John Mulaney – Mulaney wrote on SNL for six seasons and was best known for being the co-creator of Bill Hader’s famous Stefon character. Most recently he has enjoyed a successful run as one of the most popular standup comics in America. His monologue alone would be worth tuning in for. In September 2017 Netflix released an animated series starring Mulaney and SNL veterans Fred Armisen, Jenny Slate, Maya Rudolph, and Kristen Wiig.
Randall Park – The 43-year-old actor is easily one of the funniest people on television right now. Since 2015 he has starred as a patriarch and restaurateur in ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat. Park has made a litany of appearances in several big television shows, including VEEP, The Office, and New Girl.
|(L-R: Grohl, Ashton Kutcher, Fred Armisen on SNL)|
Dave Grohl – The Foo Fighters frontman holds the record for appearances as the musical guest on SNL. He has played on the show 12 times with Nirvana, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures, and Paul McCartney. Grohl has appeared in sketches, but he has never hosted an episode despite having some comic ability. He has delivered parts of a top ten list on TheLate Show With David Letterman, appeared in The Muppets, hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and has frequently released funny music videos for Foo Fighters. Grohl joining musicians like Paul Simon and Bruno Mars as a host seems like an inevitability.
Rachel Bloom – The star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend can do it all. She can sing, dance, and she’s a gifted actress with a knack for comedy. Bloom has already created a litany of viral videos and would excel as the centerpiece of a couple of Digital Shorts. Her wide range has already covered Ray Badbury, love triangles, pet theft, and a host of suggestive subjects. If SNL’s legendary Lonely Island crew ever had a long lost fourth member it would be Rachel Bloom.
Key and/or Peele – Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are two of the best sketch comedians of the last decade. Both had worked for MADtv, but churned out an unbelievable amount of quality work on their sketch comedy show Key & Peele for five years. Both have displayed an incredible ability to make any situation funny. Key’s famous role as Luther (Obama’s Anger Translator) could pair him with a cameo appearance from the former president or The Rock (as his character The Rock Obama). The smash success of Peele’s directorial debut, Get Out, earlier this year seems like a perfect opportunity for SNL to bring Peele on during award season.
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