Who is set to be the next host of Saturday Night Live? Going into tonight’s episode, we accepted the fact that the Idris Elba episode could be the last of the month — we hadn’t heard anything otherwise, even though we were still hoping for one around the tail end of the month. It didn’t really matter who — at least so long as it wasn’t a professional athlete or someone else we’d know for sure was all sorts of terrible.
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Here’s a double dose of good news for you now. First, we learned that Sandra Oh was going to host! Then, we learned that it was going to happen on March 30. There is still another episode this month! It’s also featuring someone in the Killing Eve star who really should’ve gotten this gig forever ago. Oh is uproariously funny in the right context, and we’ve seen that from her as a Golden Globes host and on the Emmys with former cast member Andy Samberg. Speaking of which, if there was ever a reason to bring Andy back to the show…
(Side note, we don’t know how many Killing Eve fans watch SNL, but Jodie Comer is brilliant and we’d be 100% game to be able to see her stop by for a cameo.)
The timing for Oh is perfect, given that this is happening close to the same time that Killing Eve is coming back for another season. Why not boost a little bit of those numbers? Also, why not have someone who will bring something new to the table? We’re grateful that Oh is getting to host, just as we’re happy that SNL is working to showcase more diverse talent in new episodes.
So why the long hiatuses during the season?
The short answer is that it just makes a certain degree of sense for SNL to do things this way, mostly because they don’t want to give the writers and cast members time to breathe.
If you missed it…
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