SNL has announced the next two hosts and musical performances for the October 26 and November 2 shows. The show is taking a week off this week and is replaying the first episode of the season.
On the October 26 episode Edward Norton will be hosting the show and Janelle Monae will be the musical guest. If you have no clue who Edward Norton is, you’re not alone cause I wasn’t sure either. He actually has done a lot of stuff on TV and in movies, but it looks like minor parts. He was the Hulk in the 2008 film The Incredible Hulk. You may know him from his most recent acting jobs in the films Moonrise Kingdom and The Bourne Legacy. Looks like the next film he is in doesn’t come out until 2014 and is called Birdman.
Janelle Monae should be a household name by now after seeing exposure from the song “We Are Young” by fun., which she was the featured artist. She has had two previous albums that I haven’t listened to yet, but those were before the fun. exposure. She just released an new album in September called The Electric Lady which I have heard some songs from. She has a great voice and her songs are great, so I am excited to see her perform on the show for the first time. She definitely is one that deserves to be heard by millions.
On the November 2 episode Kerry Washington will be hosting with Eminem as the musical guest. You have most definitely heard of Kerry Washington from ABC’s hit show Scandal. I don’t watch the show and know that she is in the show and what it’s about. Kerry was also in the critically acclaimed and widely talked about Django: Unchained that came out at the end of last year.
Eminem has been away for a few years, but he has returned to make an attempt to take back the rap throne. Can he do it? Possibly with songs like “Berzerk” he is destined to make a strong comeback with a new sound and vibe. His new album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is set to be released November 5, so it is a good thing he is on this show the Saturday before. It will be good to give him more exposure to others that may not know he is back.
All in all I think it is hard for me to decide how these shows will go. I think the musical guests are solid for the next two episodes, but not sure on the hosts. It seems the hosts I think will be funny aren’t, and the ones I think won’t be funny are, so going by that, I would say these will be two funny episodes. We just got to remember that SNL is in a rebuilding phase.
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