In our poll that asked which of the 12 male “Saturday Night Live” hosts was our readers’ favorite for Season 42, Chris Pine‘s fans came out in droves. With 61% of the vote, Pine absolutely dominated our poll, far outpacing second-place contenders Alec Baldwin and Tom Hanks, who tied at 7% support apiece. Watch Pine’s hilarious “SNL” monologue that poked fun at the similarities between he and a trio of other Hollywood Chrises: Pratt, Hemsworth and Evans.
Even though his May 6 outing was Pine’s first time hosting NBC’s long-running “Saturday Night Live,” he reminds the audience during his monologue that he actually had a walk-on cameo on “Weekend Update” back in 2009 to promote his first “Star Trek” film. “Lorne Michaels was impressed that I did such a good job, I could come back eight years later,” Pine joked.
The biggest surprise in our poll results was seeing how low some of the show’s Five-Timers Club members fared, like Hanks, Baldwin and Dwayne Johnson (who earned only 1% of the vote). When compared to first-timer Pine, there was no competition for these “SNL” regulars.
Among Pine’s more memorable sketches, he appeared in “Where in the World is Kellyanne Conway,” a World Peace rap short, a SWAT recon skit, an office meeting scene, “The House” short, an auto shop that loved “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” short, a “Star Trek” lost episode, and a couples game night sketch.
Coming in at 6% support apiece was Benedict Cumberbatch and Dave Chappelle. All of the other “SNL” male hosts earned paltry numbers: Lin-Manuel Miranda at 4%, Aziz Ansari at 3%, Jimmy Fallon at 3%, John Cena at 1%, Louis C.K. at 1% and Casey Affleck at 0%.
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