Michael Phelps Saturday Night Live Host

August 27, 2008

Michael Phelps has been tapped to host the season premiere of Saturday Night Live. Read the story and see more photos and video below.

You can watch Michael Phelps’ debut as a Saturday Night Live host on September 13th. We’ll see if Phelps will have the success other sports figures have had while hosting – most notably LeBron James (hilarious in the Solid Gold skit) and Peyton Manning (United Way spoof). Other Olympians who have hosted SNL include Nancy Kerrigan and Jonny Moseley, and it will be interesting to see if Phelps actually has an acting bone in his body. I’m personally hoping to see a Speedo at least once throughout the night.

Lil Wayne is scheduled as the musical guest for the evening.

His week prior to the SNL gig will be a busy one, as MTV has snagged Phelps to make an appearance at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards show on September 9th.

How do you think Michael Phelps will do as a Saturday Night Live host? See more photos and video below.

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    Anna Says:

    Baltimore is eagerly anticipating Phelps’ return home. Two separate events are planned for October 4th. One in his hometown of Towson, MD and then a big celebration, including other MD Olympic athletes, down at Fort McHenry. For details go to http://www.baltimore.org/phelps.