First it was Superbowl winning quarterback Eli Manning. Then it was comedy superstar and SNL alumnus Will Ferrell. There has been much speculation as to what big name NBC would get to host the season finale of SNL on May 19th. To follow those last two names, he'd have to be a big get.
Now, Deadline.com reports that legendary Rolling Stones frontman (and occasional actor) Mick Jagger has signed on to both host and serve as musical guest on the finale, in what will be his third overall appearance on the show, but his first attempt at hosting. It was being rumored that former Massachusetts Governor and current GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney might host the finale, in an attempt to humanize himself and increase his personal favorability numbers. Alas, it appears that it won't be happening. At least not this season.
According to SNL executive producer Lorne Michaels - "We only have three shows left and they’re pretty jammed-packed. It might be in the fall, but we’ll never know, that’ll all depend on his availability." So, it seems that the logistics just couldn't be worked out in time for Romney to host the program, but Michaels seems to be leaving the door wide open for an appearance closer to the general election. I personally doubt that he will host, if only because he just doesn't seem very comfortable in a comedy setting. And their skits during the 2008 campaign seemed to do no favors for John McCain and Sarah Palin either. That's just my two cents though.
Do you think time will be on Mick's side as he journeys into the world of sketch comedy, or will he get no satisfaction? Also, do you think Mitt Romney will host SNL? And more importantly, should he?