Bruno Mars is Hosting ‘SNL’ for Some Reason; Christina Applegate Is Too
The hosts for two upcoming SNL episodes have just been announced. While it’s old news that Daniel Craig is on duty this weekend with musical guest Muse, the new news is that Christina Applegate will be hosting October 13th with music from Passion Pit and Bruno Mars will be pulling double-duty as both host and musical guest on October 20th. This will be the second time hosting for Applegate; her first was nearly 20 years ago, in 1993, when she was on Married with Children. Applegate stars in the Lorne Michaels-produced NBC sitcom Up All Night, so booking her keeps things in the Broadway Video family. Bruno Mars musical guested two years ago but has never hosted the show before (or done comedy ever, outside of a three-minute Funny or Die video). When it comes to musicians as SNL hosts, will Bruno Mars be the next Justin Timberlake or will he be unremarkable at comedy like every other musician who’s ever hosted the show?