The current political climate is giving SNL another chance at rebirth. Every few years the program sheds its skin and adjusts its tone to the cast and crew they have in their company, lately, they’ve been hitting their stride.
This week, Kumail Nanjiani will be hosting the show after the premier of his film The Big Stick made $52.3 million in the box office. His high-profile appearances on Silicon Valley, Adventure Time and his own Comedy Central show The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail continue to make him a household name.
Nanjiani having a comedy background will help curb some of the awkwardness that you’ll see with most first time hosts. But being a standup comedian means that fans watching at home will be expecting a lot out of his opening monologue.
The musical guest will be the timeless pop legend P!NK. ‘
If the writers managed to sell Lorne Michaels on another Alec Baldwin appearance, then we’ll all go to bed in stitches tonight.