Eyes had been widened and mouths dropped open late final month when it was introduced that Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk could be internet hosting “Saturday Night time Reside” on Could eight.
His internet hosting gig prompted outrage from some “SNL” solid members, although they gained’t be forced to act alongside him, based on sources. And the present will go on, as Musk — who can’t seem to understand what the fuss is about — has called on his loyal Twitter followers for skit concepts.
However Musk will not be the one controversial visitor to look on the NBC sketch comedy present. Have a look again at among the most surprising hosts and performers over time.
Issues bought cringeworthy when the Oscar-winner hosted the present with musical visitor Sean Paul in 2003. Brody carried out a skit that was deemed racially offensive the place he went off script and wore faux dreadlocks and spoke with a Jamaican accent. “The Pianist” actor subsequently was booed from the stage and banned from internet hosting “SNL” ever once more.
The Irish singer additional cemented her standing as an eccentric and passionate performer when she turned her 1992 efficiency right into a protest. She proceeded to tear up a photograph of Pope John Paul II on air to struggle in opposition to sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.
Simpson was the musical visitor alongside actor Jude Legislation throughout a 2004 internet hosting gig when the “La La” songstress was infamously caught lip-syncing on stage. She sang her first track with no hitch however when she was about to carry out her single “Autobiography,” issues went south very quick. Her band started to play the track, nevertheless, the vocals for “Items of Me” started to play as an alternative. A glance of horror washed over her and the present ran to industrial. In a 2018 episode of “Watch What Happens Live,” the singer took accountability for the mixup.
Pre-election Trump was requested to host the present in 2015. Whereas the billionaire made enjoyable of his tweets and his cash, about 200 people later protested near 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York Metropolis the place the present is filmed.
The biking professional took a shot at internet hosting throughout a 2005 episode across the time doping allegations had been uncovered by French newspaper L’Equipe. However Armstrong joked in his opening monologue in regards to the report: “The final time I did one thing too good, the French began testing my urine each 15 minutes.”
The previous New York Metropolis mayor took the stage in 1997 and has since been thought of one of many worst hosts ever. Nonetheless, regardless of the hate, he returned in 2001 shortly after 9/11 and once more in 2008. His skits included one the place he bought pleasant with Saddam Hussein and Ted Koppel.
The comic’s stint on “SNL” shocked viewers when he improvised his 1994 opening monologue and spoke about female hygiene. He was supposedly banned from the present after it was reported that the community had acquired over 200 complaints about his feedback. The “Martin” star appeared on the radio present “The Breakfast Club” final 12 months and was requested about his banishment. “I don’t give a rattling,” he stated. “I’m not banned from ‘SNL.’ They banned me from NBC on the time for a minute. However then they realized the way in which it went down wasn’t what they thought after which they despatched me an apology letter.”
Seagal’s 1991 stint within the NBC studio was reportedly so dangerous, clips of his episode have allegedly been erased and no videos of the episode are available for viewing. “SNL” solid member David Spade opened up about Seagal on the “Literally!” podcast in 2020. “He was too cool and he had his picture. He couldn’t be relatable,” Spade stated.
The comic had followers divided over his monologue in 2020 when he stated that white ladies have “hijacked the woke motion.” “In some way, white ladies swung their Gucci-booted toes over the fence of oppression and caught themselves on the entrance of the road,” Burr stated, including that he has “by no means heard a lot complaining in my life from white ladies.”