Bring on the Kanye West skits...Taylor Swift is hosting Saturday Night Live. The country superstar and American Music Award nominee will do double duty as host and musical performer for the long-running late night comedy sketch comedy series that airs November 7.
"There are definitely some hilarious things that have happened to me over the past couple of months that I think will be pretty substantial skits," Swift said. The singer also hints of a possible digital short with SNL's Andy Samberg, who's worked on popular viral videos with Justin Timberlake, Natalie Portman, and the Jonas Brothers.
"I've gone back and re-watched everything over the past couple of months and digital shorts would be so much fun to do, because they've done so well. Andy Samberg is hilarious."
Swift received the most nominations (six) at the 2009 American Music Awards, including Artist of the Year. The fan-voted AMAs airs November 22 on ABC.
This is interesting because here Taylor says that she'd be up for doing a VMA awards skit (that's like handing bullets to the SNL writers) and that she'd love to do a digital short with Andy Samberg (similar to what Megan Fox said).
So this is cool because it pretty much gaurantees an Andy Samberg digital short that week, and not something like the Drew Barrymore and Fred Armisen flop from last week. (Great concept, but it had no legs; it was too repetitive.)
Of course, Taylor Swift is not just a huge fan of Andy Samberg. Her other favorite SNL player is none other than this blog's topic...
Taylor Swift previously appeared on SNL as the musical act and pretty much told Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig that they are her comedy heroes and that she and her friends quote them constantly. Check out the video and info on that here...
This is a personal video Taylor made and put on her Facebook account.
Kristen and Andy are on at 0:55...
Taylor Swift: "Like all of my inside jokes with all of my friends, come from these people basically, so it's kind of awesome! I'm excited about it."
Andy Samberg: "Taylor!"
Then Taylor, Kristen, and Andy all gush. What's really cool about this is that Andy and Kristen are genuinely flattered, surprised, and embarassed by Taylor's comment. All three of them are very down to Earth.
This was backstage after the Neil Patrick Harris episode of SNL in January 09.
She liked this picture taken with Kristen and Andy so much, that she put it on Facebook...
From Daniela: Here is a picture I found off Taylor Swifts facebook.
My picture... is definitely my laptop screen saver.
So it was on her desktop for quite awhile (in addition to Facebook).
And she also mentioned this event in interviews...
On Her Top 3 Career Moments:
"Definitely performing on Saturday Night Live. I got to meet Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg, who are some of my favorite people. Playing the Houston Rodeo for 72,000 people. Every one of them had a ticket stub with my name on it. And doing the cover of Rolling Stone. I never expected that would happen in my lifetime, and I definitely didn’t think it would happen when I was 19!"
So I hope that Taylor is in a digital short with Andy, but I also hope that we get a few great skits with her and Kristen Wiig in them together (sort of how we got a few with Megan Fox and Kristen Wiig).
Taylor hosting was pretty much an obvious choice. She's obviously a fan, and when she was the musical guest; she also appeared in a Broadway skit as "Annie" and did a great job.