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The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s  

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List Rules Vote up the people who did the best job as hosts of SNL from 2010 through 2019.

Despite cast changes, Saturday Night Live in the 2010s found a new kind of balance and settled comfortably into their cold opens and fresh selection of hosts. Even with several hosts returning multiple times, the 2010s saw a lot of hosts. If you can't remember everybody who got to open the show, then refresh your memory with this list of the people who were hosts from 2010 through 2019, ranked from best SNL 2010s hosts to worst SNL 2010s hosts.

In early 2010 a Facebook group petitioned to get Betty White to host SNL and succeeded, and the actress became the oldest person to ever host Saturday Night Live. Melissa McCarthy hosted five times and earned a nomination for each appearance for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.

Just like the seasons and episodes themselves, the Saturday Night Live hosts of the 2010s range from great to grueling. Vote up the actors, musicians, and comedians who did the best job at hosting SNL in the '10s.

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Andy Samberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Hotel Transylvania, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Saturday Night Live
David A.J. "Andy" Samberg (born August 18, 1978) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician. He is a member of the comedy music group The Lonely Island and was a ...more
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Daniel Radcliffe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Daniel Jacob Radcliffe (born 23 July 1989) is an English actor and producer. He is known for playing the titular protagonist in the Harry Potter film series, based on the novels by J. K. ...more
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Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
The Imitation Game, Star Trek Into Darkness, Black Mass
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch (born 19 July 1976) is an English actor who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio. A graduate of the Victoria University of Manchester, he ...more
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Christoph Waltz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds, Spectre
Christoph Waltz (German: [ˈkrɪstɔf ˈvalts]; born 4 October 1956) is a German-Austrian actor and director, mainly active in the United States.His breakout role came in Quentin Tarantino's 2009 ...more
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Larry David is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Three Stooges
Lawrence Gene David (born July 2, 1947) is an American comedian, writer, actor, director, and television producer. He and Jerry Seinfeld created the television series Seinfeld, of which David ...more
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Chris Pine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Rise of the Guardians
Christopher Whitelaw Pine (born August 26, 1980) is an American actor. Pine made his feature debut as Lord Devereaux in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), and is known for playing ...more
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Chris Pratt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World, Her
Christopher Michael Pratt (born June 21, 1979) is an American actor. He rose to prominence for his television roles, particularly as Andy Dwyer in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation ...more
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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
The Lion King, American Hustle, Almost Famous
Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967; they have ...more
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Emma Thompson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Howards End, Sense and Sensibility, Love Actually
Dame Emma Thompson (born 15 April 1959) is an English actress, screenwriter, activist, author, and comedian. One of the UK's most acclaimed actresses, she often portrays enigmatic and matronly ...more
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Josh Brolin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
W., Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, No Country for Old Men
Joshua James Brolin (; born February 12, 1968) is an American actor. Brolin has appeared in films such as The Goonies (1985), Mimic (1997), Hollow Man (2000), Grindhouse (2007), No Country for ...more
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Steve Buscemi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Fargo, Reservoir Dogs, The Big Lebowski
Steven Vincent Buscemi ( boo-SEM-i, Italian: [buʃˈʃɛːmi]; born December 13, 1957) is an American actor, filmmaker and former firefighter. He has starred in films such as Parting Glances, New ...more
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Dana Carvey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Wayne's World, Saturday Night Live, Wayne's World 2
Dana Thomas Carvey (born June 2, 1955) is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter and producer. He is widely famous for being a cast member on the show Saturday Night Live (from 1986 to 1993), ...more
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Jason Segel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
How I Met Your Mother, Despicable Me, Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Jason Jordan Segel (born January 18, 1980) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for his role as Marshall Eriksen in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, ...more
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, (500) Days of Summer
Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt (; born February 17, 1981) is an American actor, filmmaker, singer, and entrepreneur. As a child, Gordon-Levitt appeared in the films A River Runs Through It, Angels ...more
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Lin-Manuel Miranda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Lin-Manuel Miranda Do No Harm
Lin-Manuel Miranda (born January 16, 1980) is an American composer, lyricist, rapper, singer, actor, playwright and producer, widely known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals In ...more
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Maya Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Bridesmaids, Gattaca, Big Hero 6
Maya Khabira Rudolph (born July 27, 1972) is an American actress, voice artist, comedian, and singer. Rudolph first gained prominence in the mid-1990s as a member of the alternative rock band ...more
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Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Lost in Translation, The Avengers, The Prestige
Scarlett Ingrid Johansson (; born November 22, 1984) is an American actress and singer. She is the world's highest-paid actress, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, has made multiple ...more
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Aziz Ansari is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Parks and Recreation, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Epic
Aziz Ismail Ansari (; born February 23, 1983) is an American actor, writer, producer, director, and comedian. He is known for his role as Tom Haverford on the NBC series Parks and Recreation ...more
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Brie Larson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Room, 21 Jump Street, Short Term 12
Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers (born October 1, 1989), known professionally as Brie Larson, is an American actress and filmmaker. Noted for her supporting work in comedies when a teenager, she has ...more
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Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Block Party, Half Baked, Chappelle's Show
David Khari Webber Chappelle (; born August 24, 1973) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. Chappelle is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Emmy Awards ...more
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Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Se7en, Iron Man 3, Iron Man 2
Gwyneth Kate Paltrow () (born September 27, 1972) is an American actress, singer, author, and businesswoman. She has won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Primetime Emmy Award and two ...more
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John Goodman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Monsters, Inc., Roseanne
John Stephen Goodman (born June 20, 1952) is an American actor and voice artist. Early in his career, he was known for playing Dan Conner on the ABC TV series Roseanne (1988–1997; 2018), for ...more
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Jude Law is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Sherlock Holmes, Spy, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
David Jude Heyworth Law (born 29 December 1972) is an English actor. He has received nominations for two Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two British ...more
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Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
The Martin Short Show, Frankenweenie, Mars Attacks!
Martin Hayter Short (born March 26, 1950) is a Canadian-American comedian, actor, voice artist, singer and writer. He is known for his work on the television programs SCTV and Saturday Night ...more
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Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Goodfellas, Bruce Almighty, V for Vendetta
Sir Michael Philip Jagger (born 26 July 1943) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, and film producer who gained worldwide fame as the lead singer and one of the founder members of the ...more