And the award for worst Saturday Night Live host goes to: Steven Seagal — at least according to former cast member David Spade.
Spade went on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live recently and played a game of Plead the Fifth, where Andy Cohen asked him which fellow SNL player was overrated. Spade dodged the question by instead choosing to name Seagal, who appeared on a 1991 episode, as the worst-ever host.
“He was a little tough,” Spade told Cohen. “He was actually tough, and he was tough to work with. He did not want to play along.”
SNL creator Lorne Michaels indicated he felt similarly when he made a cameo in Nicolas Cage’s 1992 monologue.
“They probably think I’m the biggest jerk who’s ever been on the show,” Cage said.
“No, no, that would be Steven Seagal,” Michaels responded.
In a 2014 interview with Vulture, however, Michaels maintained that the monologue bit was merely a joke. “I think the Steven Seagal show was just a really hard week,” he said. “I’m not sure, on an objective level, that he was necessarily the worst.”
Watch the clip with Spade below.