We had a feeling that “Saturday Night Live” would not wait too long to announce some of their November hosts following Donald Trump, and we know now that Elizabeth Banks will for sure be one of them.
In a post on Twitter, the “Pitch Perfect 2” director, who is best known for her roles in “The Hunger Games” and “Wet Hot American Summer,” announced that she will host the November 14 show. Disclosure will be the musical guest.
Banks may not be the most well-known host that “SNL” has ever booked, but we have confidence already that this will be a great show. While we haven’t seen her too much in this particular setting, we know that she has considerable comedy chops and has worked with a variety of people who are either former cast members (Amy Poehler) or have hosted the show many times (Paul Rudd, Anna Kendrick). She’s someone who is probably in similar social circles, and may know some of the performers already. It’s certainly a more comfortable environment for the people who are a little wary about having a politician, and a controversial one, in Trump hosting the show. That move is still being protested, but more than likely to no avail. We don’t see anyone changing their mind unless Trump decides he doesn’t want to do it.
Our guess is that there will probably be one more “SNL” in November on the 21st, but that is not confirmed. In addition, no host or musical guest has been announced. From there, we figure that there will be most likely either two or three shows in December. Our guess is three, since they should want to get at least nine episodes done before Christmas.
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