Melissa McCarthy Marks Milestone While Hosting Saturday Night Live

The Future Of Comedy Is Female And McCarthy Proves It

ut On May 13, Melissa McCarthy hosted Saturday Night Live and it was definitely one of the highlights of the season.  McCarthy was hosting the legendary show for the fifth time, but people were loosing it this time. The actress is taking everything by storm, the small screen with her SNL impersonation of Sean Spicer, the big screen with her hilarious comedies. The girl’s on fire.

 Melissa is joining a very selected club

Melissa McCarthy is definitely owning Saturday Night Live with her impersonation of Sean Spicer, but that wasn’t enough.Hosting Saturday Night Live is a huge thing, in fact, some people only gets to do it once or twice but Melissa is an expert in this she’s hosted Saturday Night Live four times in six years, showed up on the show’s 40th anniversary special paying tribute to Chris Farley’s Matt Foley and has made cameos as Sean Spicer almost on a weekly basis this season.

It’s pretty safe to say that SNL loves having her and now, she’s ready to complete the biggest SNL milestone: joining the Five-Timers Club.

The Five-Timers Club gathers a selected group of celebrities that have hosted the iconic comedy institution. Which includes, Steve Martin, Tom Hanks, Justin Timberlake, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

The Club began as a joke during Tom Hank’s fifth time hosting the show and has turned into a running gag of the show. In the original Five-Timers Clb sketch, Tom Hanks is welcomed by a pre-fame Conan O’Brien and introduced to fellow members Paul Simon, Steve Martin, and Elliot Gould.

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The future is female

Now, Melissa joins the Club being the first and only woman to do it. In fact, Five-Timers Club sketch reminded viewers that the only two women to be inducted into the club thus far are Drew Barrymore and Candice Bergen.

The overwhelming male club could face some changes now that Melissa joins in, it could give important women from SNL’s past a chance to gather in the same place and create a hilarious new installment.

SNL’s future seems to be a female future, not only the number of women hosting the show has nearly tripled over the past few years.But also the number of women Five-Timers have tripled. Tina Fey, Scarlet Johanson, Drew Barrymore and Candice Bergen have all reached the five times hosting record.

Whether the Club’s importance is ironic or otherwise, to this day is not fair that the most part of its population is male, considering that the show has always had A-list female comedians.

Going back to Melissa McCarthy she’s without a question one of the most talented, entertaining and committed performers of her generation.

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Going for more.

For now, the actress is back on the small screen with TV Land’s Nobodies.The show premiered on March 29, and features pretty much the whole comedy A-list, including, Allison Janney, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jim Rash, and Nat Faxon.

The show follows three screenwriters that are desperate to find an A-lister in order to sell their script. The show is directed by Melissa’ husband Ben Falcone and Christopher Rosen produces.But that’s not it, The Ghostbuster and Bridesmaids actress is now teaming with some puppets.

McCarthy is now set to headline The Happytime Murders written by Brian Henson. Henson is the son of Muppets creator Jim Henson.The actress will play a detective who works to solve the murders of several stars puppets, along with her puppet partner.

“When a really good script combines puppet strippers, Los Angeles’ underbelly, and comedy, it’s like my fever dream has finally come true,” McCarthy said in a press release.

Melissa also joined an upcoming comedy project that will see her tackle a typically offbeat role based on a true story in Can You Ever Forgive Me for Fox Searchlight Pictures.The actress is starring alongside Christian Navarro, Jane Curtis, Dolly Wells, Anna Deavere Smith, Jennifer Westfeldt and Julie Ann Emery.

The synopsis reads as follows, “When bestselling celebrity biographer, Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy), is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend, Jack (Richard E. Grant).”

The movie is based on the life of Lee Israel and her memoirs by the same name. Israel made her living in the 1970s and ’80s writing profiles of stars. Marielle Heller is directing from Nicole Holofcener’s script.The filming began back in January and the production ended in March.

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Source: Variety


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