‘SNL’ Preview: Bill Hader Scats, Sticks It to Old Man Lorne Michaels
This past weekend's 'SNL' with comedian Sarah Silverman brought with it a few stumbles, but what better way to return to form than with a seasoned alum? Bill Hader will return to grace the 'SNL' stage with his presence this Saturday with musical guest Hozier, the first promos of which see the 'Skeleton Twins' star catching up with Kenan Thompson on all the changes.
Though you won't catch Stefon in a return appearance (don't worry, how else would they keep eyes on the new Weekend Update?), Hader promises plenty of impressions to come, while Thompson riffs on the "What's Up With That?" sketch never allowing Hader to speak at all. Of course, if you ever wanted to hear Bill Hader scat in preview of his new (fake) album dropping, you're in luck!
Most recently returning Darrell Hammond as a replacement for the late Don Pardo, as well as adding comedian Pete Davidson as a featured player and Michael Che as a new Weekend Update Host, 'SNL''s 40th anniversary season has also seen season 39's Mike O'Brien returning to the writer's room, complimenting the departures of fellow freshmen Brooks Wheelan, Noël Wells and John Milhiser.
No official acts have been booked beyond Hader's October 11 hosting duties, though Jim Carrey has been rumored to host an early episode this fall, likely in promotion of November sequel 'Dumb and Dumber To.' While we wait, check out Bill Hader's 'SNL' return above, and tell us what you want to see next from the 40th anniversary season!