Jon Hamm has only hosted two episodes of Saturday Night Live, yet between his first performance in October 2008 and last night's episode, he's proving to be one of those hosts that seemingly elevates the show to a new level.
Overall, it was the best SNL I've seen in quite some time, partially due to Hamm's natural comedic ability, but also because the show relied more on absurd, stupid, silly humor than on the usual gay joke-violence joke-death joke pattern that seems to be the norm as of late. The more ridiculous the show became, the more fun it became to watch, as it looked like everyone involved was enjoying themselves as much as the audience was. After a total dud of a show hosted by Sigourney Weaver, Hamm seems to have gotten things back on track. Let's hope the next host, Ashton Kutcher, can keep things moving in the right direction. Or, at the very least, that Hamm won't wait another year and a half before returning to the SNL stage.