Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Justin Timberlake Would Join the Cast of SNL, If Invited To

Justin Timberlake is a pretty kick-ass SNL host, being a part of some of the best (and most popular) sketches of the past few years. The man is up for anything and has some great comedic timing! Would he still be as good if he had to bring the heat week after week? He told classy news program Extra that he'd be willing to try, saying if he was offered a one- or two-year contract, he'd "absolutely" do it.

It's certainly an interesting idea! Sure, it goes against the general practice of hiring unknowns to SNL, and he would almost certainly expect more money per year than the rest of the cast combined as he is so pretty and famous and pretty, but it would undoubtedly do wonders for the shows ratings. What do you think? Would such a crazy move end up being a good thing? I'd certainly be willing to see them try.

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  • http://money-cash-hos.com David Cho

    Would he need more money because he's famous or less money because he's famous (because he clearly has more than enough money and loves the brand)?

  • JoshUng

    Hmm, NBC late night sketch comedy show hires celebrity who is more famous than all of the other actors combined. Sounds like a pretty good ptich for a sitcom.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Felix-Molina/2000761 Felix Molina

    What I find interesting about this is that he would probably get rave reviews (at least for a while), despite there being a million actors/comedians out there that could do better. This isn't so much a complaint as an observation about how tough it is to be a fresh face on SNL. Paul Brittain is a hilarious individual, but I don't know if people will give him the time of day.

    Oh, and since I've been meaning to say this in an SNL related post, I'll just say it now, though it's only loosely related:
    I think Jay Pharaoh is awful. E!'s Ken Tucker keeps calling him the saving grace of any sketch he's in, but his timing is regularly off, he slips out of his characters frequently, and he's nerves consistently show through. I thought that breathy-principal role was a fun idea that he butchered.