This Is Why 'SNL' Asked Melissa McCarthy Back

CB! offers the "Identity Thief" star's best moments from her first spin as "Saturday Night Live" host.

Justin Returns to 'SNL'
Justin Timberlake
Watch: JT forgets his suit and tie. Read More »

Identity Thief star, Melissa McCarthy, will soon add her name to the list of those who have hosted Saturday Night Live twice.

We were ecstatic to hear that the NBC sketch show invited the star back to host on April 6, since her last spin was, well, pretty unforgettable.

McCarthy first hosted SNL in October of 2011. Since then, she has been nominated for an Academy Award for her role in Bridesmaids and has recently won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for CBS’ Mike and Molly.

We were ecstatic to hear that the NBC sketch show invited the star back to host on April 6, since her last spin was, well, pretty unforgettable.

You didn't watch last time? Lucky you! CB! has picked our five favorite sketches from the appearance. Watch them below.

Her monologue. Melissa started off the night as host on SNL with an opening monologue that included a dance routine featuring Bridesmaids costar Kristin Wiig.

The Lawrence Welk Show. Wiig returns as part of the sassy sister singing group we’ve seen before. However, this time McCarthy joins as her equally awkward and hilarious sister.

Complaints. McCarthy joins SNL favorite Andy Samberg as the two discuss their love making skills.

Lulu Diamonds. Melissa risked life and limb for laughs as 30s bombshell “Lulu Diamonds." “Why don’t you come up stairs and see me up there sometimes?”

Arlene. Melissa brought in the laughs as Arlene, an office worker who expresses her love for her coworker in some unconventional ways.

Taste Test. Melissa stole the show as Linda, the overzealous member of a focus group, testing the newest flavors of Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing.

In other news, overachiever Justin Timberlake is set to return as host and musical guest on Saturday's SNL at 11:30PM on NBC.

What was your favorite sketch from Melissa’s last SNL performance?

Celebuzz Single Player No Autoplay (CORE) No changes are to be made to this player

Discuss

Default avatar
celebuzz
 

Top Stories

Get the Scoop

Sign up for the daily Celebuzz Newsletter and stay in the know.