Saturday Night Live just announced the first three hosts of its 41st season when the show returns this October, and they’re bringing out the big guns. Billy Ray’s pride and joy, Miley Cyrus will be hosting for a third time on October 3rd, writer and star of the summer smash comedy Trainwreck, Amy Schumer will make her SNL debut on October 10th and on October 17th, Saturday Night Live alum Tracy Morgan will be “coming home” to his SNL roots to host the show. In anticipation of the new season, here’s a rundown of what we really really hope to see vs. what will probably happen.
Miley Cyrus (October 3) Love her or hate her Miley Cyrus and SNL are a match made in heaven. The 22-year old singer-songwriter-actress- tongue model will be hosting for her third time. Yup… THIRD TIME. But don’t be so quick to judge! Lorne Michaels and co. know what they’re doing. The creative genius that is Hannah Montana is actually quite funny! Not only she can take a joke, but she isn’t afraid to poke fun at herself. We <3 that.
What we hope to see: More sketches featuring Vanessa Bayer playing Miley, Kate McKinnon doing her best Justin Bieber and Miley just being hilarious -- all while in the same room. NBC, let’s try to make that happen somehow…
What will probably happen: Miley will wear something ridiculous, the show will be filled with more cameos than jokes, there will hopefully be at least one stellar SNL digital short.
Amy Schumer (October 10) It’s been a big year for Ms. Schumer. She brought audiences a phenomenal 3rd season of her hit TV show Inside Amy Schumer, was the hostess with the mostess at this years’ MTV movie Awards, wore two hats as writer and star of the Judd Apatow summer hit Trainwreck , she's headlining the Oddball Comedy Festival across North America with Aziz Ansari, and she’ll (finally) host Saturday Night Live for the first time.
What we hope to see: Schumer is one of the best stand-ups working today. We hope that she follows in Louis CK's footsteps and uses her SNL monologue time to push the limits and really show the world what she does best. Also, she would make a terrific sidekick to Cecily Strong’s “Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party” character. Oh! And we’d love a cameo from her Trainwreck co-star Bill Hader. Is that too much to ask?
What will probably happen: We’ll see a more PG version of Schumer, poking fun at dating and the funny side of being a single woman today.
Tracy Morgan (October 17) Tracy Morgan is returning to live TV for the first time since his tragic car accident back in June 2014. After a long recovery and having suffered from serious brain injuries, Morgan is probably who audiences will be most excited to see back on TV. He gave his first (very emotional) interview since the accident this past June on the Today Show, and tweeted on Monday that he was “stoked to be going home” to SNL.
What we hope to see: The return of Brian Fellow, Maya Anjelou or Uncle Jemima. Any or all of these will do, thanks.
What will probably happen: It won’t be as funny as we’d hoped, but it will still be great to see Morgan back where he belongs, live from New York on Saturday night in front of a studio audience being silly.
Tune in this October when SNL returns to see if our predictions were on point.