 30 Rock to Jacqueline in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Both shows were created by legendary SNL alum, Tina Fey, so you know Krakowski’s comedy would fit seamlessly with the rest of the cast.
Next: His deadpan comedy would be hilarious.
9. Nick Offerman
You probably know Nick Offerman better as his Parks and Recreation character, Ron Swanson. Offerman’s deadpan comedy while portraying the head of the Pawnee Parks and Recreation Department (who hates the government) makes us think he’d be the perfect SNL host.
Next: This legendary actress would bring her A-game to every skit.
10. Meryl Streep
You’d think Meryl Streep had to have hosted SNL by now, but alas, she hasn’t — yet. The award-winning actress is arguably one of the greatest (if not the greatest) of our lifetime, so it would truly be incredible to see her bring her versatile acting skills out to play in each hilarious skit.
Next: His variety of talents would work well on the SNL stage.
11. Josh Gad
After proving his singing and acting skills as Olaf in Frozen (2013) and LeFou in Beauty and the Beast (2017), we can already picture Josh Gad’s SNL monologue including a hilarious musical number. He would definitely go all in with each skit, which would make for a seriously entertaining episode.
Next: She may be a musical guest, but she needs to host, too.
12. Cardi B
Singer Cardi B is already getting some SNL experience by performing on the show’s Apr. 7, 2018 episode (hosted by Chadwick Boseman), but we’d love to actually see her hosting someday.
From late night show interviews to Snapchat stories, she’s proven to have an amazing sense of humor. She even managed to make her acceptance speech at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards hilarious, so she’d definitely get plenty of laughs on the SNL stage.
Next: He’s starred in a comedy for years alongside an SNL alum.
13. Terry Crews
Actor Terry Crews definitely has the right sense of humor for SNL. After all, he’s starred alongside SNL alum Andy Samberg in Brooklyn Nine-Nine since 2013, so his co-star could definitely give him a few helpful pointers for a successful hosting experience.
Next: Can you imagine her bringing back this character on the SNL stage?
14. Rachel McAdams
We’re willing to bet a lot of people would be happy to see Rachel McAdams bring back her Mean Girls character, Regina George, to the SNL stage.
The movie may have come out in 2004, but it’s become a true classic that only gets more quotable over the years. Seriously, SNL, make that skit happen.
Next: He was one hilarious POTUS.
15. Barack Obama
Yes, Barack Obama. He may have been the president of the United States, but Obama has proven to have an amazing sense of humor.
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