Timothée Chalamet hosted “SNL” for the first time back in December 2020, and it was quite the hilarious episode. Chalamet had a lot of fun with Pete Davidson in a series of sketches, as evidenced above in a bit imagining what right-wing news channel Newsmax’s sports coverage might be like for the New York Jets. Chalamet isn’t afraid to be silly, and he was one of the best hosts in 2020.
For my money, this was the best sketch of the night, marking a new classic Christmas sketch that can play every year:
Chalamet doesn’t do much in here, but it shows that he fits in anywhere. He brings the kind of gravitas to sketch comedy that hosts like Adam Driver and Ryan Gosling have in the past, where they’re so dedicated to characters that they elevate the comedy to new levels. Lest we forget the “Tiny Horse” sketch, where Chalamet acted his heart out. Honestly, the episode he hosted only had one bad sketch, so our hopes are high for his return.
Since Chalamet is hosting in November, we probably won’t get any new Christmas material, but some kind of Thanksgiving bit could pop up. This time, he’ll be joined by musical guest Boygenius. Be sure to check in on /Film the day after the episode for our review.