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‘We Have A Part That’s Similar!!' Learn Who Hosts The Last Three SATURDAY NIGHT LIVEs Of '11!!

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December 3 – Steve Buscemi/ The Black Keys; December 10 – Katy Perry/ Robyn; December 17 – Jimmy Fallon/ Michael Bublé

New York, NY – November 21, 2011 – Steve Buscemi returns on December 3 for his second time hosting. Buscemi currently stars in HBO's critically acclaimed series, "Boardwalk Empire," which earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award, Golden Globe Award and an Emmy nomination for his role. Along with acting, he also directs episodes of "30 Rock" and "Nurse Jackie."

The Black Keys return to SNL for their second appearance on December 3. Following six successful albums, the duo’s seventh album, "El Camino" is set to release on December 6. The three-time Grammy Award winning band recently released their new single, "Lonely Boy." They are embarking on a world tour in January.

Katy Perry will host Saturday Night Live on December 10, fresh off her worldwide sold-out California Dreams arena tour. Her multi-platinum album "Teenage Dream" debuted at number one in September 2010, and has generated six hit singles, including the current single "The One That Got Away," as well as previous singles "Firework," "Last Friday Night," "E.T.," "Teenage Dream" and "California Gurls," all of which hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Katy received four Grammy nominations in 2010, including one for "Album of the Year," received the American Music Award of Special Achievement and won three MTV 2011 Video Music Awards, including Video of the Year.

Robyn will make her musical guest debut on December 10. The Swedish singer-songwriter's Grammy nominated 2007 self-titled album produced international hits including "With Every Heartbeat," which reached number one and "Be Mine." In 2010, she released three critically acclaimed albums, known as the "Body Talk" trilogy. "Dancing on My Own," the first single, was nominated for a Grammy in the U.S. Additionally, Robyn swept the Grammy Awards in Sweden with four wins and was nominated for a Brit award.

On December 17, SNL alum Jimmy Fallon returns to make his debut appearance as host. With a six-year stint on SNL, Fallon made numerous contributions to the show including co-anchoring "Weekend Update" alongside Tina Fey. Fallon hosts the Emmy-nominated show, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," which consistently garners attention for playful segments with guests, inspired parodies, and interactive audience games.

Bublé is returning to the SNL stage for his second appearance as musical guest. The three-time Grammy and multiple Juno Award winner's most recent album, "Crazy Love," sold over 30 million albums and topped charts in the US and worldwide. "Christmas," Michael Bublé's latest album remains a top five album on Billboard's Top 200 chart since its October 25th release.

"Saturday Night Live" is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.

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  • Dec. 3, 2011, 12:19 a.m. CST

    I can't recall a more dissapointing season than this one...

    by MST3KPIMP

    And I don't criticize the show because I respect the live comedy format but this has been just one let down after another.

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 1:30 a.m. CST

    After that canteen boy clip. When Ferrell left.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 1:36 a.m. CST

    i don't think Buble's last album sold 30million

    by Calvin_Crack

    quite an ambitious typo. that's like Thriller / Dark Side of the Moon territory.

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 2:26 a.m. CST

    What the hell happened to that BSG bluray sale, Herc?

    by Cash907

    Was that one huge typo, or was I dreaming?

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Katy Perry

    by John

    I hope for two things on her show; boob references, and a skit appearence by her Last Friday Night alter-ego Kathy Beth Terry. What happened to SNL having good musical guests? Most of the time they have acts very few have ever heard of. Can't believe they've never had Kiss on. That would grab ratings, instead of these lousy rap acts.

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Anna Farris show

    by John

    To me this was the only show so far this season that didn't work very well. She's a sweetie for sure, but her personality doesn't work well on a live stage. I hope they bring back Jane Lynch, I didn't think she'd be worth a damn on SNL but it was one of the best from last season.

  • Does NBC ever NOT completely fucking suck? Not that I mind too much I just wanted to see how far SNL has fallen.

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 10:36 a.m. CST

    We're sorry, but the clip you selected isn't available from your location.

    by BadMrWonkaSucksCock

    Please feel free to vent your anger by downloading the latest episode from numerous torrent sites minutes after the broadcast.

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Crazy Love sales

    by KDog629

    Most current sales figures for Crazy Love are approaching three million copies. But look at it this way: A 900 percent rounding error wouldn't be the biggest mistake in AICN history (ehhmGodzillaehemm).

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 12:13 p.m. CST

    We're all mad here!

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    Was that fabulouse Mad Tea Party skit with John Hurt the last time he hosted?

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Delightfully mad! I even make l'il racecars out of my own poop!

    by Disgruntled_Chinaman

    I said I make castles in the sea and bathe in the sand! And I put red-hot cigar butts out on the tip of my penis!!!

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Bands no one has heard of?

    by Box_Bruceleitner

    Really? The Black Keys? They're pretty widely known, great musicians too. Heck, I'd tune in just to see them play, forget the show around it.

  • Jesus Christ on a stick Herc, were you dropped repeatedly as a child, or what?

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST

    saturday night live sucks

    by Youre_Gonna_Bust_Dixie

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST

    People still watch SNL?

    by romanocc

    Seriouslly, I can't remember the last time I watched, probably when the Will Ferrell cast of the late 90's/early 00's. Has there been any breakout star in the past 10 years?

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 4:34 p.m. CST

    re: "Has there been any breakout star in the past 10 years?"

    by Hercules

    Current cast member Kristin Wiig wrote and starred in "Bridesmaids," which outgrossed all the (many) other Apatow movies. So she's already firmly on the Chase Belushi Murray Murphy Myers Sandler Ferrell track. Fred Armisen already has his own show, "Portlantdia." Bill Hader and Jason Sudeikis also get tons of movie work.

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 5:35 p.m. CST

    do I really have to watch an advertisement to watch an advertisement for SNL?

    by double_ball_hanger

    fuck this planet

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 6:07 p.m. CST

    SNL has rarely been funnier

    by damagedinc

    Im a legit fan of every era of this show. This cast gets my vote for "funniest cast". My reasoning? 1) they work great as a team 2) the writing in the last couple years has been top notch and consistent. 3) the women on the show are the funniest group of women on the show ever 4) Kristen Wiig is the funniest woman on the show since Gilda Radner. Fact. The cast from the early 2000's had Will Farrell, but I've never been a fan of Chris Kattan, Molly Shannon, Cheri Oteri, Ana, or Darryl Hammond. I think the last great cast (as opposed to just individual performers) ended in the early 90's. The only real clunker this season was 2 episodes back, and it wasn't even that bad. This current cast will be well-remembered. A lot of this boils down to individual taste, and this show has produced the most consistent talent for almost 40 years. Don't write it off!

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 6:09 p.m. CST

    by damagedinc

    Ana=Ana Gastayer P.S. I went to the dress rehearsal for the last episode with Jason Segal and the muppets. One of the best experiences of my life. It was so cool to see the cast clown around with each other and seeing Lorne Michaels darting around drew together a lifetime of watching this show. If you can see it live, do it!

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Now that Wiig is a big movie star can she please leave?

    by Mel_Gibsons_Nazi_Dad

    Shanna and Secret Word are the worst.

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 8:28 p.m. CST

    So is Fallon going to start giggling to save bad sketches

    by Nerd Rage


  • Dec. 3, 2011, 8:29 p.m. CST

    andy sandberger is a big star now

    by HornyForHarry

  • Not much of a prediction since it's one of Fallon's only significant characters, but there it is.

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 9:21 p.m. CST


    by gotilk

    I hear ya. An ad to watch an ad. It's an odd world. Just like trailer takedowns make no sense. Promote our film for us for free? NO. BAD USER!

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 9:28 p.m. CST

    The hosts have been on Wikipedia for weeks...

    by ShelbKis

    Not news. Also, SNL is still funny. The late 90's recurring sketch era (The Oteri-Kattan-Ferrell-Shannon foursome was HORRID with that) was terrible. MacDonald (best Weekend Update host ever) saved the show once the great early-90s cast all left but once he was fired the show was terrible (still not as bad as MADtv though). Tina Fey brought the show back and it has been great since then. The Digital Shorts really brought the show back into relevance though.

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Tea Party sketch

    by ScreamingPenis

    That's the first thing I thought of when I saw Buscemi's name too. It was an odd sketch in the middle of the show that I don't recall getting much of a laugh from the audience, but it was pure genius. That whole episode was one of the best of the season, if not the decade. But SNL and comedy, in general, have changed since then, so I'm going to set my expectations low for tonight.

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 10:51 p.m. CST


    by F-18

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Batman digital short=gold!

    by Lukes Lost Hand

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Your nightlights are powered by ghosts

    by jim

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Love Wiig's Sue

    by theBigE

    The gal that loves surprises. That and Penelope. Yeah, I'll admit it.

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Not much of a fan of Sue

    by jim

    but I did chuckle at her rolling backwards through the room on the car propelled by the fire extinguisher.

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Promotional Consideration

    by Cyrus Clops

    That was a lot of highly visible Playskool logos. I'm assuming they were able to keep the lights on at 30 Rock another week thanks to that product palcement.

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Is it just me (maybe my local station)

    by jim

    or is this commercial break somewhat longer than normal?

  • Dec. 3, 2011, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Update joke about Saudi cars was funny. Hader as NAMBLA

    by SID 8.0

    Rep was funny and creepy at the same time. Loved the Batman short too.

  • Dec. 4, 2011, midnight CST

    The Black Keys man, just awesome.

    by SID 8.0

  • Dec. 4, 2011, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Did Wiig say "Fuckin"....TWICE...on the east coast feed?

    by Cheif Brody

    Coulda sworn I heard her say "I can't fuckin believe this"...or something to that effect during the Playskool skit. Was I hearing things?

  • Dec. 4, 2011, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Hate Sue.

    by Shermdawg


  • Dec. 4, 2011, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Great = Monologue, Drunk Uncle, Batman Digital Short

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 4, 2011, 12:47 a.m. CST

    I love you SNL

    by evergreen_peppermint_and_flashlight

    Even when your sleepy, there's a twinkle in your eye.

  • Dec. 4, 2011, 2:16 a.m. CST

    "Frozen Mexican Dinner" best of the night...

    by BurnHollywood

    I'm so used to the writers straining their brains (and my patience) trying to come up with "funny", "clever" products, this one was totally out of left field. The stoner logic of it had me laughing hours later: OF COURSE Mexican food is the ultimate antidote for constipation. Duh.

  • Dec. 4, 2011, 2:58 a.m. CST

    The last Sandler/Farley season 94-95

    by hst666

    (where Chris Elliot and Garofalo were also part of the cast and Norm had just started) was one of the worst in its entire run. I would put it third after 80-81 and 85-86. The worst season of the Oteri/Kattan years was better than that and by 98 or so, it was firing on all cylinders (due in no small part to Fey joining the writing staff probably) The cast right now is very talented and the last couple seasons have been very good (although unless they get a new angle, that Secret Word bit has to go).

  • Dec. 4, 2011, 11:01 a.m. CST

    First thirty minutes pretty funny (excepting Obama opener)

    by deelzbub

    One long continuous laugh

  • Dec. 4, 2011, 11:49 a.m. CST

    git wit it

    by evergreen_peppermint_and_flashlight

    Book Grouplove as a musical guest for Pete's sake! Time is nigh fool!

  • No, I re-watched it and she says "Friggin" (or possibly "Frickin).

  • Dec. 4, 2011, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Buscemi doesn't look well

    by jimmy_009

    I just tuned in for a few minutes. Is Buscemi ill or just getting older?

  • Dec. 4, 2011, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Buscemi is 54 next week

    by professorjack

    give the dude a break. hes a thin little guy, i think he looks just fine

  • Dec. 4, 2011, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Massachusetts Afternoon

    by professorjack

    That song from the Jason Segel episode, may not be the funniest skit but i'm still thinking about it. catchy as hell

  • Dec. 4, 2011, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Can I start the campaign for Michael Fassbender to host SNL?

    by annie_michael_hall

    come on now.

  • Dec. 4, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST

    This doesn't mean anything...

    by DangerPete

    but the December 12th 1998 episode where Alec Baldwin hosted, he and Jimmy Fallon travelled to December 2011 (Fallon said the twelth but that's a Monday-what an idiot...who has his own show). There they listen in on the host (Jimmy Fallon, 'really famous' in the future) making fun of Alec Baldwin.

  • Dec. 4, 2011, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Here's a link with that Jimmy Fallon/Alec Baldwin skit...

    by Flim Springfield

  • Dec. 4, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST

    NBC likes to dress its stars as Batman this fall.

    by Hercules

    First Adam Scott on Parks, then Danny Pudi on Community and now Andy Samberg.

  • Because that would make it one of the biggest albums of all time. Even if that total was world wide, it would still be one of the biggest ever. Sure that's not supposed to be 3 million?

  • Dec. 4, 2011, 8:34 p.m. CST

    That sketch about the non-pedophile coach KILLED

    by BadMrWonka

    the actors totally sold it, and it was REALLY well-written. the pacing, escalation of it was perfect, and it was generating huge laughs from the first few lines. one of the best crafted sketched in a long while. I loved the Batman short as well. simple premise, but they kept it going strong, and the pacing was so fast, it was hard to be disappointed. yeah, whoever wrote that coach sketch, that was a real classic, in my opinion. the audience was dying.

  • Dec. 4, 2011, 8:36 p.m. CST

    oh, and the sex clinic worked well, too!

    by BadMrWonka

    way weird, but I loved it. even the final sketch, which was kind of a throwaway, was pretty damn funny in parts. a pretty damn good episode. I hate it when Herman Cain hijacks so much of my beloved weekend update, but it was still a pretty damn good episode.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Danger Pete

    by Timahh

    what are you talking about. That totally means something. Not a coincidence. WORLDS ARE COLLIDING!>>!><<!

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 9:51 a.m. CST


    by IceMonkey

    According to the talkbacks every season of SNL has been the worst one yet.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 10:44 a.m. CST


    by gringostar

    Thriller which is obviously #1 all-time sold 110 million copies, #2 Back In Black sold 49 million, #3 Dark Side of the Moon sold 45 million, In total Bublé has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide (all his albums combined) just so you know.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 11:02 a.m. CST

    I hate Kataan! but...

    by ZodNotGod

    But his Gay Hitler was one of the funniest things, his only funny thing ever. Wiig is good, but that Target crap baffles me. Not funny. Too bad Wiig missed out on the shows best years ever, 86-93, with Dana Carvey, Hartman and Hooks-she would have soared-that my friends is the best cast ever.

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Kristen Wiig is f'ing awful!!!

    by gringostar

    I can't stand that she needs to sing in every sketch and she has zero range - plays everything the same. Also she is kinda weird looking...

  • Dec. 5, 2011, 8:45 p.m. CST

    badmrwonka: Agree about the Coach sketch

    by Blanket-Man

    The non-pedophile coach sketch was one of the funniest, edgiest skits I've seen on SNL in awhile. The final flyer, with only "Yes" or "Maybe" as options, was hilarious. And that last skit with Buscemi picking out ornaments, just struck me as bizarre when I first watched it. Yet my son and I have shared several belly laughs since while putting up the Christmas tree. We'd crack each other up with "This one's been up my butt. Not just a little, but all the way." And I hate to admit, but Wiig looked as hot as she's ever looked with that straight blonde hair. Normally, I find her asexual...

  • Dec. 6, 2011, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Great episode like I knew it would be

    by Monolith_Jones

    Buscemi's last hosting was classic. He brings a similar type of bizarre energy as Walken. The Miley Show, the Digital Short, the non-pedo coach, the ornaments (" this is a tiny computer: Beep Boop Beep . This is a pinecone: Beep Boop Beep")were all great. The sex seminar was ok and I'm a big fan of Wiig so I liked the Sue sketch.

  • Dec. 6, 2011, 4:39 p.m. CST

    I liked it

    by IceMonkey

    Maybe not the best ever but Buscemi is always good. Best ones were pedophile sketch and Christmas tree. Weird, but good.