Christoph Waltz Slated To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ On Feb 16
We all know how talented an actor Christoph Waltz is, we also know that he can not only play a negative role in a film with aplomb as has been evidenced by Inglorious Basterds, but can also play a positive role with great ease and you saw that in Django Unchained. In fact, not only did he play a good guy in Django Unchained but he played a good guy with an amazing sense of humor. His every dialogue in the film was either dripping with irony or with sarcasm.
But, the news that he shall be hosting Saturday Night Live on the 16th of Feb would still come as quite a surprise to many. Seems like, the actor really wants to prove to his fans that he can more than proficiently handle any challenge that is thrown at him. This time the challenge is in the form of all out comedy, on a show that over the years has seen a number of hugely famous people including actors, sportsmen, politicians and celebs from various other walks of life, exhibiting their funny bone. Waltz no doubt will come out on top even in this challenge and it shall surely open up an avenue for him in comedies.
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For those unaware, SNL is a show on which there are several funny skits that are presented. Besides this there is also a live guest band and besides the usual actors on the show, there are different popular celebs that are brought in, in each episode. The show has been around since 1975, and has in fact become an integral part of American pop-culture. Besides, many of the show’s regular actors have gone on to have successful careers in films and TV shows.
Guys like John Belushi, James Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Will Ferrell and many others, all rose to fame thanks to SNL. They were regulars on the show before they went on to become stars in their own right. Interestingly, contrary to popular belief, Steve Martin was never a cast member on the show. The misconception stems from the fact that he has hosted the show 15 times, in addition to doing occasional surprise appearances. Coming back to the present, it might interest you to know, the show on 9th Feb will be hosted by Justin Beiber, who shall also serve as the musical guest.
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