Channing Tatum took Daniel Radcliffe’s “exposed forest” and raised it infinity on Saturday night. Yes, the handsome actor was once a male stripper, and you knew Saturday Night Live would not let that unique biographical nugget pass just as you knew Radcliffe wasn’t going to escape without a Harry Potter sketch when he hosted. Tatum was a good sport about it, stripping, grinding and/or licking a stripper pole in multiple skits, and good for him.
But what are his chances of making a dent in our Saturday Night Live host poll? We’ve already bid adieu to some pretty solid hosts – Alec Baldwin? Emma Stone? – and the surviving competitors are all powerhouses. Daniel Radcliffe elbowed Jimmy Fallon out of the way, earning 38.8 percent of the vote in our most recent poll, compared to Fallon’s 33.9 percent. Melissa McCarthy remains lurking with a solid 21.9 percent percent, and Jason Segel stayed alive with 5.5 percent. Charles Barkley was one-and-done with only 0.9 percent. Thanks for playing, Chuck.
Below, I’ve embedded one clip for each of the five remaining hosts, as reminders of their recent performances. Vote below, and the host with the least popular support will be sent packing, and the other four will advance to compete against Zooey Deschanel next week. Ultimately, we’ll crown the Saturday Night Liveliest Host at the end of the season. Watch and vote below.
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