‘Saturday Night Live’: Bill Hader on difference between Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber

Saturday Night LiveWho knew that you could quantify a distinction between singing superstars Justin Timberlake and Justin Bieber? As it turns out, the difference between them is literally around 20 people.

Days after saying goodbye to “Saturday Night Live” with an absolutely brilliant send-off to his character of Stefon, Bill Hader explained in an interview with Howard Stern that when Timberlake came on the show for his fifth appearance as host, he did so with a pretty relaxed vibe. There were no handlers, and everything was literally done by himself.  As for Bieber, Hader commented that he had countless people with him, to the point that it made moving around backstage impossible. He also quipped that someone’s responsibility on Bieber’s team was to hold a slice of pizza, while another person was in charge of holding a Diet Coke.

If you really wanted to get defensive about Bieber, you could say that Timberlake had an air of familiarity about him after being on the show so many times, so he didn’t need a massive entourage. However, this was also not the first time that the other Justin has appeared on the show, even if it was his first time as a host. He knows the way production works, and probably didn’t need so many people keeping everything in check.

Is there a direct correlation between the size of a host’s entourage and the quality of the show? Well, it’s probably not fair to imply that … but Timberlake’s show was around a million times better than Bieber’s.

Do you appreciate Hader’s honesty in talking about backstage situations on “SNL”? If you want to take a look at who is posed to shine on the show moving forward to next season, all you have to do is visit the link here.

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