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Monday, October 1st, 2012

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?

  • bowenyang

    I might sound like an uncultured buffoon for saying this, but as far as double-duty hosts have gone down in recent SNL history, I think the two times Britney Spears hosted (back in her career peak) she did an admirable job. Am I the only one who thinks this?

    • http://twitter.com/megh_wright Megh Wright

      Nope, you're absolutely right. Woodrow the Homeless Man just wouldn't have been as amazing without her.

  • carson1

    "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?"
    I think Sting might have a point of contention here, although I would hardly describe what he creates as music.

  • Jason

    Most of the other musical hosts were not great (I can only think of JT, Sting and Paul Simon having solid episodes as hosts)…I don't have high hopes for Bruno Mars, though.