Adam Sandler on Why He Won’t Host ‘SNL’: ‘Why Should I?’

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While on the road to promote his latest film “Blended,” Adam Sandler made an appearance on Norm Macdonald’s “Norm Macdonald Live” podcast and dished on why he won’t return to host “Saturday Night Live” and his departure from the variety skein.

“Why should I?” Sandler replied when asked why he won’t host. “I don’t know how good it would be. I’m slow now.”

Even when prodded by Macdonald, Sandler remained adamant that he’s done with the program.

“There are guys who love doing it — who are great at doing it,” Sandler told Macdonald. “I just don’t know how good I’d be doing it. I did what I can do on the show.”

Fellow “SNL” alum Macdonald also brought up the rumor that Eddie Murphy won’t host the show because of David Spade, but when asked about his departure from the show the multi-hyphenate simply responded, “I don’t know what happened.”

Sandler was fired from “SNL” in 1995 and former “Weekend Update” anchor Macdonald was also rumored to have been cut from the program when he left in 1997.

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  1. Bob Wired says:

    Sorry have never liked the comedy of Norm—constantly praised by other comics as a genius, funniest guy they ever heard, blah blah blah—he just says things, then pauses, stares for awhile and repeats the process…staring back at comics isnt funny, unless you were one of the people who thought the Charlie Brown series of cartoon specials was simply hilarious—no they, like Norm, are depressing. And Sandler? He’s a multi millionaire for perfecting baby talk babble, and putting it to film…another one way in over his head, but has received accolades like Norm, but for Adam, accolades in the form of huge money piles. Both a couple of has beens.

  2. 2 minutes and 15 seconds in and it all comes back to me why Norm never made a memorable impression on me as a comic. What an unfunny bore.

    • bliz says:

      yea i saw your stuff too bro and it was weak…youre not funny, while norm is regarded in top 100 standups of all time, and considered a comedians comedian…seeing as how you fail as a comedian, the latter phrase clearly doesnt apply to you

    • shane says:

      Alex Thomas I just checked out some of your work and it is generic at best. Norm Macdonald is considered a genius by some of the most notable names in American stand today including Bill Burr Marc Maron and Doug Stanhope. Your judging him off an interview? How about looking at his stand up. How funny are you when chatting to people because judging by your stand up its hard to imagine you being funny at all. Norm is one of the most regular guests on Letterman and Conan for the simple fact that he is and incredibly naturally funny guy who always gets laugh. You on the other hand, are a classic example of a confidence comedian who uses everything in his arsenal to distract the audience from the fact that your writing is terrible.

  3. Thank God, He won’t be hosting. He’s vile, disgusting, with absolutely no class, or grace..Just plain nauseating. Adam Sandler, and Howie Mandell, should make a show for anorexic’s, so they can keep vomiting while watching them…

  4. Joey Joe Joe says:

    Not sure why you write that Norm Macdonald was “rumored to have been cut” from Saturday Night Live. Don Ohlmeyer has said many times that he ordered him to be fired from the show:

    • JakeJ413 says:

      Ohlmeyer fired him from “Weekend Update” but he remained on the show as a cast member for a few months. He quit the show on his own.

      • FarseWhole says:

        Every bio of Norm says he was only fired from the News, but that was the only thing he was really good at and enjoyed, so that essentially forced him to say “F this” and quit. He also discusses this on his podcast. The author of the article should learn to do the barest minimum of web research before publishing…hate to be picky but man, that’s SUPER lazy in the age of Google searches.

      • JakeJ413 says:

        It is possible that he was fired from the show altogether but Ohlmeyer has never claimed he did that.

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