'SNL' may have taken the past weekend off to recuperate from its monumental Kerry Washington-Eminem hour, but this Saturday will see the weekend late-night staple pulling double duty with the ever-enigmatic Lady Gaga as both host and musical guest. The first promos for Gaga's 'SNL' return have arrived, and they're every bit as weird as you'd expect.
Though 'SNL' star Kenan Thompson hits a few familiar beats in calling out Gaga's infamous meat dress, the veteran comic actor just about mops the floor with Gaga across the first few spots for this weekend's installment. Gaga seems surprisingly stiff for such an expressive performer, at one point mistaken for a lamp in a wig.
Far from Gaga's first 'SNL' installment, however, the 'ArtPop' singer/'Machete Kills' actress has previously performed twice on the program, even appearing in a digital short or two. Gaga had been rumored to host before the season actually began, though NBC instead focused on its bigger collars like Bruce Willis and Edward Norton.
Hopefully the wooden promos won't end up indicative of Gaga's actual strength as a comedic performer, but if all else fails, there's always ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire‘ star Josh Hutcherson in the week to follow. Check out Lady Gaga's 'SNL' hosting debut in the clip above, and give us your predictions in the comments!