Will Ferrell to Host ‘SNL’ For a Third Time

Senior Pop Culture Editor
04.27.12 14 Comments

As previously reported, Eli Manning (whose Wikipedia photo is PERFECT; he will never not look like an uncomfortable teenager having his prom photo taken) will host the May 5th episode of “SNL.” Today, in a move that can only be considered an acknowledgement of how awful that’s going to be, NBC went ahead and announced that Will Ferrell – who NFL pundits would claim “makes everyone else around him better” – will return to Studio 8H and host the May 12th episode, with musical guest Usher.

There’s not much else to say here, other than: that’s good news. My official prediction is that we will laugh, very likely more than once, and enjoy the evening, which will double as Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, and Andy Samberg’s second-to-last episode on the show. And then, for the season finale on May 19th, when Sacha Baron Cohen inevitably hosts, we’ll go back to our conflicted feelings about the show. But we’ll always have the 12th.

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