Adam Sandler Won't Host 'SNL' But He Should Really Reconsider — VIDEO
Sorry, fans of Canteen Boy, Cajun Man, Herlihy Boy, Opera Man, and every other manboy character Adam Sandler played on Saturday Night Live: you won't see them revived any time soon. During a chat with fellow SNL alum Norm Macdonald on his video podcast, former cast member Adam Sandler said he has no desire to return to SNL to host. "Why should I?” Sandler responded when asked "Why won’t you host the show?" by Macdonald. "I don’t know how good it would be. I’m slow now," he added.
Sandler, who was on SNL for five years, also said during the chat, "There are guys who love doing it, who are great at doing it...I just don’t know how good I’d be doing it. I did what I could do on that show." Fair enough, but Sandler (who doesn't seem to have the same bad feelings towards his old stomping grounds at Studio 8H the way other alums like, say, Eddie Murphy does) should really reconsider. If the dismal box office returns for his latest effort Blended are any indication, audiences are not as willing to plunk down money for his critically panned schtick the way they used to. You know what would be a quick way to win back the affections of old fans? A new rendition of "The Hanukkah Song."
Not only is there no bad blood between Sandler and SNL, but the comedy superstar should really reconsider how full-circle and satisfying to return to the place that made him a success. Sandler seemed to be referring to alums like Jimmy Fallon (who did a pretty spot-on imitation of Sandler on the show) and Will Ferrell who gladly return to host, but there's a reason for that. Not only are many alums welcomed back to SNL with open arms (see: Tina Fey, Kristen Wiig, among many others), but they often produce some of the best episodes (Andy Samberg's 2014 finale episode was a star-studded highlight in an otherwise weak season). Sandler may feel "slow now" but you better believe the SNL writers would write him a ton of nostalgia-friendly sketches and a few of his old friends would more thank likely pay him a visit, too. Just think about it, Adam.
You can watch the entire chat here, but the SNL discussion starts at the 17:18 mark: