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!



Comments (229)

  • norman reedus

    Comment by tabbie – September 28, 2012 05:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • We want Norman Reedus…We want Norman Reedus… I want Norman Reedus

      Comment by Tonia Sunday – September 28, 2012 05:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Who is Norman Reedus?

        Comment by jason – September 28, 2012 07:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Norman Reedus from AMC The Walking Dead and maybe you’ve seen The Boondock Saints…

          Comment by Carmen M – September 29, 2012 11:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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”.)

    Comment by Duke – September 28, 2012 05:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • James Roday and Dule Hill Please

    Comment by Rebecca – September 28, 2012 05:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by Lena – September 28, 2012 05:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by Ken – March 10, 2013 09:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • George Takei.

    Comment by Tom Charles – September 28, 2012 05:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mike and Molly’s Billy Gardell.

    Comment by Andy Motto – September 28, 2012 05:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Julie Bowen
    Chris Colfer
    Sandra Oh
    Adam Levine

    Comment by Richard – September 28, 2012 05:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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 :)

    Comment by Trenton – September 28, 2012 05:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Norman Reedus!!

    Comment by Andie – September 28, 2012 05:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Adam Blake and ders

    Comment by Sam – September 28, 2012 05:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • lol, this would actually be pretty awesome. Those guys are hilarious.

      Comment by Chuck Finley (AJ) – September 28, 2012 09:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NORMAN REEDUS BOOM

    Comment by REEDUS FOR HOST – September 28, 2012 05:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by Karen – September 28, 2012 05:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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!!

      Comment by jason – September 28, 2012 07:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG Novak Djokovic, Beyonce and Kristin Bauer YES !

    Comment by Lou – September 28, 2012 05:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NORMAN REEDUS FROM TWD

    Comment by O.MORALES – September 28, 2012 05:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Norman Reedus my bestie is obsessed with him get him ON so she can shut up about him PLEASE

    Comment by Mickey – September 28, 2012 05:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NORMAN REEDUS

    Comment by RRI Admin – September 28, 2012 05:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • norman reedus from the walking dead

    Comment by Angel R – September 28, 2012 05:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jim parson

    Comment by Kenny – September 28, 2012 05:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • norman reedus #thatisall

    Comment by Gigi – September 28, 2012 05:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NORMAN REEDUS!! Thank you.

    Comment by Nerissa de Jesus – September 28, 2012 05:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Darren Criss for sure ;p He can sing and act. Why has no one thought of this!!

    Comment by Sarah – September 28, 2012 05:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Norman By God Reedus!!

    Comment by 42RHR1776 – September 28, 2012 05:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Norman Reedus please!

    Comment by Jane Barnes – September 28, 2012 05:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Carol Burnett

    Comment by Christina Stang Zamjahn – September 28, 2012 05:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
    Martin Freeman
    Gary Oldman
    Michael Weatherly
    Damien Lewis
    Lucy Lawless

    Comment by M.C. Golden – September 28, 2012 05:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Blake Shelton!! Someone make that happen!

    Comment by Liz – September 28, 2012 05:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Ashly – September 28, 2012 06:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She’s pretty funny in Friday Night Lights as well!! her and Kyler chandler had some very funny scenes together.

      Comment by jason – September 28, 2012 07:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Norman Reedus!!!

    Comment by eyeofthesun – September 28, 2012 06:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Joel McHale as SNLHost and Childish Gambino as SNLMusic !

    Comment by anik (@11starthestral) – September 28, 2012 06:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes Jim Parsons! Nathan Fillion and Zachary Levi would also be amazing <3

    Comment by Bernadine – September 28, 2012 06:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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 ;)

    Comment by Mac – September 28, 2012 06:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nathan Fillion, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophia Bush, Olivia Wilde, Mindy Kaling, Ian Somerhalder, Daniel Tosh, Matt Bomer, Rebel Wilson

    Comment by dude – September 28, 2012 06:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bryan Cranston
    Aaron Paul
    Kiefer Sutherland
    Oprah Winfrey
    Jet Li
    John Noble
    Anna Torv

    Comment by John – September 28, 2012 06:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Bryan Cranston, Kiefer Sutherland, and Oprah Winfry have already hosted!!

      Comment by jason – September 28, 2012 07:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Norman Reedus all the way!!!

    Comment by SugarCyanide – September 28, 2012 06:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So, I’m totally voting for Regina King. If for no other reason than the inevitable “227″ and “Jerry Maguire” shout outs.

    Comment by Jennifer – September 28, 2012 06:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NoRmAN ReeDuS PleaSE~ GoTTa HaVe NoRmaN ReeDuS HoSt!!

    Comment by Sissy Mac Neil – September 28, 2012 06:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My list
    Benedict Cumberbatch
    #prettymuchit

    Comment by Meg – September 28, 2012 06:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Elizabeth Banks or Nathan Fillion would be fantastic.

    Comment by MattJSour – September 28, 2012 06:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes to Jim Parsons! Matt Bomer James Roday

    Comment by Kara – September 28, 2012 07:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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?

    Comment by jason – September 28, 2012 07:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • zach quinto!!!!!

    Comment by Anthony – September 28, 2012 07:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Woody Allen

    Comment by Dennis – September 28, 2012 07:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jared Padalecki and Jensen cckles (either together or separately)
    Nathan Filion
    John Barrowman
    (yea, I like sci-fi guys)

    Comment by Katy – September 28, 2012 07:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ALISON BRIE. What would be even better would be the whole cast of Community.

    Comment by Julie – September 28, 2012 07:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Zachary Levi, Donald Glover, Alison Brie, Aziz Ansari, Rashida Jones, Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt

    Comment by Chris – September 28, 2012 08:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chris Pratt, nick offermann, Aziz? Girl, bye.

    Comment by Atoz15 – September 28, 2012 08:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And I’m saying bye to this list for not including them

      Comment by Atoz15 – September 28, 2012 08:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Norman Reedus…PLEASE!!

    Comment by Lori Tatum – September 28, 2012 08:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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
    CHELSEA PERETTI
    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

    Comment by Atoz15 – September 28, 2012 08:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Norman Reedus! He needs to show the world his comedic side. Plus he’s a New Yorker!

    Comment by Kristyn – September 28, 2012 09:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Norman Reedus

    Comment by Amelia – September 28, 2012 09:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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