Alec Baldwin will be adding to his already formidable reign as Saturday Night Live host when he does the honors for the 17th time.
In my opinion, he established himself as my all-time favorite SNL host years ago not just for the amount of times he has hosted, but for the quality of many of his skits, monologues and celebrity impressions. And speaking of impressions, his current role as President Donald Trumponly cements his standing for me.
It also got me to thinking of other memorable SNL hosts. And you know by now that when I begin thinking like this, a list is not too far behind. So I decided to pick my favorite SNL hosts by decade. And with that, here’s my list
1975-1980: Steve Martin
1981-1990: Tom Hanks
1991-2000: Alec Baldwin
2001-2010: Justin Timberlake
2011-present: Melissa McCarthy
How about you? Who’s your all-time favorite SNL host?
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