Finish this sentence: Live from New York…
Whether you watch it or not, you just said, “It’s Saturday Night!” Saturday Night Live has been on the air since 1975, and according to this season’s agenda, it is not slowing down anytime soon. The 39th season of SNL will showcase a number of promising hosts, musical groups and guest appearances.
Before we go any further, let’s talk about actress, Tina Fey. From her time as a member on SNL, to her role in 30 Rock, to her autobiography she has showcased funny in a variety of ways, and she is always successful. That being said, I was ecstatic to hear that she would be hosting the show’s season opener on Saturday, Sept. 28. A lot of my favorite moments from SNL revolve around Fey, and as an avid 30 Rock watcher, I look forward to seeing her back on the big screen. My hope is that she will make an appearance on Weekend Update or break out in a little Sarah Palin. Fey will be accompanied by Arcade Fire as the musical guest, another personal favorite of mine. I think that this will be a great start to the season. Additionally, Miley Cyrus, Bruce Willis, and Katy Perry are just a few other celebrities you’ll see on the SNL stage this fall. As outrageous as Cyrus has been lately, I’m sure she’ll make somewhat of a memorable impression on her audience. That being said, we’ll have to stay tuned to find out.
Aside from its future guests, SNL lost a number of its key cast members from the last couple of years, which has me wondering how this season will differ from others. Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Jason Sudeikis left, and Seth Meyers is set to say goodbye soon after the season starts. And though I am sad to see those guys leave, SNL has picked up a number of new actors/comedians to fill their spaces. Noel Wells, John Milhiser, Kyle Mooney, and Beck Bennett are expected to join this cast this September. Fun Fact: Beck Bennett is the hilarious, stern voiced man in the AT&T commercials with the little kids, so that is something to certainly look forward to.
Personally, I am looking forward to skipping the downtown scene on Saturday the 28th to stay in and hang out on the couch watching Tina Fey do what she does best! I have high hopes for this season, yet I still think it will be interesting to see how it all plays out.