This two-time Academy Award winner is arguably one of the biggest stars to never host SNL. We think it’d be great to see this acclaimed dramatic actor show his comedic chops—something he rarely gets to do onscreen.
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Bullock has endured a spate of unpleasant news lately due to her very public split with Jesse James. With the public on her side, she can gain some much needed laughs with a SNL hosting gig.
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She proved she had a pretty good sense of humor about herself when she accepted the Razzie award in person for her panned performance in Catwoman. It’d be even more fun to see her play against her incredible good looks in a goofy sketch or two.
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It’s hard to believe but arguably the biggest movie star on the planet (and former hit sitcom lead) Will Smith has never hosted Saturday Night Live. A major oversight to say the least.
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This legendary actor’s many memorable roles have been imitated ad nauseum for years (particularly his iconic Scarface) who better than the man himself to put a comedic spin on his over-the-top persona.
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One of the more versatile and respected character actors in Hollywood, Cheadle could seamlessly slip into various guises and characters. Plus, thanks to Iron Man 2 he’s about to reach his widest audience ever.
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Brian Williams proved that being a newscaster doesn’t prohibit you from being uproariously funny. Maddow’s subtle wit would serve Saturday Night Live well.
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Sure, Diddy is polarizing performer, but he is also undeniably entertaining. He’d probably bring a lot of panache to the SNL stage.
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Mr. West has become just as infamous for his unpredictable behavior on live TV (“Bush doesn’t care about black people”, Taylor Swift) as his music. Imagine if he were to hold SNL hostage for an hour and a half.
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Political figures like Al Gore, Rev. Jesse Jackson, John McCain and Ralph Nader have all hosted Saturday Night Live, so how about a former president?
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The former heavyweight champ’s cameo in The Hangover proved he could be funny and went a long way towards rehabilitating his public image. Why not take it a step further and follow in Betty White’s footsteps?
What a treat it would be to see a veteran actor like Freeman poke fun at his uber-dignified persona and show a little edge. Shockingly, this major star has never graced SNL’s stage.
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Despite a successful movie career, plus hosting both the Oscars and The View, Whoopi Goldberg has sadly never hosted SNL.
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America’s favorite curmudgeon, Seinfeld co-creator and Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry David would be an inspired choice. David actually was an SNL writer briefly in the 80s and barely got a sketch on the air. Now he could get his revenge as host.
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Chappelle has remained on the comedy sidelines for nearly five years now and he is sorely missed. Saturday Night Live could be the perfect place to start a comeback.
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Before becoming an Oscar winner, Mo’Nique was the first female host of “Showtime at the Apollo.”
SNL has had their share of laughs at Governor Paterson’s expense. It’d be nice to see him get a chance to stand up for himself as host of the show.
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Rapper and actor Mos Def is such a multi-faceted, eclectic performer, he would certainly liven up a stale episode of SNL.
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This living legend has had an even bigger impact on television and pop culture than Betty White—he deserves the chance to MC Saturday Night Live.
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The colorful and allegedly corrupt ex-Illinois governor has proven with his new career as a reality star that he is a big a of a shameless self promoter. The hair alone would make a sketch on SNL better.
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This Saturday, the legendary Betty White will make her debut on Saturday Night Live at age 88. The result of a massive viral campaign, White’s hosting gig is highly anticipated by fans of the show. This got theGrio thinking, while we love regular hosts like Alec Baldwin, there are tons of deserving and neglected stars who should get a shot at headlining this late night institution. Here are our dream picks…
WATCH HIGHLIGHTS OF BETTY WHITE’S SNL PERFORMANCE HERE: