Saturday Night Live: 15 Dream Hosts!

In a starkly populist move, Saturday Night Live has begun soliciting host suggestions for upcoming episodes via Facebook and Twitter. And while we think that’s a nifty idea, we also think you’ll agree that TVLine readers might be a teensy more discerning than your average couch potatoes.

With that in mind, we’ve whipped up a gallery of unexpected picks for SNL hosting duties. Click on through, then hit the comments with the fruits of your own brainstorming sessions! Live from New York…it’s somebody other than Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin!

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  1. tabbie says:

    norman reedus

  2. Duke says:

    I’ll go outside the box and suggest cast reunion episodes, where the old groups collectively host.

    1. Early 90’s Cast: Sandler, Spade, Nealon, Carvey, Myers, Schneider, Lovitz, MacDonald, Meadows, Sweeney, and Hook.

    2. The cast of the Late 90’s SNL: Ferrel, Kattan, O’tieri, Shannon, Gasteyer, Meadows (again), and Hammond.

    (Because lets face it: most of us don’t appreciate the current cast until they become the “former cast”.)

  3. Rebecca says:

    James Roday and Dule Hill Please

  4. Lena says:

    Jim Parsons is definitely going to be asked to host this year…it just makes so much sense. Ty Burrell would be FANTASTIC. Anyone from Modern Family, really. Sofia got her turn now the rest!

    • Ken says:

      I wish SNL would stop overlooking Jim Parsons as their host and pick him, so I can see what he can do on SNL. Who knows? Maybe, he will host and he might even bring the whole cast of The Big Bang Theory with him as his special guests.

  5. Tom Charles says:

    George Takei.

  6. Andy Motto says:

    Mike and Molly’s Billy Gardell.

  7. Richard says:

    Julie Bowen
    Chris Colfer
    Sandra Oh
    Adam Levine

  8. Trenton says:

    Nathan Fillion would rock

    The Cast of Game of Thrones could do it as an ensembles…..sooo funny

    Kat Dennings would be perfect

    Matt Smith aka The Doctor would be a personal fave :)

  9. Andie says:

    Norman Reedus!!

  10. Sam says:

    Adam Blake and ders

  11. Karen says:

    Liking the suggestions, but would add a few others: Kristen Bell, Robert Downey Jr., Max Greenfield, Aaron Paul, Amy Poehler, John Krasinski, Adam Lambert, Ewan McGregor, Chris O’dowd, Chris Colfer, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Jennifer Lawrence, Damien Lewis, James Van Der Beek, Ryan Gosling….. AAARRRRGGHHH!!!! There’s too many!

    • jason says:

      Robert Downey Jr, AMy Poehler, and James Van Der Beek bhave all hosted before. And I want to say Ewen McGregor has before but I’m not sure!!

  12. Lou says:

    OMG Novak Djokovic, Beyonce and Kristin Bauer YES !

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  14. Mickey says:

    Norman Reedus my bestie is obsessed with him get him ON so she can shut up about him PLEASE

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  16. Angel R says:

    norman reedus from the walking dead

  17. Kenny says:

    Jim parson

  18. Gigi says:

    norman reedus #thatisall

  19. Nerissa de Jesus says:

    NORMAN REEDUS!! Thank you.

  20. Sarah says:

    Darren Criss for sure ;p He can sing and act. Why has no one thought of this!!

  21. 42RHR1776 says:

    Norman By God Reedus!!

  22. Jane Barnes says:

    Norman Reedus please!

  23. M.C. Golden says:

    Benedict Cumberbatch
    Martin Freeman
    Gary Oldman
    Michael Weatherly
    Damien Lewis
    Lucy Lawless

  24. Liz says:

    Blake Shelton!! Someone make that happen!

  25. Ashly says:

    Joel McHale, Blake Shelton and Connie Britton would be great hosts! I didn’t realize Connie Britton had comedic chops until I saw the movie Conception. She was pretty hilarious in it.

  26. eyeofthesun says:

    Norman Reedus!!!

  27. Joel McHale as SNLHost and Childish Gambino as SNLMusic !

  28. Bernadine says:

    Yes Jim Parsons! Nathan Fillion and Zachary Levi would also be amazing <3

  29. Mac says:

    JAMES RODAY, MAGGIE LAWSON, DULÉ HILL, TIMOTHY OMUNDSON, KIRSTEN NELSON & CORBIN BERNSEN… in other words the cast of the best show ever made… PSYCH… nuff said ;)

  30. dude says:

    Nathan Fillion, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophia Bush, Olivia Wilde, Mindy Kaling, Ian Somerhalder, Daniel Tosh, Matt Bomer, Rebel Wilson

  31. John says:

    Bryan Cranston
    Aaron Paul
    Kiefer Sutherland
    Oprah Winfrey
    Jet Li
    John Noble
    Anna Torv

  32. SugarCyanide says:

    Norman Reedus all the way!!!

  33. Jennifer says:

    So, I’m totally voting for Regina King. If for no other reason than the inevitable “227” and “Jerry Maguire” shout outs.

  34. Sissy Mac Neil says:

    NoRmAN ReeDuS PleaSE~ GoTTa HaVe NoRmaN ReeDuS HoSt!!

  35. Meg says:

    My list
    Benedict Cumberbatch

  36. MattJSour says:

    Elizabeth Banks or Nathan Fillion would be fantastic.

  37. Kara says:

    Yes to Jim Parsons! Matt Bomer James Roday

  38. jason says:

    He’d probably never do it but Howard Stern would be the ultimate dream host!!I’d also like to see If Gwen Stefani could act. The redhead from True Blood!! Eric Stonestreet!! HAs Ed O’Niell ever hosted?

  39. Anthony says:

    zach quinto!!!!!

  40. Dennis says:

    Woody Allen

  41. Katy says:

    Jared Padalecki and Jensen cckles (either together or separately)
    Nathan Filion
    John Barrowman
    (yea, I like sci-fi guys)

  42. Julie says:

    ALISON BRIE. What would be even better would be the whole cast of Community.

  43. Chris says:

    Zachary Levi, Donald Glover, Alison Brie, Aziz Ansari, Rashida Jones, Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt

  44. Atoz15 says:

    Chris Pratt, nick offermann, Aziz? Girl, bye.

  45. Lori Tatum says:

    Norman Reedus…PLEASE!!

  46. Atoz15 says:

    Adam Scott
    Rebel Wilson
    DWJ (good choice)
    Aubrey plaza
    Donald glover
    Alison Brie
    Max greenfield
    Lena dunham
    Ben Schwartz
    Jeremy renner
    John krasinski
    Paul scheer
    Ron huebel
    Nick kroll
    Louis CK(can’t believe he wasnt on your list?!)
    Will arnett (maybe not this season out of respect for Amy)
    Mila kunis
    Kristen bell
    Ryan gosling
    Ty Burrell

  47. Kristyn says:

    Norman Reedus! He needs to show the world his comedic side. Plus he’s a New Yorker!

  48. Amelia says:

    Norman Reedus