A mere eight days before the Academy Awards, where he’s nominated Best Supporting Actor for his great work in Django Unchained, giggly Muppet Christoph Waltz will host SNL for the first time on February 16, bringing with him soul-rockers the Alabama Shakes, definitely, and bowing horses, hopefully.
Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner (Django Unchained) Christoph Waltz makes his SNL hosting debut on February 16. Waltz received an Oscar, SAG and Golden Globe award, among many others, for his performance in Inglorious Basterds in 2009. Joining Waltz is Alabama Shakes, making their musical guest debut. The rock band recently received three 2013 Grammy Award nominations, including Best New Artist, for their critically acclaimed album Boys & Girls. (Via)
Let’s get it out of the way now: that’s a bingo. OK, moving on. Waltz is someone who’s naturally funny, and his episode should more than make up for the inevitable disaster that is Justin Bieber’s. Maybe if we’re lucky, SNL will parody Waltz’s classic 1998 film, Das merkwürdige Verhalten geschlechtsreifer Großstädter zur Paarungszeit, which might already be a comedy, I have no idea, but it’s certainly funny to say. In fact, the entire episode should just be Waltz speaking Austrian, with the occasional girlish laugh throw in for good measure. Best episode of the year.