We went into this weekend’s new episode of “Saturday Night Live” unsure of who the next host was going to be. Of course, we knew what that would mean: There would be an announcement during the show! More often than not, this is the way that the NBC sketch show chooses to do business.
Lo and behold, that is how they chose to do it tonight, as well, and the news is big: Larry David is finally getting his own show! After playing Bernie Sanders for two episodes earlier this season, he is getting his own episode to call his own and we couldn’t be happier about it. You know that he is funny, and he’s a huge change from many other hosts this season.
Does this mean that we are for sure going to get a Bernie impression at some point during the show? You probably can count on it; also, can we get a Jerry Seinfeld cameo at some point?
As for the musical guest, we’re getting a band in The 1975 who we are not that familiar with, but we’re ultimately fine with that. To a certain extent we consider one of the primary goals of the sketch show to be providing us with as much variety as possible in music, and introducing us to acts we may not be familiar with. Pairing them with a host the show knows will get good ratings is a smart way to get more viewers without sacrificing anything.
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