so Raven: NBC has confirmed that Zach Galifianakis is set to host Saturday Night Live’s March 12 episode with musical guest Jessie J. This will be the Hangover Part II and Bored to Death star’s second time hosting – and, hopefully, not his last. Perhaps it’s because I’m yearning for the day when Galifianakis plays an alpaca message board surfer on the show (or Wolf Blitzer at Burning Man, since they both work) but I’m hoping that the actor eventually joins SNL’s Five Timers Club.Here’s something that is
During his first hosting effort last year, Galifianakis proved to be a bizarre presence – something that typically doesn’t fly on the sketch show. No, while most hosts are best served appealing to the audience’s mainstream tastes by playing a background character in a recurring sketch, Galifianakis hit with an unseen character (see: “Pageant Talk”) and what might be the best monologue ever performed on Saturday Night Live. (And while Galifianakis did appear in a recurring sketches, well, he stole the show from most of the cast. Don’t believe me? Watch this lovely ridiculata.) Folks like Justin Timblerlake may serve audiences a delicious concoction of comedy while hosting SNL, but Galifianakis’ delirious mixture includes a cupful of irony, a sprig of the eccentric, and plenty of commitment. For even the most ardent of SNL haters, it’s a pretty funny recipe.
Excited for Galifianakis’ second go-round? Hoping they somehow incorporate “Between Two Ferns”? And, in case you need a reminder as to why you need to be pumped, check out his monologue embedded after the jump.