Kim Kardashian gets support from family and friends during the reality star’s SNL debut 

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While she is probably not a singer, actor, or comic – Kim Kardashian definitely is not the first celeb that has been a stunning decide as a Saturday Night Live host. 

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Here, takes a take a look at a few of the most weird selections of SNL visitor stars, and which ones bombed stay of the evening… 

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Donald Trump (2015) 

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Former President Donald Trump first hosted SNL in 2004, however it was his 2015 look that actually triggered a stir. The present’s choice to let a Republican Presidential nominee host was met with enormous criticism and precise protests in opposition to the present.  Did it repay? Cast member Colin Jost later confessed that the episode was ‘fairly dangerous’ whereas Killam, who performed Trump earlier than Alec Baldwin, known as it ’embarrassing and shameful.’ Killiam stated: ‘It was tough. It was not satisfying at the time and one thing that solely grows extra embarrassing and shameful as time goes on.’

Trump pictured on his first go at hosting in 2004

Trump pictured on his first go at internet hosting in 2004

Adele (2020) 

Saturday Night Live is commonly credited as launching Adele’s profession in the States, as she occurred to carry out on one among the most highest-rated episodes, on September 13, 2008, when Sarah Palin hosted. However, the singer actually shocked followers when she determined to host the present final October, regardless of not having something to advertise at the time (stars often seem as a part of a promotion path.) The dangerous transfer paid off, as the Someone Like You singer went down a storm with hit skits comparable to her tackle The Bachelor. However, she did obtain criticism for the Africa intercourse tourism sketch, the place she, Heidi Gardner and Kate McKinnon performed divorcees lusting after African males.

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Elon Musk (2021)

The announcement of Elon Musk as host instantly triggered outrage each from followers and members of the forged. Many threw shade, together with fashionable star Aidy Bryant who subsequently posted a tweet from U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders that criticized ‘the 50 wealthiest folks in America right now.’ Bryant was not featured in Musk’s episode. While the finish consequence was a combined bag of reactions from viewers, the Tesla billionaire obtained reward from overtly speaking about struggling from Asperger’s syndrome, whereas his then-girlfriend, the musician Grimes, additionally leant her support by showing on the present with him.  

Wrong choice? Some SNL stars were less than happy with Musk as host

Wrong alternative? Some SNL stars had been lower than pleased with Musk as host 

Paris Hilton (2005)

A each stunning and courageous alternative for the comedy gig – sadly Paris Hilton stab at SNL glory didn’t work out nicely. She appeared on February 2, 2005, driving excessive off The Simple Life and performed an adulterous Barbie Doll and additionally Melania Trump. While her skits didn’t make a lot of an affect, it was her behind-the-scenes conduct that was known as into query. Then SNL star Tina Fey known as her a ‘piece of s**t’ to Howard Stern in 2006. Mean Girls star and author Fey known as the Hilton heiress ‘terrible’ and and stated that she was ‘unbelievable dumb and so pleased with how dumb she is.’

Ronda Rousey (2016) 

At the time, Ronda Rousey was a up and coming UFC star on the verge of breaking via into the mainstream when she hosted in 2016. However, the WWE champ hosted the present only a mere two months after her brutal combat in opposition to Holly Holm, and maybe that coupled with an enormous snowstorm round NYC affected her efficiency as evaluations had been dismal. IndieWire stated Rousey ‘wasn’t that efficient’ and that Tina Fey had ‘stolen’ the present from her. ‘Bringing in an athlete as host is at all times a dangerous transfer,’ the evaluation stated, but additionally stated Rousey ‘did not do something unsuitable’ and nailed some comedian timing. 

Ron Reagan (1986) 

Then-President Ronald Reagan’s son Ron Reagan was thought-about a stunning alternative in 1986, and raised many eyebrows at the time. He opened the present ripping off Tom Cruise in Risky Business as he paraded via the White House in his underwear. Randy Quaid performed his father whereas Terry Sweeney went in full drag as Nancy Reagan. Reports stated at the time that Reagan, a former ballet dancer, was allowed to approve all the pieces in the skits beforehand. All in all, the shock internet hosting gig was not a catastrophe, and is fondly remembered for a Back to the Future skit. 

Nancy Kerrigan (1994) 

Olympic determine skater Nancy Kerrigan hosted SNL only a mere few months after she was infamously attacked by Tonya Harding’s boyfriend. Certainly an odd alternative, TIME Magazine stated Kerrigan ‘put in a supremely awkward efficiency.’ However, whereas Kerrigan could have missed the comedic mark – it was a rankings hit, additionally because of a legendary musical Aretha Franklin. Chris Farley and David Spade the place additionally praised for his or her hilarious commentary of Olympic ice skating during the episode. 

Nancy Kerrigan onstage during the monologue March 12, 1994

Nancy Kerrigan onstage during the monologue March 12, 1994

Catherine Oxenberg (1986) 

Many will now acknowledge the title Catherine Oxenberg as being a part of the hit HBO documentary The Vow about NXIVM chief Keith Raniere. But again in the 80s, Oxenberg was successful on Dynasty taking part in Amanda Carrington and worthy of the SNL internet hosting gig. She impressed viewers by evaluating her mom on the present Alexis Carrington (Joan Collins) to her well-known mom in real-life, Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia. Musical friends for the episode included Paul Simon and LadySmith Black Mambazo. 

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