17 Times Famous People Absolutely Nailed Their “SNL” Hosting Gigs

Repeat after me: Harry Styles was an absolute STAR on SNL.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us who their favorite SNL host of all time is. Here are some who were so good, they deserved to be cast members:

1.

Adam Driver (Season 45, Episode 11)


NBC

“Adam Driver’s Star Wars sketches were SO FUNNY. He’s a natural comic, and I love whenever he hosts SNL.”

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2.

Donald Glover (Season 43, Episode 19)


NBC

“I loved seeing Donald Glover/Childish Gambino as a host. He was just naturally funny, and he fit right in with the rest of the cast. Plus, seeing the difference between him as an actor and him as a musician so rapidly was very interesting.”

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3.

Betty White (Season 35, Episode 21)


NBC

“Betty White was the absolute BEST Saturday Night Live host. Her timing was incredible in every sketch, and, honestly, I don’t know how it took them so long to get her on the show.”

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Watch the full “Dusty Muffin” sketch here:


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4.

Kristen Stewart (Season 42, Episode 13)


NBC

“I couldn’t stop laughing when Kristen Stewart did a Totino’s commercial spoof with Vanessa Bayer. She was sooooo good and funny.”

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5.

Lin-Manuel Miranda (Season 42, Episode 2)


NBC

“Lin-Manuel Miranda was hilarious in all the sketches he was in, especially as a stereotypical substitute teacher who tries to inspire his students through rap music and cheesy stories.”

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6.

Harry Styles (Season 45, Episode 6)


NBC

“He was hilarious, great at doing accents, and willing to go along with just about anything that was thrown at him. The joke he recited about Simon Cowell growing his One Direction mates and him in test tubes during the monologue was amazing.”

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7.

Tiffany Haddish (Season 43, Episode 5)


NBC

“Tiffany Haddish was DYNAMITE when she hosted in 2017. From her opening monologue about rewearing her classic white dress, to the ‘Whiskers R We’ sketch when she saved the cat from jumping, I couldn’t stop laughing!”

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8.

Tom Hanks (Season 42, Episode 4)


NBC

“Tom Hanks was incredible. His range as an actor really lent itself to the format, especially with the ‘David S. Pumpkins’ sketch.”

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9.

Ariana Grande (Season 41, Episode 15)


NBC

“Ariana Grande was awesome as a host! Her Jennifer Lawrence impression was hilarious in the ‘Celebrity Family Feud‘ sketch, and the sketch where she does impressions of Britney Spears, Shakira, and Rihanna was great!”

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10.

Drake (Season 41, Episode 20)


NBC

“The sketch where Drake pretends he has a beef with the entire SNL cast is HILARIOUS. He wasn’t afraid to poke fun at himself, which I loved.”

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11.

Kerry Washington (Season 39, Episode 5)


NBC

“Kerry Washington had one of the best stand-alone episodes ever, and should have been invited back by now! She committed to the characters and elevated the sketches. What a pro.”

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12.

Jim Carrey (Season 21, Episode 20)


NBC

“When Jim Carrey played a lifeguard for a jacuzzi and he screamed, ‘Resume general swim!’ I lost it. No one was a funnier host than him, hands down.”

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13.

RuPaul (Season 45, Episode 13)


NBC

“RuPaul was hands down the best SNL host. I watched all of his sketches, even the ones that were cut for time. He was so versatile and could command a room. 10/10 host.”

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14.

Melissa McCarthy (Season 42, Episode 13)


NBC

“Melissa McCarthy fully committed to her roles, especially the physicality within the jokes. Just watch her reoccurring guest role as Sean Spicer — she was hilariously awesome!”

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15.

Jennifer Lopez (Season 45, Episode 8)


NBC

“Jennifer Lopez was funny as hell on SNL! The sketch she did with Pete Davidson last year was beyond hilarious — she said the most random things to Pete’s character, and cracked me up.”

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16.

Jason Momoa (Season 44, Episode 8)


NBC

“Jason Momoa is always good on Saturday Night Live, especially when he played the little Elf on the Shelf. With that long beard and high-pitched voice, I couldn’t help but laugh out loud!”

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17.

And Alec Baldwin (Season 24, Episode 9)


NBC

“Alec Baldwin has to be up there as one of the best hosts because of his longevity, his Trump impression, and, of course, the ‘Schweddy Balls’ sketch. I still can’t figure out how they made it through that sketch with a straight face.”

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Submissions have been edited for length and clarity.

Is there anyone else who absolutely nailed it as a host? Sound off in the comments below!

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