September 8th, 2010, 11:11 AM
I guess they didn’t want to use Tina Fey again, so Saturday Night Live dipped into their recent-alum pool and recruited “that other funny chick”, Amy Poehler, to host SNL’s season premiere on September 25th!
I love T. Fey, but Amy Poehler is an awesome second banana, not afraid to act a fool for laughs, and her own show, Parks and Recreation, was consistently funnier than The Office last season (yeah, I said it!). This may be her first time hosting, but she has what it takes to get us LOLing. Plus, we can predict an Amy and Seth Meyers reunion for Weekend Update! Really!
As for the rest of the SNL cast, there will be some missing and new faces. Jenny Slate will be gone after just one season with the show (ouch?). The master of weird/creepy characters, Will Forte, is also leaving (so long MacGruber!). On the other hand, there are four new cast members will be joining: Vanessa Bayer and Paul Brittain of iO Chicago (a.k.a. improvOlympic), comedian Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam of MADtv (he’s also engaged to actress Colbie Smulders from How I Met Your Mother).
Saturday Night Live premieres Sept. 25th on NBC. Musical guest will be Teenage Dreaming, California Gurl: Katy Perry!