Originally Posted by Hurley
Who is the musical guest? Mandy has a new album out...it could be her!
Anyway, SNL rarely depends on the host. If the writers are on, the show will be great and Andy will be carried along with it. Justin Timberlake is no actor, but his show was the funniest I've seen in a long time because the sketches were excellent.
The musical guest is Dave Matthews, just him, not the band. He released a solo album.
I HATE JT, and his was by far the funniest SNL in a while. I agree, it's the writing (love ya Tina Fey!) but I think it's a difference when the host is not an actor. The funniest episodes I remember in the past few years are when the musicians co-hosted (JT, Britney - hate her too, and JLo - don't really love her either), or athletes (Johnny, like I said), and politicians (Al Gore and McCain were both heeeeesterical). Conversely, some of the least funny are when big serious actors come and try to be funny (Halle Berry, etc.).
I don't know why that is though... maybe it's because the non-actors aren't pigeon-holed with acting and they're just there to goof off and be funny and it's funny? I don't know but for me something about the non-actors out of their element makes for the funniest shows that I remember.
Andy's gonna kick butt!