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Melissa McCarthy brought the funny as host -- for the second time -- on the April 6 episode of "Saturday Night Live."
The show's opening monologue showcased the 42-year-old starlet wobbling her way on stage in some very high heels. After grasping a chair to help keep her balance, and admitting that she hadn't practiced walking in the platfor shoes, the "Identity Thief" starlet came tumbling down as a part of the funny opening sketch.
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Justin Timberlake brought the funny as host -- for the fifth time -- on the March 9 episode of "Saturday Night Live."
The 32-year-old actor's opening monologue, which showed him getting inducted into the "Five Timers Club," featured guest appearances by esteemed actors Dan Akroyd, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Tom Hanks, Candice Bergen, Alec Baldwin and Paul Simon. The talented bunch offered up some laughs and special moments -- such as Short engaging in the "Three Amigos" salute -- and got the show off to a promising start.
Christoph Waltz brought the funny on the February 17 episode of "Saturday Night Live."
The 56-year-old star, who is nominated for an Oscar for his role as Dr. Schultz in "Django Unchained," appeared on the sketch comedy show and assured fans that he does in fact have a comedic side.
Jennifer Lawrence showed off her competitive side on the January 19 episode of "Saturday Night Live."
The Oscar-nominated starlet, who recently won a Golden Globe for Best Actress, appeared on the sketch comedy show to poke fun at her Academy Awards competition in her opening monologue, saying: "Ladies, I love you all, but you're about to get served."
Justin Bieber is set to make his debut as a "Saturday Night Live" host on February 9.
The 18-year-old singing sensation will also perform on the episode, according to the announcement by NBC on Wednesday, January 9. He is on to promote his new album "Believe Acoustic" which goes on sale on January 29.
The December 15 episode of "Saturday Night Live" featured a tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
The New York City Children's Chorus performed "Silent Night" during the show's opening, which is typically reserved for a sketch. The performance can be seen below. The host for the night was Martin Short.
Anne Hathaway spoke out about her recent Katie Holmes impression, saying that while she hasn't heard from Holmes since the skit aired, it was all done out of love.
In November 2012, Hathaway returned to famed sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Live" for her second hosting gig, reprising her Holmes impression for a skit that parodied "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" with cast member Kate McKinnon doing an impression of DeGeneres. Hathaway's Holmes appeared to promote the actress' new Broadway show "Dead Accounts."
Samuel L. Jackson gave Kenan Thompson a reason to be nervous during the December 15 episode of "Saturday Night Live" when the actor nearly said two expletives during the live broadcast.
However, the actor explained on Twitter on Saturday that he did not drop the "F-bomb" on the show.
Jamie Foxx hosted "Saturday Night Live" on Saturday, December 8, channeling his funny side to play Tyler Perry and a human snack cake... yes, a snack cake.
Foxx, 44, hosted the NBC sketch comedy series almost 13 years after his initial hosting gig, which was in 2000. The actor, singer-songwriter and stand-up comedian portrayed a number of interesting characters, including a former porn star and a sassy bailiff, as well as putting his singing skills on display.
Anne Hathaway returned to the "Saturday Night Live" stage for a third time to host the show on November 10 and reprised her Katie Holmes impression, poked fun at "Homeland" and even showed off her singing chops with a parody of her upcoming film "Les Miserables" during her opening monologue.
In the film, which is due out on December 25, Hathaway plays Fantine, a mother who sacrifices everything for her only child Cosette. Hathaway's monologue was a parody of the musical's song "One Day More" and featured most of the show's cast.
Brad Pitt's Chanel No. 5 commercial was parodied on "Saturday Night Live" not once, but four times on October 20.
The comedy sketch show featured cast member Taran Killam as the movie star. Pitt was seen in his first ad for perfume campaign last week reciting poetry. The first parody on "Saturday Night Live" has Killam's Pitt complaining about the commercial lacking a script and saying the company just wants him to make up words.
Daniel Craig made his debut as the host of "Saturday Night Live" on October 6 and the English actor wasn't afraid to spoof his biggest role as spy James Bond.
Craig made fun of his Bond persona several times throughout the show including in his monologue with a mock "In Memoriam" segment dedicated to all the characters he's killed in films.
"Family Guy" and "American Guy" creator and "Ted" writer and director Seth MacFarlane has been named as host of "Saturday Night Live" for the show's 38th season premiere on September 15.
It is MacFarlane's first time hosting the show, which will also include the "Saturday Night Live" debut of singer Frank Ocean. Ocean released his critically acclaimed studio debut album "Channel Orange" in July.
Daniel Radcliffe demonstrated his comedy chops hosting "Saturday Night Live" for the first time this weekend.
The "Harry Potter" star opened the show with his monologue, where he voiced his hopes that there would be no references to the boy wizard that made him famous. These hopes, were dashed even as the words came out of Radcliffe's mouth.
Mick Jagger is gearing up to host the season finale of "Saturday Night Live" on May 19 and kept fans updated on Twitter all week.
"At Wednesday's script read through. Read 36 sketches to narrow it down to 7," Jagger Tweeted on May 18, posting a photo of him next to "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels at the show's conference table.