‘SNL’ Preview: Sarah Silverman Returns After 20 Years, Still Takes Credit
Last week's 'SNL' premiere kicked of the 40th anniversary season on a relatively confident note, but this weekend will see our first female host take the stage as Sarah Silverman returns to the fold following two decades away. The comedienne and writer/cast member from the early '90s takes credit for 'SNL''s best sketches in the first promos, also demanding more female hosts between the first two episodes.
Joined by Taran Killam, the newest 'SNL' promos see Silverman (who few realize worked on the show from '93-'94) promoting her first hosting gig, alongside musical guest Maroon 5. Killam also pokes fun at Silverman's history with Comedy Central roasts, while Silverman espouses acting as the first female host of the season, admittedly by only the second episode.
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.
Following Silverman's October 4 hosting duties will be alumni Bill Hader on October 11 with musical guest Hozier. Additionally, Jim Carrey has been rumored to host an early episode this fall, likely in promotion of November sequel 'Dumb and Dumber To.'
You can check out the entirety of Sara Silverman's 'SNL' season 40 promos above, and tell us what you want to see from this Saturday's latest installment! What did you think of last week's premiere with 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star Chris Pratt?