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Jon Hamm and Emma Stone Set to Host 'SNL'

by Jean Bentley, posted Sep 17th 2010 2:40PM
Emma StoneJudging from the stellar lineup of hosts announced so far, this season of 'Saturday Night Live' is shaping up to be an epic one. Amy Poehler, Bryan Cranston and Jane Lynch have already signed on for episodes in September and October, and now two new names have been added to the mix: Emma Stone and Jon Hamm.

'Easy A' star Stone announced on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' on Wednesday that she will appear on 'SNL's Oct. 23rd episode. She's a particularly smart choice -- the young actress has been garnering pre-crazytown Lindsay Lohan comparisons, and seems like she actually has the chops to do a good job.

Perennial 'SNL' favorite Hamm told Fallon last night that he'll host the Halloween episode on Oct. 30. Hamm's first successful venture as host was the Halloween episode in 2008, so we know he'll be able to knock it out of the park. Our only concern -- the last time he hosted was in January, so this will be his second episode in the same calendar year. If we see him too often, will our love for Hamm's Ham wane? Then again, it's really never too soon for another glimpse at Sergio.

What do you think about the 'SNL' host lineup? How do you think Stone and Hamm will do?

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Harold King

Rock n pig.

September 18 2010 at 11:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Pat L.

No Mac I meant Elizabeth Moss. She was married for seven months to that alien Fred Armisen ( the bad Obama ).

September 18 2010 at 11:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
stacks

The show needs ETHNIC DIVERSITY!! Writers & actors. Male & female. How can the show have GREAT musical guests of every type-----but can't apply that principal to the talent, both in front of AND behind the scenes!! The show can be great again if Lorne Michaels can put the ship back on course if he's willing to push for & get the help he desperately needs in today's tv age!!

September 18 2010 at 10:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Witch of Eastwick

I'll always love the old episodes. I still watch and quote them. It has majorly slipped in the past few years, but the end of last season had a little upswing with Betty White & Alec Baldwin. They've had their low points before & recovered. Maybe this season will come up again. I agree that Kristen Weig seems to be doing the same character in every sketch. I miss Tina Fey.

September 18 2010 at 8:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Pat L.

We hope the new season and the new cast members improve the show. Good to see the lineup for this season. Jon Hamm was my favorite host last season. Wouldn't it be weird if Elizabeth Moss shows up just to spit at her ex-husband - now that would be FUNNY!

September 18 2010 at 4:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Patricia

I think you mean January Jones rather than Elizabeth Moss. Jones plays Betty Draper, Don Draper's ex-wife.

September 18 2010 at 5:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
SickofMichael

The writers of SNL are so bad! But with the daily material Sarah Stupid Palin gives them, the show will be good again - when they REPEAT her exact words as well as new tea bigot KKKrazies: Michele BacKKKMan, Christine O'Donnell (masturbation should be illegal) and Sharon Angle (Nevada) and the KKKrazy gov. from Arizona! Can't wait!

September 18 2010 at 1:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Wish Belkin

This show just stinks on ice.

September 18 2010 at 10:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
YaALLreDunDanT

snl is on the air - my God - had thought it was gone a Loooooooong time ago .

September 18 2010 at 10:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
YOUare..No, YOU are

The hosts only make some of the difference - it's the skits that matter. I don't care how funny a person may try to be, if the situation is pointless or drags on without conclusion (like too many with Kristen Wieg mugging for the camera/breaking things and the umpteen unfunny TV talk show interview bits per season),it will fall flat. How many times does this have to happen for writers to get it? One reason the news has often done well is because it's been fresh, sharp, daring and time-limited. Learn, people! Seriously, I have watched this show since it started...though far less in recent years, I am not a comedy writer or comedian but by now even I could give you tips about timing, "leave them wanting more," etc. In fact, watch your predecessors (Phil Hartman among them) from the "golden days" to see how it's done. Dump the annoying bits, the toilet humor and fat guys in Speedos - and for the love of comedy, write something FUNNY for your actors.

September 18 2010 at 1:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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lita

That's why I was glad that Molly Shannon left. The endless crashing into things and sticking her hands under her armpits and smelling them.... That's funny? When she did this routine, I'd just go in the kitchen and get a drink until she was done. And Tracy Morgan? He is one of the least funny people to ever pass through the doors at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. (Sadly, he is unaware of this fact.)

September 18 2010 at 4:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tony DIMeo

I don't think I could stop loving Jon Hamm no matter how many times he's on tV

September 17 2010 at 3:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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artie

Who can watch SNL it has to be one of the worst shows on TV and how it stayed on this long is amazing. What kind of rating can it possibly have, maybe a 1 or less share

September 18 2010 at 1:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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