“Saturday Night Live” knows how to ring in the New Year — with hosts Charles Barkley and Sigourney Weaver.
“SNL” is back on Jan. 9 with former NBA star Charles Barkley as the host. The “round mound of rebound” is known now for his great sense of humor in commercials and on the golf course.
This won’t be his first time hosting, either — Barkley hosted the 1993 season premiere of “SNL” with musical guest Nirvana. Joining Barkley for his second go-round is musical guest Alicia Keys, hopefully performing new songs from her album “The Element of Freedom,” which dropped on Dec. 15.
For the Jan. 16 show, “Avatar” star Sigourney Weaver joins studio 8H, along with musical guest The Ting Tings, who are nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy.
We have two requests — “SNL” star Kenan Thompson does a mean Charles Barkley impression so we’d like to see that, please. And if there isn’t a Sigourney Weaver “Ghostbusters” sketch, we are going to be extremely upset. We don’t care if they already covered it when she hosted in 1986 (thanks, Alert Commenter Gatekeeper) — we’d like to see it again.
“Are you the keymaster?”
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