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 are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. Atoz15 says:

    I forgot Mindy kaling

  2. Nathan Fillion, paul wesley, Matt Davis, lauren graham, aubrey plaza, Adam Scott
    ,Lizzy caplan, isla fisher, Chris evans, Rob McElhenney, James roday, Dule Hall, Julie Bowen, Kat Dennings, karen gillan, arthur darvill, Kristen Bell, dax shepard, Max Greenfield, John Krasinski, Mila Kunis , Ryan Gosling, Ty Burrell, jesse tyler ferguson, John Barrowman
    I had a lot more than I thought lol

  3. Moneata Passmore says:

    Matt Bomer,Seth Rogan,Charlie Sheen

  4. Lisa Lynn says:

    Peter Dinklage
    George takei
    Norman Reedus
    Nathan Fillion

  5. Britta Unfiltered says:

    So are you telling me Sofia Vergara has hosted, but NOT Ty Burrell???? I am not cool with that. Also, how has Jim Parsons never hosted?
    I’d like to put in my personal vote for Donald Glover and Alison Brie and Joel McHale and Jim Rash and Nick Offerman and Gillian Jacobs and John Slattery and Louis C.K. and Patton Oswalt. Patton Oswalt would be awesome. Go back and watch some of the stuff he did on Reno 911! for proof. Oh, and Dan Harmon. I’ve been listening to his podcasts lately. The guy can improv and perform as well as any famous comedian. He is multi-talented.

  6. Norman Reedus, Adam Levine, Chris Hemsworth (because it’s all about the eye candy!)

  7. Chris says:

    I think Rachel Maddow whould be really good on SNL. I also agree Margret Cho and Jim Parsons Should host.

  8. Jade says:

    Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead and The Boondock Saints

  9. Ash says:

    Mark Wahlberg
    Donnie Wahlberg
    James Roday
    Dule Hill

  10. abel says:

    Matthew Perry, Aaron Paul, Julie Bowen, Jennifer Lawrence, Louis CK, Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick, Adam Levine, Ginnifer Goodwin, Claire Danes, Ryan Gosling, Amanda Seyfried, Connie Britton, Will Arnett,

  11. cuius says:

    Doesn’t need hosts – desperately needs new writers – looking very tired so far

  12. Aprilcot26 says:

    *Anyone from the cast of Parks & Rec or Community
    *Max Greenfield
    *Jim Parsons
    *Julia Louis-Dreyfus
    *Steve Carell
    *Alyson Hannigan
    *Mark Wahlberg

  13. Marcelle Sweet says:

    Norman Reedus

  14. Rob says:

    Christina Applegate !!!

  15. Chris says:

    Michael weatherly

  16. jen hutchins says:

    Anson Mount.(from Hell on Wheels) . It would be great to see him do comedy.

  17. MSplendor says:

    I’d love to see added to this list the name of Joe Manganiello!!

  18. Lisa Brunetta says:

    It has to be joe manganiello

  19. jenni gorgun says:

    Joe manganiello would be a most excellent host!

  20. Ashley says:

    NORMAN REEDUS!!!!!!!

  21. Christina says:

    Ewan McGregor
    Alexander Skarsgard
    John Gallagher Jr
    Jeff Daniels
    Mark Ruffalo
    Johnny Galecki
    And bring back Channing Tatum

  22. Abby says:

    My favorites!! Nathan Fillion, Stephen Colbert, Jim Parsons, Lauren Graham, Robert Downey Jr, Allison Janey, Mayim Bialik, Cristina Applegate, Ellen! Dream team! All so witty with wonderful comedic timing. I’d start watching SNL regularly again

  23. Abby says:

    I can’t believe I left off James Roday, Dule Hill and Michael Weatherly! Absolutely!!!!

  24. Abby says:

    P.s. number 3: Matt Bomer, Zachary Levi and Kristen Bell

  25. a says:

    Benedict Cumberbatch

  26. Scott says:

    Wow, I can’t believe you did not include Kathy Griffin. As far I know, she has never hosted SNL.Kathy is no longer D List and would be an awesome host.

  27. Hugh says:

    How about JOE SANTAGATO OR JENNA MARBLES btw love JIM Parsons

  28. Tammielee says:


  29. Jason says:

    No offense, Matt, but at least half of your suggestions were….abysmal. I’ll trust the couch potatoes, thanks.

  30. Josh Jimerson says:

    Rebel Wilson would be hilarious! You I also think lady gaga wouldn’t be bad…there was talk of having her host after her ad Justin timberlakes episode but I think she was too busy on tour or something…might be cool to see her be more comical then so dark and artsy…and would pull in a lot of viewers

  31. Carmen M says:

    Norman Reedus & Jeremy Renner co host LOL best of both world’s for me

  32. nancy mcgaha says:

    Norman Reedus would make a geat guest host.

  33. Linda Murphy says:

    Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead (Daryl Dixon) to host SNL!!!!

  34. reedusfanatic says:

    Norman Reedus!!!!!!

  35. Jeanette McQuarrie says:

    Norman Reedus!

  36. Tim says:

    Has anyone said Kevin James? I don’t think he has ever done it before, and he would be awesome!! Plus, many people have hosted more than once. I don’t have a problem with that. Most of these lists are excellent choices.

  37. Tiffany Merton says:

    Norman Reedus please!!

  38. Ryanne says:

    Norman Reedus Plz!!!

  39. Elisa says:

    Joe Manganiello of course!! ^^
    & I know Lady Gaga has appeared in some skits before, but I think she deserves to be a host as well! I know she would love to!

  40. Jo-Ann says:

    Michael Weatherly

  41. How is Joe Manganiello NOT on this List? I am confused! He is more than just a face and body he has brains too! (He is also a classically trained theater actor!)

  42. Joe Manganiello needs to be one of the next SNL hosts!!!

  43. maria says:

    damon waynes jr

  44. Marc says:

    Serena Williams, after SI names her the 2012 Sportswoman of the Year.

  45. Tad says:

    YES to this list. I screamed out loud for Kristin Bauer van Straten. Might I suggest Jane Krakowski as well?

  46. OLIA ANJY says:

    Joe Manganiello!

  47. jenn says:

    Yes Novak Djokovic. Happily surprised he is on the radar of whoever wrote this. Anyone from Happy Endings. I still can’t find Casey Wilson’s sketches anywhere.

  48. Emily says:

    anyone, anyone at all from community