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Top 10 Surprisingly Good Saturday Night Live Hosts Subscribe: http://goo.gl/Q2kKrD and also Ring the Bell to get notified // Have a Top 10 idea? Submit it to us here! http://watchmojo.com/suggest These Saturday Night Live celebrity hosts were unexpectedly awesome! For this list, we’ll be looking at ten celebrities who are not exactly known for their comedic or acting chops but who nonetheless killed their hosting duties on “Saturday Night Live.” Our list includes guest hosts such as Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, The Rock, Peyton Manning, Chance the Rapper, and more. Join WatchMojo as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Surprisingly Good Saturday Night Live Hosts. List Rank and Entries: 10. Christopher Walken 9. Charles Barkley 8. Chance the Rapper 7. The Rock 6. Taylor Swift 5. Alec Baldwin 4. Kristen Stewart 3, 2, 1: ??? Watch more SNL lists below: Top 10 Best Saturday Night Live Hosts: https://youtu.be/2oekYMiu8Uk Top 10 Worst Saturday Night Live Hosts: https://youtu.be/M_erRmsyAGQ Top 10 SNL Weekend Update Hosts: https://youtu.be/pAyogxz3lig Check out MyMojo to suggest your own video idea: https://www.watchmojo.com/suggest/ #SaturdayNightLive #SNL Check our our other channels! http://www.youtube.com/mojoplays http://www.youtube.com/mojotalks http://www.youtube.com/msmojo http://www.youtube.com/jrmojo http://www.youtube.com/watchmojouk WatchMojo's Social Media Pages http://www.Facebook.com/WatchMojo http://www.Twitter.com/WatchMojo http://instagram.com/watchmojo Get WatchMojo merchandise at shop.watchmojo.com WatchMojo’s ten thousand videos on Top 10 lists, Origins, Biographies, Tips, How To’s, Reviews, Commentary and more on Pop Culture, Celebrity, Movies, Music, TV, Film, Video Games, Politics, News, Comics, Superheroes. Your trusted authority on ranking Pop Culture.
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Nick Brock (2 hours ago)
Nick Brock (2 hours ago)
Monica Vinco (6 hours ago)
I do think they should've given Ariana more material. She's REALLY funny.
sayvar44 (1 day ago)
Taylor swift ahead of Christopher Walken? I don't think so and Kristen Stewart too just because she was sexy and swore? Damn millenials worship at the fountain of mediocrity! And Ariana Grande "Is as funny as she is talented" I don't know what your implying but as her music is audio vomit made for 13 yo girls I'm gonna say she can't be that funny, to put her one performance ahead of Alec Baldwin's 17 performances is the act of fangirl!
magincap70 (2 days ago)
How could you not know the rock was gonna kill it?
The Beelzeboss (3 days ago)
#1 Adam Driver. fixed it
A Tragedy (3 days ago)
No I do not agree with the entire list. Taylor Swift was irritating, and unfunny through the entire show. JT as number one is a given the list. Don' like his music but his comedic talent is right on. Betty White should be on there and Alec Baldwin should be at the top.
MfPotatoeater99 (3 days ago)
Eli Manning should have been on here
David C Witkin (3 days ago)
WHAT? No Betty White? SHAME ON YOU
goodfellabeats (4 days ago)
Pffff, Adam Driver should not have been an honorable mention. He's got to be top 5. That oil barron skit was one of the funniest I've seen on SNL in a long time.
Wayne Rembert (7 days ago)
The Rock has always been excellent on the mic.
Wayne Rembert (7 days ago)
Dwayne Johnson should not be on this list if you ever seen WWE. He's one of the greatest talkers.
Wayne Rembert (7 days ago)
I'm guessing the people at WatchMojo have never seen WWE. Rock was always great on the mic.
Playboyyrocky (7 days ago)
Ariana Grande was on Disney channel before her singing so had practice and was funny on her show my daughter usr to watch so hosting SNL was shouldn't have been such a surprise that she did good
Stephanie Brown (8 days ago)
Kristen Stewart??? Seriously.. .ggggggggah.... you list is not good.
Stephanie Brown (8 days ago)
Taylor Swift??? seriously... ohhhhhhkay
Hallie Harmon (8 days ago)
Just makes me wish JT would host soon!!!
M Loftin (8 days ago)
Charles Barkley and Peyton Manning? No.
Kasey (8 days ago)
Blake Lively and Sofia Vergara should make the list too.
Fancy Vizion (9 days ago)
The jury is still out about Charles Barkley's performance.
Patrick Todd (11 days ago)
I think Adam Driver is number 1 or 2. Especially with the Matt the Radar Technician sketch
A Smith (11 days ago)
Believe it or not, Katie Holmes (about 20 years ago) was a great host.
D G (12 days ago)
HOLD ON. I’m 0:37 into this video and a guy you put in the top-10 best hosts of all time is a top-10 “surprisingly good” host list? How freaking lazy can you be? This is absolutely stupid editing and channel management. Jesus Christ have some consistency
Terry Rosario (14 days ago)
Chance was not funny at all. And Taylor Swoft totally sucked. Alex Baldwin is terrible as Trump. And at parking his car. Kristin Stewart sucks. ADAM DRIVER AND HENSWORTH HONORABLE MENTIONS? Justin Timberlake is funny
shutterbird 13 (15 days ago)
Christopher Walken is all the way at #10? Seriously?
firebird65 (16 days ago)
Not sure why you'd have thought the Rock was a surprise. Professional wrestling is as much acting as it is sport (and by acting, I mean the promos). And a lot of that acting is comedy. Many of his promos are comedic gold.
itsbeadyeyes (20 days ago)
Adam Driver and Justin Timberlake were much better than some of the others, should have been much higher.
Sumaita U (21 days ago)
Taylor Swift was hilarious
I. Wynn Wynn (22 days ago)
Fun fact, Kristen novaclic is taller than Charles Barkley
I. Wynn Wynn (22 days ago)
Ariana did a much better job than Pete. In fact she actually did her job unlike Pete, to do impressions and sing!
firebird65 (16 days ago)
I did not see that episode, but from the brief clips shown here, wow, she looked like a total natural. Given her public persona, that is surprising. If she ever comes on again, I'll be sure to watch.
Tamu Malone (23 days ago)
Alec does a hilarious Tony Bennett😂😂😂
Jess 2324 (25 days ago)
Bring it on down to omelettevilleee
Stacey M (25 days ago)
Lin-Manuel Miranda? John Mulaney?
Matt Slater (26 days ago)
I don't know why people would be surprised Ariana Grande would be a great host. She was hilarious as 'Cat' on Victorious and 'Sam & Cat'.
6:28 why is she speaking portuguese??
Making fun of twilight is still funny
Lonell Fletcher (26 days ago)
Would’ve loved to have seen Kerry Washington in this list or at least in the honorable mentions. She delivered!!!
Lonell Fletcher (16 days ago)
firebird65 well, I was surprised because I knew her as a dramatic actress. Her comedic timing shocked and pleased me.
firebird65 (16 days ago)
Actually, NOT being on this list is a good thing. This isn't the list of best hosts. This is the list of people who everybody thought would suck but surprised people by actually being good. By not being on this list, that might mean the producers of this video figured she was already going to be a good host beforehand and would deliver, which according to you, she did (I didn't see the episode).
Sierra Burgress (1 month ago)
Obviously Taylor Swift is on there, she is amazing at everything and don’t tell me anything opposing that!
Gall ery (1 month ago)
What about Chris Evert? She was a surprisingly funny host.
Vincent Carotta (1 month ago)
Lady Gaga. You're list is invalid.
Qispisqa (1 month ago)
Where is BRUNO MARS???
MrHousecup (1 month ago)
God bless them all!
thedonpinsent (1 month ago)
One of the funniest episodes ever was hosted by Derek Jeter, which was certainly never expected.
Whitney Ryan Garrity (1 month ago)
I'd submit Pamela Anderson's appearance in the 90's. Every single one of her sketches worked during a period when the regular cast had hits and misses.
elc1960 (1 month ago)
Add Halsey to this list (2/9/2019). She did a good job hosting, but the show sucked.
Mikala Hawkins (1 month ago)
lol why were ppl shocked about ari did they forget she was in victorious and sam and cat😂
regina nitta (1 month ago)
I was surprised not to see Chris Pine on the list.
Joshua Micheal (1 month ago)
Ryan Gosling was incredible. How is he not on this list? PAPYRUS!!!!!!!!
undeadgentlemen[_}; (1 month ago)
The best SNL hosts are those who can laugh at themselves and current culture, Frank Zappa is among them (personal after watching the live-re-runs) and that is why they are the best.
Vhs Vcr (1 month ago)
I HATE Justin Timberlake, what a fucking asshole.
mybad (1 month ago)
I feel like u don't look at BTS scenes or Wild N Out for Chance. That's funny
Wilma FistFit (1 month ago)
Pop that beanie back on
Wilma FistFit (1 month ago)
Chance the rapper is beautiful
Wilma FistFit (1 month ago)
Didn’t Christopher Walkin kill Natalie Wood?!
LeechZombie (1 month ago)
Am I the only one who has no idea who Adam driver is? Haha.
Alasdair MacKay (1 month ago)
Why do they say nba when they mean nhl.
harlequin (1 month ago)
Christoph Waltz deserves more than an honorable mention. NOBODY saw it coming and the episode is iconic.
harlequin (1 month ago)
most recently James McAvoy really owned his turn. Amazing episode
zztop3000 (1 month ago)
10:25 Do you agree with our picks? lol, NO
zztop3000 (1 month ago)
8:19 She sings far worse than that wh*re anyway
zztop3000 (1 month ago)
4:34 - yeah, NO
Emil Fogh (1 month ago)
I thought Eli Manning was also really good. Must run in the family... Especially the "text message evidence" sketch and the "motion capture" were great. And let's not forget the "Little Brothers Foundation", that was a great throwback to the "United Way" sketch also dropping a little "Peyton bomb" in the end. Great stuff... And you didn't even mention it!
Moonessence1 (1 month ago)
Fight the real power!!!!!! Remember that with every bone in my body.........2019 and still true smdfh
Emily Marie (1 month ago)
I agreed almost all of these especially Taylor Swift, although I think the top two should have been “the Rock” and “Alec Baldwin”
DocDuck (1 month ago)
Why is Adam just a honorable mention ☹
Job (1 month ago)
I can only assume watchmojo doesn’t go in an actual order... walken back at 10??? Wtf
Logan Strode (1 month ago)
Adam Driver. Adam Driver. Adam Driver😒
Ferenc Nagy (1 month ago)
Borat was the best SNL host
Lily Frappier (1 month ago)
Adam Driver is only an honorable mention????
Mary Cage (1 month ago)
Glad someone finally recognized Peyton Manning's comedic talent. He is wasting his still young years not making a movie or two.
Dusk Dawg (1 month ago)
These are excellent picks
Max Kasch (1 month ago)
I was wondering why the rock was on here. I feel like everyone now knows hes a really funny dude.
JP Mackey (2 months ago)
10. Seven times?! Wow! 9. Charles Barkley is FUNNY. You should watch Celebrity Family Feud. 8. I’m not surprised Chance the Rapper is on this list. 7. I didn’t know the Rock hosted back in the day. And was part of the 5-Timers Club. 6. Taylor Swift - as a HOST? 😳 5. Wait, Alec Baldwin played Adam in Beetlejuice and there’s an unrelated actor named Adam Baldwin. Another “wait” moment... He hosted 18 TIMES?! 4. Kristen did great. 3. Well, I’ve seen Eli Manning’s episode. 2. Ariana should’ve been #1. She did FANTASTIC! 🤩 HM: I didn’t even know who Christoph Waltz was until SNL. 1. And look where Justin is now. A member of the 5-Timers Club. 👏🏾
Michelle Cazares (2 months ago)
1:38 - i'm internally screeching by Nirvana.
bikash tilu (2 months ago)
Where is Edward norton
Dustin Merck (2 months ago)
"Look mom, your favorite; Nirvana." ... I got baaad news for your mom bro.
cristian ochoa (2 months ago)
not gaga? disgusting list
Anna Fowdy (1 month ago)
When did she host?
Annika Peterson (2 months ago)
They hockey skit from SNL killed me. I laughed harder than i should’ve
Mariannie Zayas (2 months ago)
Justin Timberlake was on the Mickey Mouse Club in the 90s doing sketches and musical numbers so it's not surprising he's a good host
Step 1: Cut a whole in the box
Alehector R (2 months ago)
I swear for like that whole show everyone forgot Ariana was a comedic actor first
Felicia (2 months ago)
I can't believe they put Barley on this list. I can't even watch sketches with him because they're so distractingly awful.
Lucas van B (2 months ago)
Dude Adam driver is number one,
David (2 months ago)
So... you didn't think someone that started as an actress in a comedy would do well?
Niamh-Creates (2 months ago)
I figured JT would be the #1. I remember when he first hosted SNL. I was excited (being a former NSYNC fan), but my husband was definitely not. He ate his words afterward and declared Justin Timberlake as one of the best SNL hosts "EVER", lol.
Martha The Pig (2 months ago)
Kimberly Duhart (2 months ago)
They missed Tom Hanks. David S. Pumpkins had his own cartoon spinoff. At least mention that.
BigBewtieHoles (2 months ago)
kristen stewart is a man
marvel 2.0 (2 months ago)
9:07 Little old c hemi lol😂
kingsky68 (2 months ago)
Timberlake sucks
Benjamin Peters (2 months ago)
No jingle barack?
Sage Chan (2 months ago)
Lyanno99 (2 months ago)
Ariana shouldn’t be in this list. Not only did she start her career as an actress but she played the breakout character of a sitcom. Everyone knew she had the comedic chops to deliver a good performance.
Tyler Bradfield (2 months ago)
Charles Barkley? Taylor swift? Kristen stewart? How about Donald glover he was amazinging even though he's a comedian. I'll agree on arianna grande she has great impersonations
Richard Rocha (3 months ago)
Why do Americans think this show is funny?
Kristi Robare (3 months ago)
Steve Martin should've been on this list. Many think he was a cast member. He was on as a host many times.
Jason918114 (3 months ago)
JT = Legend
Michael Strunk (3 months ago)
Christopher Walken should be number 1!
Garrett Cramer (3 months ago)
You missed Garth Brooks.
Bob Dylan's conscience (3 months ago)
NBA reporter who didn't know thing about hockey...

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