‘Saturday Night Live’ premiere preview: Seth MacFarlane talks hosting gig

Anytime that you host an edition of “Saturday Night Live,” the pressure is on; then, that same pressure is ratcheted up about 20 times when you are hosting the season premiere of the show, and are doing so with many new additions to the cast following the exits of Kristen Wiig, Abby Elliot, and Andy Samberg.

So does Seth MacFarlane show any of the nerves you would expect with this sort of challenge ahead? If he is experiencing them, he is doing a pretty good job not showing it. Speaking in a video interview with NBCUniversal Direct (which you can see below), the mastermind behind “Family Guy” gives us a brief hint of what we can expect:

“It’s been great so far. We will have an actually have a real, live, functioning helicopter involved in one of the sketches … It will be an absolute bloodbath.”

Should we actually believe what he is saying here? That is an entirely different question, but for now it does at least seem as though MacFarlane is embracing the fun of the show in a major way. He admits to knowing a good many of the cast and crew already whether it be through “Family Guy” or some other events across the industry, and that did help him to dive in a little bit faster and become comfortable. We’re sure at some point that there will be at least one Stewie impression, or a parody of the show that has not already been done already (which may be harder than you’d think given the power of YouTube).

The season premiere will also feature Frank Ocean as musical guest, and rumor has it that John Mayer will be joining him for one of the performances.

What are you the most excited about when it comes to the premiere? If you want to hear some exciting news pertaining to a Jay Pharoah becoming the show’s new President Obama, you can read the story over here.

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