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)

  • I forgot Mindy kaling

    Comment by Atoz15 – September 28, 2012 09:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by Gabrielle Chantel (@WonderlandGabby) – September 28, 2012 09:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Matt Bomer,Seth Rogan,Charlie Sheen

    Comment by Moneata Passmore – September 28, 2012 09:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Peter Dinklage
    George takei
    Norman Reedus
    Nathan Fillion

    Comment by Lisa Lynn – September 28, 2012 09:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – September 28, 2012 09:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Norman Reedus, Adam Levine, Chris Hemsworth (because it’s all about the eye candy!)

    Comment by Laurel Tepper – September 28, 2012 10:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think Rachel Maddow whould be really good on SNL. I also agree Margret Cho and Jim Parsons Should host.

    Comment by Chris – September 28, 2012 10:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead and The Boondock Saints

    Comment by Jade – September 28, 2012 10:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mark Wahlberg
    Donnie Wahlberg
    James Roday
    Dule Hill

    Comment by Ash – September 28, 2012 11:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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,

    Comment by abel – September 29, 2012 12:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Doesn’t need hosts – desperately needs new writers – looking very tired so far

    Comment by cuius – September 29, 2012 12:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • *Anyone from the cast of Parks & Rec or Community
    *Max Greenfield
    *Jim Parsons
    *Julia Louis-Dreyfus
    *Steve Carell
    *Alyson Hannigan
    *NPH
    *Mark Wahlberg

    Comment by Aprilcot26 – September 29, 2012 12:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Norman Reedus

    Comment by Marcelle Sweet – September 29, 2012 12:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Christina Applegate !!!

    Comment by Rob – September 29, 2012 01:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Michael weatherly

    Comment by Chris – September 29, 2012 02:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anson Mount.(from Hell on Wheels) . It would be great to see him do comedy.

    Comment by jen hutchins – September 29, 2012 03:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’d love to see added to this list the name of Joe Manganiello!!

    Comment by MSplendor – September 29, 2012 04:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It has to be joe manganiello

    Comment by Lisa Brunetta – September 29, 2012 04:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Joe manganiello would be a most excellent host!

    Comment by jenni gorgun – September 29, 2012 05:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NORMAN REEDUS!!!!!!!

    Comment by Ashley – September 29, 2012 05:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ewan McGregor
    Alexander Skarsgard
    John Gallagher Jr
    Jeff Daniels
    Mark Ruffalo
    Johnny Galecki
    And bring back Channing Tatum

    Comment by Christina – September 29, 2012 05:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by Abby – September 29, 2012 05:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t believe I left off James Roday, Dule Hill and Michael Weatherly! Absolutely!!!!

    Comment by Abby – September 29, 2012 05:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • P.s. number 3: Matt Bomer, Zachary Levi and Kristen Bell

    Comment by Abby – September 29, 2012 05:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Benedict Cumberbatch

    Comment by a – September 29, 2012 06:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Scott – September 29, 2012 06:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How about JOE SANTAGATO OR JENNA MARBLES btw love JIM Parsons

    Comment by Hugh – September 29, 2012 06:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NORMAN REEDUS!!!!!

    Comment by Tammielee – September 29, 2012 07:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No offense, Matt, but at least half of your suggestions were….abysmal. I’ll trust the couch potatoes, thanks.

    Comment by Jason – September 29, 2012 08:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by Josh Jimerson – September 29, 2012 10:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Norman Reedus & Jeremy Renner co host LOL best of both world’s for me

    Comment by Carmen M – September 29, 2012 11:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Norman Reedus would make a geat guest host.

    Comment by nancy mcgaha – September 29, 2012 11:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • REEDUS!!!

    Comment by Barb Breese (@BloodyBootsie12) – September 29, 2012 11:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Norman Reedus

    Comment by Kris ♥ Hiddles (@KrisMacManus) – September 29, 2012 11:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead (Daryl Dixon) to host SNL!!!! https://www.facebook.com/groups/normanreedustohostsnl/

    Comment by Linda Murphy – September 29, 2012 12:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Norman Reedus!!!!!!

    Comment by reedusfanatic – September 29, 2012 12:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Norman Reedus!

    Comment by Jeanette McQuarrie – September 29, 2012 12:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Tim – September 29, 2012 01:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Norman Reedus please!!

    Comment by Tiffany Merton – September 29, 2012 01:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Norman Reedus Plz!!!

    Comment by Ryanne – September 29, 2012 02:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by Elisa – September 29, 2012 04:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Michael Weatherly

    Comment by Jo-Ann – September 29, 2012 04:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!)

    Comment by Victoria Calvanico (@VicSin13) – September 29, 2012 04:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Joe Manganiello needs to be one of the next SNL hosts!!!

    Comment by Claritza Sanchez – September 29, 2012 04:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • damon waynes jr

    Comment by maria – September 29, 2012 05:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Serena Williams, after SI names her the 2012 Sportswoman of the Year.

    Comment by Marc – September 29, 2012 05:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES to this list. I screamed out loud for Kristin Bauer van Straten. Might I suggest Jane Krakowski as well?

    Comment by Tad – September 29, 2012 05:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Joe Manganiello!

    Comment by OLIA ANJY – September 29, 2012 06:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by jenn – September 29, 2012 07:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • anyone, anyone at all from community

    Comment by Emily – September 29, 2012 08:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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