4/6 Melissa McCarthy (with musical guest Phoenix)
After a 3 week hiatus, SNL returns with host Melissa McCarthy! Melissa was one of the best hosts of last season, so we're very excited to see her return to the show. She seemed very comfortable on the show, really getting into each of the crazy characters that she portrayed in her hilarious episode. She's also not afraid to get down and dirty, as evidenced by the "Taste Test" sketch posted below. Her hosting also raises the question of whether Kristen Wiig will return to reunite with her former Bridesmaids co-star. While Kristen made a brief cameo in the Martin Short hosted episode, it would be great to see her and Melissa together again for a whole sketch, as they have great chemistry together as evidenced by Melissa's monologue last season. Check out Melissa's monologue with Kristen Wiig and the hilarious "Taste Test" sketch from Melisa's first time hosting, followed by a preview for this Saturday's show!
After Melissa McCarthy it will be Vince Vaughn's turn to host. Vaughn will be returning to SNL for the first time in 15 years since first hosting back in 1998. While we haven't seen many of Vaughn's more recent films, we did enjoy some of his earlier movies (Wedding Crashers, Dodgeball, etc.) so we know he's a funny guy. It should be interesting to see him back on SNL after so long. Perhaps one of his fellow "Frat Pack" members like Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, or Owen Wilson will make an appearance? We'll soon find out! Below, check out some sketches from his first time hosting. First, Vaughn stars opposite in Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon in "Dog Show", and then Vaughn, Tracy Morgan, and Tim Meadows appear in "Pimp Chat".
And here's a promo for the show!