Fans have been clamoring for the 88-year-old White to host SNL for months. A Facebook page devoted to the cause has nearly 1 million followers. Last month, they were whispers that Betty would join a few other fellow femme comediennes, like Molly Shannon and Tina Fey, for a SNL Women of Comedy Special.
“I don’t know why or how, but it’s been wonderful.” Betty recently said of the grassroots campaign to bring her to SNL.
If Betty is tipped to host SNL, she will become the oldest person in the show’s 35 year history to do so.