Saturday Night Live’s stage has played host to icons from Harry Styles to Betty White, and many of its celebrity guests have gushed over reaching the impressive career milestone.
“I can’t believe I am hosting Saturday Night Live. I’m not sure many of you know that I’m 88 and a half years old,” White, who died in December 2021, said during her monologue in May 2010. “It’s great to be here for a number of reasons. You know, I’m not new to live TV. In 1952, I starred in my first live sitcom, which was Life of Elizabeth, and of course, back then we didn’t want to do it live, we just didn’t know how to tape things. So, I don’t know what this show’s excuse is.”
The Golden Girls alum was hardly the only first-time SNL host to enjoy her experience. Jason Sudeikis, for his part, hosted for the first time in October 2021 nearly eight years after his exit. (Sudeikis was a part of the cast between 2006 and 2013.)
“This place changed my life twice. Once as a cast member, as a writer here, but most importantly, as a kid watching from home,” the Ted Lasso star said in his monologue. “There’s a good chance that if you’re watching tonight, there’s probably something from this place that changed your life, too.”
Keep scrolling to see what the stars have thought about their SNL hosting debuts: