‘Saturday Night Live’: Will Politics Overshadow Daniel Craig?


ALTSaturday Night Live has timed things perfectly. If we weren’t already clamoring for a new episode following a one-week hiatus, then we’re craving one as intensely as Mitt Romney craves Big Bird’s blood following Wednesday’s first presidential debate. Yes, we can surely expect Jason Sudeikis and Jay Pharoah — otherwise known as the SNL cast members with the sneakiest vowels — to make an appearance as Romney and President Obama during a cold open that will likely be the hot topic of pop culture debate come Sunday morning.

But there’s something for fans not interested in news affairs, who will be able to debate the benefits of shaken vs. stirred thanks to the night’s host, Daniel Craig, billed alongside musical guest Muse (who, following “Uprising,” will come complete with some political opinions of their own, no doubt). It will be the man also known as Bond (James Bond)’s first time as host — but not the first time we will have seen the actor bring the funny. (Remember A Kid in King Arthur’s Court? Craig sure doesn’t want you to!) Will he prove to be a successful SNL?

We’ll have to wait and see, but one thing’s for certain: It’s likely Craig’s stint will be overshadowed by the sketch comedy show’s political comedy cause. That is, unless, Craig dips into debate fodder himself. After all, he does have the same baby blues as Paul Ryan…

Will you be watching SNL tonight?

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