Elizabeth Banks: SNL Host Makes Up For Trump's Stint

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Elizabeth Banks hosted Saturday Night Live this past week, seemingly as a reward for the previous week's hosting job done by Donald Trump.

It's hard to believe that comic genius and top-of-her-game Hollywood writer, director, actress, etc, Elizabeth Banks has never hosted SNL before, but it's true.

Of course, Elizabeth Banks had no problem fitting right in on the set and turning what could have been a sub-par show into a really great night of comedy.

Isn't it just like Effie to walk in and steal the show?

A few of her sketches could have stood on their own, especially the exceedingly entertaining mini buddy comedy with Mike O'Brien.

Me + @disclosure + @samsmithworld + @lordemusic on @nbcsnl right now. Well, in 5mins.

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Of course, the sketch with Elizabeth Banks as a gender ambiguous student in a high school theatre production was a treat.

While the show started on a sombre note, with Cecily Strong taking the spotlight for a moment to say that we stand with France in solidarity,in both English and French, it quickly lightened up with Elizabeth Banks' monologue.

Of course, it wasn't all for fun and games, even if it seemed to be. Elizabeth Banks was there to promote her highly-anticipated movie, Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 2.

We're only ONE WEEK away from #MockingjayPart2! Get #MockingjayTickets at the link in my bio.

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Isn't Elizabeth Banks a gem?

Are you excited to see Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket again this weekend? I know I am.

Lacy Langley
Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.