Jon Hamm Hosts SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. We Approve.

Just as we were ready to pull out what has unfortunately become our go-to Sunday morning headline where SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE is concerned — you know, the one that goes a little something like…. “We Watched SNL So You Didn’t Have To!” — along comes Jon Hamm. Who — from his fantastic opening monologue that had him mercilessly poking fun at his Don Draper alter-ego (see above) to his sketch as newly elected Massachusetts Senator, the surprisingly seductive Scott Brown, threw caution, not to mention clothes (Sergio!) to the wind doing whatever it took for a laugh — not only officially cemented his status as the real deal acting wise, but one that we have a feeling will be haunting the hallowed hallways of Studio 8H for some time to come. Seriously. Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, watch your back. Lorne Michaels has a new favorite. See for yourself after the jump.

  • kevin

    the sportscaster alien sketch was one of the funniest things i’ve seen in a while.

  • Nick

    Thanks for the clips; I fell asleep during news. But those are some of the funniest sketches of the season. The Scott Brown popping-in skit was hilarious. Yeah, Jon Hamm is great!

    Oh, and don’t make me sing. (ha)

  • ewanspotter

    He’s a theater guy, so it makes perfect sense that he’s comfortable with a live audience (and can read a teleprompter without actually looking like he’s, you know, reading a teleprompter).

  • Rhonda

    Scott Brown is the new Mango!!