Rolling Stone is reporting that Steve Buscemi will host the December 3rd episode of “Saturday Night Live” with musical guest the Black Keys. The blues-rock duo played the show earlier this year (in January when Jim Carrey hosted), but it will be Buscemi’s first time hosting since his premiere gig in 1998.
I’m huge on this not only because I like bare-bones guitar-and-drums rock and roll (I’m white), but because Buscemi’s leading role on “Boardwalk Empire” has dampened my impression of him as a quirky character actor. Two seasons of watching Nucky Thompson yell at people and be in charge has put all those weird supporting roles on the back burner of my brain: Reservoir Dogs, The Big Lebowski, Fargo, Con Air, Ghost World… and who can forget his scene-stealing turn as Crazy Eyes in Mr. Deeds? The Oscars cheated him, I say.
Basically, Steve Buscemi should be hosting the show EVERY year.