Saturday Night Live is back! The first episode of 2021, which aired on January 30th, kicked off the year with John Krasinski as the host and musical guest Machine Gun Kelly. The show covered all the biggest stories of the past month, from the GameStop vs. Wall Street chaos to the Capitol riots and Tom Brady’s glorious return to the Super Bowl. There’s a lot to catch up on and it’s always nice to sit back and relax while Saturday Night Live’s return for their first broadcast of 2021 goes over all the most important stories in charming fashion.
With John Krasinski as the host, it was to the surprise of no one that The Office was referenced a few times throughout the show. It’s great marketing since NBCUniversal moved the show to Peacock from Netflix in a huge deal.
Saturday Night Live’s return for their current season is one of the show’s best
The sketch-comedy show’s ratings have always gone up around election time, but this time was a little bit different as this season reached #1 in comedy programs across broadcast and cable for the first time in its 46-year history.
Across social media, this iteration of SNL is seeing a 48% increase versus last season. The cold open of the first presidential debate drew in over 30 million views, a significant increase when compared to the most viewed skits of the previous season.
The fans are clamoring for John Krasinski to return
With John Krasinski as host, SNL started the year off with a chef’s kiss. No, literally. Take a look at the trending smooch between him and Pete Davidson.
There’s also the new-and-improved rendition that Krasinski provided of The Office theme song.
It’s safe to say the popular host of Some Good News just got another rise in stock value.
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‘Saturday Night Live’ will be back with new guests for next week’s broadcast
While fans await the return of SNL and John Krasinski, they can look forward to next week’s episode, which will feature Schitt’s Creek’s Dan Levy, who will be hosting for the first time, and Phoebe Bridgers as the musical guest.
If you’re in love with John Krasinski as much as the rest of the world is, take a look at his opening monologue along with his skit where he portrays a business pundit with twins.