Jon Hamm and his john ham are hosting SNL again this weekend. Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday he was hosting for the first time? This’ll be Hamm’s third time hosting in two years. Yes, that’s pretty often to host.
When SNL first started, hosts repeated during a season all the time. Candice Bergen hosted episodes a mere six weeks apart in the first season, and Elliot Gould and Buck Henry each hosted twice that first season as well; Henry went on to host twice a season for the first five years. Steve Martin hosted three times in season 3, and it wasn’t until season 6 that SNL made it a full season without repeating a host. (That season was shortened by a writers’ strike and also by being kind of awful, though.) READ FULL STORY