Jesse Eisenberg To Become SNL’s Most Awkward Host Ever

Friday, January 14 by

Watching Jesse Eisenberg‘s interview on Conan made me realize that playing awkward, darkly weird Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network may not have been that much of a stretch. Now he’s getting ready to host Saturday Night Live on January 29th. I’m imagining the very end, where everybody hugs each other, and Eisenberg refuses to be touched. He just keeps staring at Abby Elliot. Staring and staring and staring. And she knows he’s staring. So Abby decides to avoid him at the wrap party afterwards. He goes home early and punches a framed Zombieland poster on the wall. “What’s WRONG with me?!”

Of course, if that were the case, his show would still be a lot better than the January Jones episode.

Meanwhile, Dana Carvey will return to 30 Rockefeller Plaza on February 5th, which brings up an interesting question: really?

I know he’s an SNL legend, and Church Lady can (and should) kick all of Kristen Wiig‘s running characters’ asses, but usually hosts have something to promote or have been working recently. Eh, y’know, screw it. If Mike Myers is there and the whole episode is a giant Wayne’s World reunion, then I say, “party on, Dana Carvey!” *Plays Air Guitar* (TV Squad)


  1. January 14, 2011 7:59 pm


    I heard a while ago that there was something major in the pipeline for Dana Carvey – something in development? Maybe there’ll be an announcement in the next few weeks. Anyway, I’m thrilled to have him back. SNL shouldn’t just be another means by which to promote a new movie or whatever – that’s what talk shows are for. It should strive to get interesting, funny people to host and create entertaining television.

  2. January 14, 2011 7:59 pm


    Haha. I can totally see the show closing just the way you imagined.

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