Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are undeniably comedy’s best power duo. They’ve co-starred in some of our favorite and funniest movies (Baby Mama, anyone?) and have proven they can co-host award shows with grace, aplomb, and a huge helping of belly laughs. Because they’re the shining stars of comedy and can basically do no wrong, the two SNL alums will return to the show for this season’s holiday episode, one that anyone can safely predict will be an instant classic.
According to Vanity Fair, this season’s holiday episode will air on December 19. The show has a short history of bringing back old SNL alums for the holiday episode in an effort to draw a wider audience. The show, according to many, has suffered in terms of quality over the past few years, so bringing in ringers for a high-profile episode is a good way to appeal to old viewers. Something similar occurred when 2013’s holiday episode featured fellow SNL alum Jimmy Fallon.
SNL is also bringing out the big guns with their musical guest for the same episode. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform on December 19.
SNL has booked some other excellent audience favorites for the holiday season. Ryan Gosling will make his SNL hosting debut on December 5, while Chris Hemsworth will appear for the second time on December 12.
That’s all well and good, but I personally just can’t wait to see Tina and Amy back in action!