Quinta Brunson, Keke Palmer, Miss Flo: Our Saturday Night Live Host Wish List

Quinta Brunson, Keke Palmer, Miss Flo: Our Saturday Night Live Host Wish List

The 48th season of SNL premiers on Saturday Oct. 1. Here's who should be giving those opening monologues.

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Season 48 of Saturday Night Live returns to the small screen on Saturday, Oct. 1. Pete Davidson may be gone, but we believe the show can still be salvaged. Because the hosts have yet to be announced, let us take grace you with our wish list of who we’d most to see take the stage this round.

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Quinta Brunson

Quinta Brunson

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Quinta Brunson, by her own words, is quite tired. She’s doing a lot—acting, producing, writing, showrunning, winning! But if she would want to stop by Studio 8H, I bet they would have her. Have you you ever seen her old stand-up clips??? She’s hilarious.

Quinta Brunson | You’re Short | Stand-Up Comedy
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Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer

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Saturday Night Live simply must invite Keke “Sorry to this Man” Palmer to the mainstage, if only just to say “sorry to this man” over and over in every skit.

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Margot Robbie’s Barbie

Margot Robbie’s Barbie

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Margot Robbie could appear as Barbie in a sketch, a la Miley Cyrus doing a Hannah Montana sketch...but Barbie should host the whole damn thing! I can’t wait to see Barbie’s range.

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Daniel Craig (But Only to Play a Murder Mystery)

Daniel Craig (But Only to Play a Murder Mystery)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 28: (L-R) Paul Lazar, Emeka Guindo, Amber Gray, Eboni Flowers, Asia Kate Dillon, Phillip James Brannon, Maria Dizzia, Daniel Craig, Ruth Negga and Che Ayende during the opening night curtain call for "MacBeth" on Broadway at The Longacre Theatre on April 28, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/WireImage)
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Craig is the perfect man to host Saturday Night Live’s first murder mystery party. I’m thinking it will end up as a mash-up of a Brooklyn 99 Halloween heist episode and that episode of Frasier where they absolutely fail to produce an old-school radio play.

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Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson, Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson, and Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson in Disney's live-action HOCUS POCUS 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Matt Kennedy. © 2022 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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I’m only allowing this to happen if certain conditions are met: Bette Midler apologizes on camera for being such a transphobic weirdo, and all three women are constantly in costume. They don’t have to be in character all the time, but they should look witches trying to blend in.

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Michaela Coel

Michaela Coel

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Coel’s I May Destroy You is one of the best TV series ever written, but have watched Chewing Gum? Coel is hilarious. She should host SNL and also probably write it going forward.

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Florence Pugh

Florence Pugh

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Miss Flo has a number of projects to promote, and there are so many good jokes to be written about the Don’t Worry Darling press cycle. Throw us a bone, Florence!

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift is a frequent flyer at Saturday Night Live. She has a new album coming up the month the show returns and is attempting acting again in Amsterdam. She’ll be an easy ratings draw, and she can perform some songs from Midnight!

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Halle Bailey

Halle Bailey

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Halle Bailey, come on down!!!! We need a little Ariel in our lives. Halle and sister Chloe Bailey have show comedic chops while playing ridiculous track star twins on Grown-ish. Halle can even bring her sister for a few sketches. Let this girl spread her wings.

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Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri

Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 12: (L-R) Ayo Edebiri and Jeremy Allen White speak onstage during the 74th Primetime Emmys at Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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This pair was so good together in The Bear, no need for romantic undertones. Just two friends trying to save a restaurant. I think that dynamic would translate well to a sketch-show trying to stay relevant in 2022.

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Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe

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The 48th season premieres just in time for the November premiere of Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. It’s been 10 years since his last hosting gig; bring Radcliffe back! He’s come so far since Harry Potter!

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