The current season of Saturday Night Live has felt a little, well, off. Something has been missing. Despite the best efforts of top-notch cast members like Bill Hader, Taran Killam, and breakout star Kate McKinnon, there has still been a tangible comedy void that just can’t seem to be filled. That being, of course, the absence of one of the all-time greats: Kristen Wiig.
But comedy gods have smiled down upon us from Studio 8H and delivered Wiig back to the place that made her a star. Wiig will host SNL for her first time since capping her 7 seasons on the show with an emotional farewell in 2012. In her brand new promo, it feels like she never left. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that she’s paired up with her good pal and former cast member Fred Armisen (who recently described Wiig as “a family member” in the SNL world). The whole thing plays out like an improv dream come true.
Watch the silly clip below, complete with new Wiig-patented characters and promises of Olivia Newton-John cameos. Everything just feels right again, doesn’t it?
Wiig will host the Mother’s Day weekend installment of SNL, along with musical guests Vampire Weekend. Get excited.
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