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Learn Which SNL Player Hosts May’s 2009 MTV Movie Awards!!

Published at: March 16, 2009, 10:39 p.m. CST

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More bad news for the multitudes who insist “Saturday Night Live” hasn’t been funny in years. Andy Samberg is the latest SNL player to host the MTV Movie Awards, still one of the most-watched pieces of programming on the channel. SNL alumnus Dennis Miller was the show’s first host in 1992. Other SNL vets who have hosted include Eddie Murphy (1993), Jon Lovitz (1995), Ben Stiller & Janeane Garofalo (1996), Jimmy Fallon (2001 & 2005), Sarah Silverman (2007) and Mike Myers (1997 & 2008). Airdate for the special is May 31. Find all of Variety’s story on the matter here.

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  • March 16, 2009, 10:36 p.m. CST

    And I

    by Series7

    Jizzed in my pants!

  • March 16, 2009, 10:39 p.m. CST

    MTV is still on?

    by gotilk

    They should rename it to EmpTiVEE!

  • March 16, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST

    kinda can't wait to see this

    by castaway

    samburg sounds like a great choice for this. I feel like he has been the only funniest thing on SNL lately since it feels like they decided to almost exclusively do political humor. I loved the Natalie Portman gangsta rap video and just recently saw the new video for I'm On A Boat. That and I can't wait to see The Dark Knight win best movie. It will at least get the credit it deserves from a little cable show that is on a channel that continues to call itself music television but clearly isn't anymore.

  • March 16, 2009, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Andy Samburg has a Digital Short

    by Bumpasses Dawg

    In his pants.

  • March 16, 2009, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Don't forget Dan Akroyd

    by Emperor_was_a_jerk

    Dan Akroyd hosted the very first Mtv Video Music Awards with Bette Midler in 1984.

  • March 16, 2009, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Didn't Dana Carvey host once, or was that the VMA's?

    by Shermdawg

  • March 16, 2009, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Herc, you confuse...

    by The Funketeer

    You confuse us thinking the show is not funny with not thinking the cast members aren't funny. Don't you think it's odd that the most recent wave of cast members to move on to bigger and better things are actually producing work that is FAR better than anything they've done on SNL and more popular as well?

  • March 16, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Herc,

    by Timahh

    where has the snl talkbacks been? been missing like every other week............just saying

  • March 16, 2009, 11:12 p.m. CST

    oh and i guess i should comment on this

    by Timahh

    sounds cool i guess, i mean i'd like it and all if the MTV awards were so damn lame now. I used to love them but now with their awards presented by orbitz and stage setup so ridiculous it looks like the kids choice awards. They need to just put it at the metropolitan opera house or something. Make it a big deal, and not so much an advertisement. They can still let tila tequila present and the jonas brothers or some similar nonsense play music.

  • March 16, 2009, 11:14 p.m. CST

    last one promise

    by Timahh

    Does MTV still have the balls to present the VMAs? Seriously,I've scrolled through 46 hours of MTV programming without seeing anything related to music....or videos.

  • March 16, 2009, 11:15 p.m. CST

    i fucking love laser cats

    by Timahh

    the first one at least, the everything else has been kind of overkill. but still makes me laugh.

  • March 16, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST

    sherm...VMAs

    by Loosejerk

    Can't forget Garth playing drums with U2 to "Even Better Than the Real Thing"

  • March 16, 2009, 11:43 p.m. CST

    WHO CARES WHO HOSTS ANYTHING ON MTV?!

    by 35MinutesAgo

    I shit MTV.

  • March 16, 2009, 11:49 p.m. CST

    SNL hasn't been funny in years.

    by TallBoy66

    Is that show still on?

  • March 17, 2009, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Funketeer

    by palooka_boy

    You mean like Jimmy Fallon?

  • March 17, 2009, 1:39 a.m. CST

    I looked who was hosting and I JIZZED IN MY PAHNTS

    by JeffManSixtyFo

    You know he's gonna sing that jizzed in my pants song.

  • March 17, 2009, 2:36 a.m. CST

    It's the ONLY thing on the channel

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Besides "Who wants to date my daughter" and "Johnny Jackass does some stupid ass shit"

  • March 17, 2009, 3:32 a.m. CST

    He should host as Mark Wahlberg

    by JoeSixPack

    ...talking to animals. Say hello to your mother for me.

  • March 17, 2009, 3:43 a.m. CST

    "Hi goat." "Nice beard." "I produce Entourage."

    by F-18

    "Say hi to your mom for me, ok?"

  • March 17, 2009, 6:15 a.m. CST

    So Lorne Michaels sponsors this site?

    by FrodoFraggins

    With all of the SNL focused posts on this tie, I have to assume that Lorne Michaels / NBC are sponsors just like Amazon.com. This site is getting worse all of the time.

  • March 17, 2009, 6:18 a.m. CST

    This week's Tracy Morgan episode was pretty good.

    by tonagan

    And Kelly Clarkson's got some thick legs.

  • March 17, 2009, 6:35 a.m. CST

    Ron Google

    by Anna Valerious

    I hope he brings back that character. :) And I agree with lockesbrokenleg that it's the only thing worth watching anymore...I hate this reality crap. Unless they did "The '80s House", I'd have no reason to watch except for the Movie Awards. Oh, and I've been laughing over the album "Incredibad" for the last few days. "Skiddly-whoaaa!"

  • March 17, 2009, 6:59 a.m. CST

    John Lovitz hosted?

    by walrusholder

    anyone else find that a bit odd?

  • March 17, 2009, 8:02 a.m. CST

    How will he manage to be worse than The Love Guru?

    by Jugdish

    I'm sure he'll manage just fine...IF they had abrain- they'd get get fallon to host- maybe someone would watch his new show then

  • March 17, 2009, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Sara Silverman continues to suck

    by V'Shael

    No surprise there. How is she afforded the recognition as an SNL vet? She was fired after one season because only one of the sketches she wrote survived to dress rehearsal, and none aired. Did she just appear in a few sketches? Is that all it takes to be an SNL vet? <p> Useless cow.

  • March 17, 2009, 9:27 a.m. CST

    ugh..MTV needs to disintegrate.

    by DoctorZoidberg

  • March 17, 2009, 9:53 a.m. CST

    MTV Movie Awards? SNL? Why cover this?

    by whitty

    Seriously, why are SNL and the MTV Movie Awards being covered by AICN? What a complete waste of time. There's nothing cool or interesting about either. Why not focus on something visitors to this site would actually give a damn about?

  • March 17, 2009, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Get ready for a bunch of crazy rap videos!

    by Cotton McKnight

    Not that I will be watching this anyway. Honestly I think the last time I saw this show was when Ben Stiller and Janeane Garofolo hosted it. Need I say more?

  • March 17, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST

    SNL just has real crap writers

    by Jor-El23

    When I think of some of the cast members, they're all great in other things...Sudeikis, Hader, Forte, Poehler

  • March 17, 2009, 10:54 a.m. CST

    It's Like the Perfect Storm

    by Aquatarkusman

    Of utter irrelevance!

  • March 17, 2009, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Kelly Clarkson's thick legs ROCK

    by JeffManSixtyFo

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • March 17, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST

    samberg "ON A BOAT!"

    by funnyhat

    youtube search "on a boat", and laugh. Samberg usually is a tool, but now and then he hits one over the fence.

  • March 17, 2009, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Didn't he write the bits on the one Fallon hosted?

    by Tacom

    Like the "Revenge of the Sith" skit in '05 where Fallon was Anakin? I thought that was funny. Oh and agree with JeffMan on Kelly Clarkson. I would tear that big ass UP. To quote Spinal Tap: "The bigger the cushion/the sweeter the pushin'"

  • March 17, 2009, 1:57 p.m. CST

    ..stupid restrictions

    by JOHNPOT

    being in canada i can only ever watch 1/2 of the videos posted. Im still wondering if MTV will ever actually play music again...

  • March 17, 2009, 2:30 p.m. CST

    You know what this means?

    by Dragon Man

    It means he and his best gayfriend Justin Timberlake will hijack the show with their Dick In A Box bullshit.

  • March 17, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    The only thing the VMAs are good for these days

    by Rob0729

    The only thing the VMAs are good for these days is for a bunch of celebrities to embarrass themselves on national TV in front of a TV audience of hundreds of viewers. If Sandberg's family are a Neilson family, they can probably double the ratings of last year's VMAs. Talk about an awards show that tries to be current and cutting edge but only comes aross as tired and uninspired. Maybe that's why Mike Meyers hosted it last year.

  • March 17, 2009, 4 p.m. CST

    MTV Movie Awards means SNL is funny?

    by Heckles

    Got it. When a cast member hosts the MTV Movie Awards, Saturday Night Live is funny again. MTV is the barometer of what's funny on SNL. And Andy Samberg isn't even the best cat member on SNL. Yeah, Dick In The Box. Woo-hoo. Was funny for a few days years ago. <br><br>Not to mention that Janeane Garofalo and Sarah Silverman were such memeorable SNL cast members. <br><br>Come on, Herc. You can be better than this.

  • March 17, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    AICN is still on?

    by Orionsangels

    Oooh burn!

  • March 17, 2009, 8:53 p.m. CST

    THE ZIP FEEDBACK PROVES IT: SNL? MTV ? NOBODY CARES.

    by thegreatwhatzit

    More bad news: MTV is a dinosaur and SNL is a corrosive corpse sinking into quicksand.

  • March 17, 2009, 10:07 p.m. CST

    SNL + MTV.

    by I_am_the_ultimate_product

    It's like the exact opposite of chocolate and peanut butter.

  • March 18, 2009, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Pros and cons

    by MC Satan

    Pro - Andy Samberg rules music parody (Jizz in my pants, Iran so far, Dick in a box, Lazy Sunday) Con - The MTV movie awards have sucked since they stopped reenacting the nominees I would say good for Andy, but this is so irrelevant that it shouldn't impact his career much either way.

  • March 18, 2009, 1:55 a.m. CST

    (No) Comedy + (No) Music + (No) Film = ???

    by cinemixtape.com

    What is the point of this, exactly?

  • March 18, 2009, 9:44 a.m. CST

    MTV = (No) Music To View

    by MrMysteryGuest

    They should really call it RTV for all those 24-hour crappy reality shows they keep putting on there. When was the last time anybody saw a music video on that channel? Same goes for VH1...they only show videos for two hours a day! No wonder I go see music videos on demand on cable.

  • March 18, 2009, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Good Choice...

    by symon

    Hopefully this can recapture some of the fun this show used to have. I loved Ben Stiller way back in the Lost World sketch. "What did we learn here?" "Something about dinosaurs?" "Yeah, something about dinosaurs." I still say that after watching some completely pointless...

  • March 18, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    WHO?

    by ricarleite