10:02pm PT by Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya
'SNL': Jonah Hill Hosts for Fifth Time
Jonah Hill hosted NBC's Saturday Night Live for the fifth time on Nov. 3, joining the elite group of Five Timers, which includes 20 performers. Three of those female Five Timers appeared in Hill’s monologue: Tina Fey, Candice Bergen and Drew Barrymore.
“Welcome to the Five Timers Club, Seth” Bergen said, jokingly mixing him up with Seth Rogen in his first sketch of the evening, which showed how different the club looked in the Time's Up era.
During the show, Hill brought back one of his popular characters: Adam Grossman, the strangely adult 6-year-old. Castmember Leslie Jones played his nanny and broke when he started singing Bob Marley's “I Shot the Sheriff” at her.
Hill also played the unemployed, eager boyfriend of a local news meteorologist played by castmember Cecily Strong. He attempted an on-air proposal and botched it, but she proposed back to him.
The host also appeared in a digital short about an off-Broadway musical called “Divided We Stand” that was a too-on-the-nose take on modern politics getting panned by critics. Hill rapped in the sketch, and castmember Melissa Villaseñor played a sexy Statue of Liberty.
In a parody of America’s Got Talent that made fun of the way the show always makes a spectacle out of performers whose voices are unexpected, Hill played a shy country boy who had never heard the word “music” and nonetheless gave a lively performance of “Go, Go, Go Joseph” from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Hill and Strong also starred in a faux ad for a local company that makes wigs for pugs, including a Rachel Green wig and an Ed Sheeran wig.