MT Native has hosted SNL 4 times- it should be more- he is great
Saturday Night Live has been around since October 11th of 1975. They have aired over 900 episodes in the 5 decade history. Many stars began their career as cast members and went on to become big names on their own. This story is about the hosts.
The original show aired as NBC’s Saturday Night. Howard Cosell, on ABC, was already using the “Saturday Night Live” name in a show he was hosting. After Cosell’s show was cancelled, NBC took the name Saturday Night Live and first aired under the new title on March 26th, 1977.
George Carlin was the first host, and of course everyone knows what show it is, when you hear:
"Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!"
There have been 24 different hosts that have hosted 4 or more times.
Here are the top 5
Alec Baldwin- has hosted 17 times
Steve Martin- has hosted 16 times
John Goodman- has hosted 13 times
Buck Henry- has hosted 10 times
Tom Hanks- has hosted 10 times
Tom Hanks friend Wilson.
Here are the top 5 Women Hosts
Drew Barrymore- has hosted 6 times
Tina Fey- has hosted 6 times
Scarlett Johansson- has hosted 6 times
Candace Bergen- has hosted 5 times
Melissa McCarthy- has hosted 5 times
Dana Carvey- has hosted 4 times
Yep- that was the only Montanan I could find. At least he is a good one!
According to Ranker, there are 17 people asked to never host again. You can see the entire list HERE. I picked what I thought was the
Top 5 of “former” hosts
Chevy Chase- allegedly he had issues with the co-stars
Martin Lawrence- allegedly made a few disrespectful comments
Sinead O’Conner- I think I remember when she tore up an image of the Pope
Andy Kaufman- was allegedly to edgy with his performance
Cyprus Hill- was said to partake in drugs while on stage when asked not to
Either way, the show has survived many ups and downs and will have a huge 50 year celebration coming up in 2025.
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