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The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s

Updated November 18, 2019 2.6k votes 370 voters 1.4k views156 items

List RulesVote 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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    Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
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    Tom Hanks

    The Da Vinci Code, Forrest Gump

    Age64

    BirthplaceConcord, California, United States of America

    Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. Known for both... more on Wikipedia
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    Saoirse Ronan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
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    Saoirse Ronan

    Atonement, Brooklyn

    Age26

    BirthplaceWoodlawn, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Saoirse Una Ronan (born 12 April 1994) is an Irish and American actress. Primarily noted for... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
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    Amy Poehler

    Parks and Recreation, Inside Out

    Age49

    BirthplaceNewton, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Amy Meredith Poehler (; born September 16, 1971) is an American actress, comedian, director,... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
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    Anne Hathaway

    Les Misérables, Rachel Getting Married

    Age37

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress. One of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Adam Driver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
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    Adam Driver

    Lincoln, Girls

    Age36

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States of America

    Adam Douglas Driver is an American actor of stage, screen and television. After serving in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    John Mulaney is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
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    John Mulaney

    Saturday Night Live, Mulaney

    Age38

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    John Edmund Mulaney (born August 26, 1982) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
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    Dwayne Johnson

    San Andreas, Fast & Furious 6

    Age48

    BirthplaceHayward, California, United States of America

    Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
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    Bill Hader

    Superbad, Inside Out

    Age42

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

    William Thomas Hader Jr. (born June 7, 1978) is an American comedian, actor, voice actor,... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
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    Kristen Wiig

    Bridesmaids, Despicable Me 2

    Age47

    BirthplaceCanandaigua, New York, United States of America

    Kristen Carroll Wiig (; born August 22, 1973) is an American actress, comedian, writer, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Jon Hamm is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
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    Jon Hamm

    Mad Men, The Town

    Age49

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Jonathan Daniel Hamm (born March 10, 1971) is an American actor, best known for playing... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
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    Will Ferrell

    Step Brothers, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    Age53

    BirthplaceIrvine, California, United States of America

    John William Ferrell (; born July 16, 1967) is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Andy Samberg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
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    Andy Samberg

    Hotel Transylvania, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Age42

    BirthplaceUSA, California, Berkeley

    David A.J. "Andy" Samberg (born August 18, 1978) is an American actor, comedian, writer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Alec Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
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    Alec Baldwin

    The Departed, Beetlejuice

    Age62

    BirthplaceAmityville, New York, United States of America

    Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III (born April 3, 1958) is an American actor, writer, producer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
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    Steve Carell

    The Office, The 40-Year-Old Virgin

    Age58

    BirthplaceConcord, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Steven John Carell (; born August 16, 1962) is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
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    Tina Fey

    Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls

    Age50

    BirthplaceUpper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey (born May 18, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, writer,... more on Wikipedia
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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Inception, The Dark Knight Rises

    Age39

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt (born February 17, 1981) is an American actor, filmmaker, singer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Betty White is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
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    Betty White

    Bringing Down the House, The Golden Girls

    Age98

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois, United States of America

    Betty Marion White Ludden (born January 17, 1922) is an American actress and comedian, with... more on Wikipedia
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    Peter Dinklage is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
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    Peter Dinklage

    Game of Thrones, X-Men: Days of Future Past

    Age51

    BirthplaceMorristown, New Jersey, USA

    Peter Hayden Dinklage (; born June 11, 1969) is an American actor and producer. Dinklage... more on Wikipedia
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    Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
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    Justin Timberlake

    Love Actually, Get Smart

    Age39

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981), often known by his initials, JT, is an... more on Wikipedia
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    Zach Galifianakis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
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    Zach Galifianakis

    The Hangover, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Age51

    BirthplaceWilkesboro, North Carolina, USA

    Zachary Knight Galifianakis (; born October 1, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
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    Paul Rudd

    Ant-Man, Role Models

    Age51

    BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey, United States of America

    Paul Rudd (born April 6, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and film producer. Rudd... more on Wikipedia
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    John Goodman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
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    John Goodman

    Monsters, Inc.

    Age68

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    John Stephen Goodman (born June 20, 1952) is an American actor and voice artist. Early in his... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
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    Emma Stone

    The Help, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Age31

    BirthplaceScottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

    Emily Jean "Emma" Stone (born November 6, 1988) is an American actress. The recipient of... more on Wikipedia
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    Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
    Chancelor Bennett (born April 16, 1993), better known by his stage name Chance the Rapper, is... more on Wikipedia
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    Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
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    Adam Sandler

    Grown Ups 2, Grown Ups

    Age54

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter,... more on Wikipedia
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