Chris Pratt SNL

“Live from New York, it’s…..Star Lord!”

Chris Pratt will host the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” (with musical guest Ariana Grande) and I could not be happier.  Also of note is Sarah Silverman who will be returning to SNL (she was a former cast member from 1993-1994) with musical guest Adam Levine.  Both are excellent choices to start the benchmark 40th season and should provide some tear inducing hysterical moments.

I am incredibly excited to see ‘Andy Dwyer’ get a chance to host “Saturday Night Live.”  Pratt is a very funny actor (he steals every scene in “Parks and Rec”) with huge potential.  While “Guardians of the Galaxy” has provided a substantial gateway for Pratt to be exposed to the world, SNL will provide him the opportunity to further cement his emerging star power, similar to Justin Timberlake when he first hosted in 2003.

I am sure fellow “Parks and Rec” cast mate Amy Poehler will give him a few pointers, but my guess is he will not need them.  The guy is so likable, charming, and charismatic that he will do an excellent job. In fact, he is the main reason I have watched “The Lego Movie” two dozen times.

I just hope this means we will see a Nick Offerman cameo!  (Side note: how awesome would it be for Nick Offerman to host SNL?!?  Sounds like a petition needs to be started!)  For those of you who may not be as familiar with Pratt’s comedic work in “Parks and Rec,” see the video below and tell me you don’t want to see a little ‘Johnny Karate’ in his monologue.  The new season of “Saturday Night Live” debuts on September 27th on NBC.

[Source: Hollywood Reporter]