Josh Brolin Brings the Funk in ‘Saturday Night Live’ Promo

ALTBrand fans, rejoice: The Great Josh Brolin Fatigue has finally ended. After taking more than a year off from his last project, 2010’s brilliant True Grit remake, the Oscar-nominated actor is back in action. With two high-profile films on his agenda for 2012, including the upcoming Men in Black III (in which he plays a younger version of his No Country for Old Men costar Tommy Lee Jones) and Gangster Squad, the ruggedly handsome 44-year-old star is returning to host Saturday Night Live.

While we’ll still have to wait a few more days to watch Brolin take to the stage at Studio 8H for the first time since 2008, there’s a promo spot featuring the actor with SNL cast member Fred Armisen to tide you over. It will feel especially worthwhile if you were hoping to catch a glimpse of the typically stoic Brolin boogying down, comparing goatees, or crying at the sounds of sad music. (Good luck when musical guest Gotye performs “Somebody That I Used To Know”, Josh!)

But the spot will likely please an entirely different demographic from hardcore Brolin fans: People who have dreamed about punching Fred Armisen square in the face. (Perhaps on behalf of the beloved Peggy Olson?) Watch it here:

Have you missed Josh Brolin over the past year, too? Are you excited to see him use his oft-neglected dry sense of humor on Saturday Night Live? Or are you tuning in solely to watch the haunting Gotye perform? Is a Brolin Punch more effective than a Jovi Punch? Sound off in the comments section!

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Staff editor Aly Semigran is a New York City native who grew up in Philadelphia and spent the better part of her youth trying to figure out what the Philly Phanatic was (an anteater?), quoting 'The Simpsons,' and learning all about movies from her dad. After graduating from Temple University, where she studied journalism, she moved back to NYC and began her career as a freelance entertainment journalist. Her work has been published in Entertainment Weekly, Maxim, Philadelphia Weekly, Philadelphia City Paper,, and She is thrilled to be a part of the team and she is still quoting 'The Simpsons.' ('I'm Idaho!')