Season 43 of “Saturday Night Live” has gotten off to a strong start with three hosts giving it their all: Ryan Gosling, Gal Gadot and Kumail Nanjiani. Gosling previously hosted in 2015, while Gadot and Nanjiani were first-timers to NBC’s perennial late-night TV program. “SNL” is taking a couple of weeks off, with Larry David set to host the next live episode on November 4. Of the three stars who’ve already hosted, who do YOU think was the best? Vote down in our poll below.
Gosling hosted the season premiere on September 30 with musical guest Jay-Z. His monologue reunited him with “La La Land” co-star Emma Stone, as they joked about whether or not Gosling saved jazz (he didn’t). Among his memorable sketches, the giddy Gosling once again appeared as a former alien abductee alongside Kate McKinnon, who grabbed his butt on live TV. Some of Gosling’s other characters included a man obsessed with “Avatar’s” Papyrus font, a fugitive who fell in love with a chicken, and a customer who freaked out when he learned the food he just ate came from Pizza Hut.
Gadot hosted the second episode on October 7 with musical guest Sam Smith. In her monologue, Leslie Jones appeared dressed as the Times Square Wonder Woman who wanted to take a selfie with the real deal. Among Gadot’s notable characters, she played an Amazon warrior who’s lusted after by a pair of lesbians, a Bosnian woman who went on a first date with O.J. Simpson, a Cinderella-esque figure who refused to wear an ugly dress made by her pet mice, and Kendall Jenner in E’s new reality show.
Nanjiani hosted the third episode on October 14 with musical guest Pink. “The Big Sick” star’s clever stand-up monologue suggested ways for people to become “better racists.” Some of his popular scenes included Nanjiani appearing as a game show contestant whose life paled in comparison to his competitor, as Groot at an awkward company Halloween party, as the doctor of a horny old woman at a nursing home, and as a call center employee who shared a special connection with First Lady Melania Trump.
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