Emma Stone SNL Milestone: Oscar-winner Emma Stone achieved another milestone in her career on Saturday, joining the distinguished group of individuals who have hosted SNL five times or more.
With two projects in the spotlight the film “Poor Things” and the Showtime series “The Curse” Stone delivered stellar performances, presenting viewers with a memorable episode filled with committed acts and engaging sketches.
The show bid farewell to former New York Congressman George Santos and introduced a talented singer/songwriter, among other highlights.
SNL addressed the recent removal of George Santos from Congress in the cold open, featuring cast member Bowen Yang’s popular portrayal of Santos. The sketch began with a press conference where Yang’s Santos accepted his situation with a touch of humor.
Hosting for the fifth time is a significant accomplishment in the SNL world, and Stone joined a select group, including Ben Affleck, Melissa McCarthy, Dwayne Johnson, Candice Bergen, Bill Murray, Justin Timberlake, Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, Paul Rudd, and Jonah Hill.
Stone, the youngest to reach five times, received a warm welcome from Bergen, the first woman to host the show, and Tina Fey, who has both solo-hosted and co-hosted five times.
In the sketch “Make Your Kind of Music,” set in the 1960s, Stone played Mitch Lester, a record producer working with musician Mama Cass. The sketch humorously depicted Lester’s conviction that the song would feature in movie trailers over slow-motion meltdown montages.
Another standout sketch, “Fully Naked in New York,” featured Stone and Yang leading a song about being fully naked and doing things in New York City, leaving a lasting impression on viewers.
Weekend Update delivered laughs, with Michael Longfellow’s character “Old Fashioned Cigarette” commenting on vaping.
Musical guest Noah Kahan impressed with performances of “Dial Drunk” and “Stick Season,” gaining new fans with his soulful tunes. The episode showcased Stone’s versatility and SNL’s ability to captivate audiences with a blend of humor and music.
Our Reader’s Queries
When did Emma Stone appear on SNL?
In 2010, she landed her second job in 2011, and then had a stint in 2016 which led to her romance with comedy writer McCary. Most recently, in 2019, she had another gig.
Who has hosted SNL the most?
Alec Baldwin has hosted the most at 17 times, followed by Steve Martin at 16, John Goodman at 13, and both Tom Hanks and Buck Henry at 10.
How did Emma Stone meet Dave McCary?
Emma Stone tied the knot with husband Dave McCary in 2020 after meeting on “Saturday Night Live” in 2016. McCary, who worked as a writer and director on the show, became Stone’s life partner. In 2021, the couple celebrated the arrival of their daughter.
Who is part of the 5 timers club on SNL?
All the big names are in this club: Tom Hanks, Tina Fey, Drew Barrymore, Dwayne Johnson, Steve Martin, and now Emma Stone.