‘Oh!! He’s Like A Tree!!’ Learn Who Hosts The Season’s Final Three SNLs!! SWEEPS DAY 10!!
This week: Eli Manning/Rihanna
Next week: Will Ferrell/Usher
May 19 season finale: Mick Jagger
Lorne Michaels said on a conference call this week that Mitt Romney will not appear on any episode this season of “Saturday Night Live.”
Look! Press release!
SNL Finishes Out The Season With Three Back To Back Shows
April 27, 2012 10:15 AM Tags: Eli Manning, Rihanna, Saturday Night Live, SNL, Usher, Will Ferrell
May 5 - Eli Manning/ Rihanna; May 12 - Will Ferrell/ Usher; May 19
New York, NY - April 27, 2012 - SNL announces the first two of three shows finishing out their 37th season. Eli Manning will make his SNL hosting debut on May 5th. The New York Giants quarterback led his team to victory in Super Bowl XLVI, in which Manning won Most Valuable Player honors and also set a new Super Bowl record with nine consecutive completions to start the game.
Rihanna will return to the SNL stage for her third appearance as musical guest. The six-time Grammy-award winner's latest album, "Talk That Talk" was released in November, and she can next be seen in the feature film, "Battleship."
On May 12, former SNL cast member Will Ferrell returns to studio 8H for his third time as host. Ferrell was last seen in the telenova comedy, "Casa de Mi Padre" and can next be seen in "The Campaign," due out August 10 with Zach Galifianakis.
Usher makes his third musical guest appearance alongside Ferrell. The seven-time Grammy-award winner's seventh studio album, "Looking for Myself," is due out June 12th and is already enjoying massive reaction to its number one lead single "Climax" and his just released "Scream."
Look! Another press release!
New York, NY – May 3, 2012 – Mick Jagger will host SNL’s season finale on May 19. This will be the rock icon and multiple Grammy-award winner’s first time as host and third appearance as musical guest.
Speaking of Will Ferrell, check out Groundlings vet Andrea Savage’s hilarious new video for Ferrell’s Funny Or Die website:
Did SNL stop being funny before or after this aired?:
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May 5, 2012, 3:37 a.m. CST
May 5, 2012, 3:38 a.m. CST
I'm skeptical but I'll try to keep an open mind. About the hosts and possible good laughs, that is. The musical acts will suck.
May 5, 2012, 3:48 a.m. CST
by Andrew Coleman
Except when the other Manning brother did it of course. His fake NFL commercial had me on the floor. Eli should be okay... I like SNL. It doesn't hit 100% of the time but when it does it's good stuff.
May 5, 2012, 3:55 a.m. CST
by Toe Jam
May 5, 2012, 6:07 a.m. CST
Well he didn't DO Keith....although '70s were a crazy time for them....
May 5, 2012, 6:37 a.m. CST
with the when did SNL stop being funny questions. It's so lame and it's been going on since Chevy left the show after Season 1. There are always some funny skits and some lame ones. If only 1 or 2 out of the 10 skits are funny, then it's still funny. If something still has the capacity to make you smile, chuckle or laugh then it is still funny. Are there any other 90 minute live sketch shows that make you laugh more?
May 5, 2012, 12:10 p.m. CST
At first I was wondering if Eli was a terrible line reader or he just had trouble saying "musical". Then I realized its not easy to say. But I did just eat a scone.
May 5, 2012, 3:13 p.m. CST
except Joe Nameth way back in the day. "I'll be masturbating."
May 5, 2012, 3:27 p.m. CST
by Bass Ackwards
I believe that was a Joe Montana sketch you're referencing.
May 5, 2012, 5:45 p.m. CST
enough with being so excited about sweeps, it already proved it meant nothing earlier in the year and is doing so again, all shows going down in veiwers again showing how out of date and wrong the system is
May 5, 2012, 9:12 p.m. CST
His brother had a couple of funny skits, but those were well written and produced. Sports celebs in basic skits suck.
May 5, 2012, 10:52 p.m. CST
CHRIST, Samberg. Watch Polamalu speak... he's probably the easiest guy to imitate... he talks like Michael Jackson on The Simpsons. He doesn't sound like the Incredible Hulk.
by Pvt. Duke
May 5, 2012, 11:49 p.m. CST
Oh wait, no...they're Arabian. Or fake, Broadway Arabians, anyway. Burnhollywood's rule #43: The flimsier the act, the greater the reliance on "showmanship".
May 5, 2012, 11:52 p.m. CST
Damnit. That's all.
May 5, 2012, 11:54 p.m. CST
So I just tuned in to SNL. It was a skit about Drag Queens. It was really bad. No one laughed and Eli Manning screwed up his lines. I am sad about this because I never watch SNL live and I was hoping for something good. It's been like 2 years since I've seen an episode of this. Is it always this bad now?
May 6, 2012, 12:01 a.m. CST
by Wolfman Nards
Just hurts waaaay too much still. Please tell me it was terrible.
May 6, 2012, 12:53 a.m. CST
by Fing Fang Foom
Eli was great!!
May 6, 2012, 2:03 a.m. CST
Was great, and I thought Eli did well throughout, actually. The Herb Welch thing is just deadly dull to me, and the news, particularly the Cohen marathon appearance, was a waste.
May 6, 2012, 4:40 a.m. CST
Is that where the shows put a big mid-season finale, and then go off the air for a month? I hate that crap, just keep running the show! Stopping the show in the middle for awhile just makes me forget about it and move onto other things
May 6, 2012, 4:52 a.m. CST
May 6, 2012, 8:05 a.m. CST
But some of the skits were pretty funny. The EA Sports was pretty good; the "Little Brothers" bit was hilarious, kind of Eli's answer to Peyton's classic "United Way" SNL commercial. The "Fifty Shades of Grey" Amazon commercial made me laugh. One of this season's better episodes, despite the amateur host, who was at least game for anything ("no... the banana's larger").
May 6, 2012, 11:56 a.m. CST
Herb is the best character since Massive Headwound Harry. An Rihanna is hot. Mediocre singer but hot.
May 6, 2012, 11:57 a.m. CST
May 6, 2012, 11:57 a.m. CST
May 6, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST
May 6, 2012, 4:47 p.m. CST
May 6, 2012, 9:09 p.m. CST
...but I blame the music industry itself which today is totally suit-controlled and only interested in the pre-pubescent tween and dumb-ass bitch demographics.
May 6, 2012, 10:31 p.m. CST
by Bass Ackwards
Was prepared for a Charles Barkley sized bombed, was pleasantly surprised, good episode overall, had more then a few laughs.
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