Should Saturday Night Live fans expect to see a brand new episode tonight on NBC?
The calendar has flipped over to February, the Super Bowl is tomorrow, and there is a lot going on in Washington, D.C. But it’s also Saturday and that means late night television fans are thinking about Saturday Night Live.
At it’s worst, the 45th season of Saturday Night Live has been okay if not decent. Episodes hosted by Jennifer Lopez and Kristin Stewart left a little to be desired but at no fault of the hosts themselves.
At it’s best, this season has been absolutely special. Will Ferrell was on top of his game as usual. Eddie Murphy gave SNL some of its most buzz in years while setting records. And last week, Adam Driver proved he is one of the best hosts in recent memory.
So what will happen tonight? Will the momentum keep going or is Saturday Night Live taking it easy on Super Bowl weekend like the rest of the country?
Good news, SNL fans: there is a brand new episode tonight. NFL superstar J.J. Watt is the host and your musical guest is Luke Combs.
Watt will try to add his name to the list of successful NFL players turned SNL hosts that includes Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, and Tom Brady. Watt has show off his comedy chops in a number of commercials and his appearances on other late night shows should calm any concerns SNL fans have about tonight.
Besides Watt’s performance, it will be worth keeping an eye on how SNL treats this week’s cold open. Last week’s was a bit different in that it used just one cameo to cover the week in politics. Former cast member Jon Lovitz returned to portray President Trump lawyer Alan Dershowitz.
Most SNL fans were happy to see less reliance on surprise guests that usually earn more applause than laughs. With the impeachment trial taking a major turn the day before the show, it will be interesting to see how SNL handles it and who they call in for an assist.
And with the Super Bowl between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs the next day, you can be sure that J.J. Watt will be involved in a football-themed sketch. Maybe it will be another entry in the Totinos saga?
What are you looking forward to seeing tonight on Saturday Night Live? What do you expect from J.J. Watt as host? Let us know in the comments and be sure to check back with Last Night On for all the highlights. Saturday Night Live airs tonight at 11:30 PM ET on NBC.