So far, during the 38th season of Saturday Night Live, we’ve seen a line-up of unfamiliar hosts. We saw first-timers Seth MacFarlane, Daniel Craig, and Bruno Mars take the stage at Studio 8H, each with varying degrees of success. Still, it was easy to predict what each of the debut hosts would deliver: MacFarlane would bring his bag of random tricks (see: the episode-ending Amish skit, which might as well have been a Family Guy outtake), Craig would deliver jokes stiffly as SNL‘s pros emoted around him, and Mars would gamely act as the show’s experimental puppet, allowing the writers to to play with an untapped comic source for better (see: “Sad Mouse”) or worse (see: the disastrous Yeti sketch).
So how strange is it that the season’s most unpredictable host thus far happens to be one of the biggest names in comedy, Louis C.K.? The star of the critically acclaimed Louie certainly has proved he’s funny, but he’s also proved he’s one to buck convention. (Just look at both his genre-defying FX series and his 2012 Emmy bits thumbing his nose at silly ceremony tradition.)
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