"The comedian and erstwhile Spider-Ham is returning this weekend to host SNL for the third time in just under two years," says Joe Berkowitz. "He doesn’t have anything to promote, really; his adult-friendly kids special came out on Netflix back in December, just after his appearance on Apple TV Plus’s Dickinson, and the next season of Big Mouth is still far off. He’s hosting SNL this weekend because, what the hell, why not have John Mulaney host SNL this weekend? Why not have him host every weekend? He clearly likes being there, and they clearly like having him." But what about other hosts? "SNL wasn’t always intended to be the showcase for high-profile guests that we’ve all come to know and conditionally enjoy," says Berkowitz. "Before the show settled into its traditional format, Lorne Michaels asked Albert Brooks if he would host every week. (Brooks said no but ended up contributing short films instead.) Trying out a permanent host now would give us a peek into the alternative universe where Michaels’s original vision became praxis. And that alternative universe should be populated by one John Edmund Mulaney."