Sports stars' wildest SNL highlights after Travis Kelce shone

Sports activities stars’ wildest SNL highlights after Travis Kelce shone

By Patrick Djordjevic For Dailymail.Com

11:59 11 Mar 2023, up to date 12:28 11 Mar 2023

Two-time Tremendous Bowl Champion Travis Kelce turned the newest star athlete hosted Saturday Evening Dwell within the weeks following Kansas Metropolis’s recapture of the Lombardi Trophy.

Kelce’s largely well-received debut was the thirty fifth sports activities star to have emceed the Studio 8H present.

Idols from throughout the American sports activities panorama have taken to the stage, together with the likes of LeBron James, Tom Brady, Michael Jordan, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and extra. 

Right here, takes a visit down reminiscence lane to spotlight a number of the most memorable performances from the nation’s favourite athletes…

Kansas Metropolis Chiefs star Travis Kelce was the thirty fifth athlete to host NBC’s Saturday Evening Dwell


Tom Brady (2005)

The seven-time Tremendous Bowl champion is reportedly contemplating a transfer into get up comedy. Although, it will not be the primary time he has made audiences chuckle.  

After securing his third Lombardi Trophy towards the Philadelphia Eagles, Brady took middle stage of a unique variety within the seventeenth episode of season 30. 

Maybe most famously, he starred in a office sexual harassment skit alongside actor, Fred Armisen. 

Brady repeated the strains utilized by the nerdy Armisen – who in contrast to Brady – didn’t courtroom his feminine colleagues, because the sketch confirmed the precise and incorrect methods to method colleagues. 

Unlikely to air in modern society, Brady grabbed Amy Poehler’s breast and appeared in tighty whities. 

The act playfully theorized that the best way to ‘have intercourse with girls at work with out shedding your job’ is to ‘be good-looking, be engaging, do not be unattractive.’ 

The seven-time Tremendous Bowl champion emceed SNL after successful his third Lombardi Trophy
In the course of the skit on his 2005 look on Saturday Evening Dwell, ‘TV Funhouse: Sexual Harassment and You’, Tom Brady grabbed Amy Poehler’s breast
Brady then went on to stuff actress Tina Fey’s (R) ‘dwelling quantity’ inside his tighty whities


LeBron James (2007)

The King appeared on SNL throughout his first run with the Cleveland Cavaliers in September 2007, aged simply 22 years outdated. 

Recent off being swept within the ’07 NBA Finals by San Antonio, James jokingly advised non-basketball followers his group had in actual fact swept the Spurs within the monologue. 

James took half in an amusing sketch, ‘Learn to Obtain’, alongside Jason Sudekis – who performed a washed up albeit cocky manufacturing assistant because the four-time NBA Champion shot a industrial. 

Sudekis continues to meddle with the shoot, overthrowing a cross to James earlier than touchdown one on his head. 

The pair engaged in a one-on-one earlier than James expectedly dominates, inflicting a bloody nostril to the PA. 

LeBron James hosted SNL in September of 2007, at 22 after an NBA Finals loss to San Antonio
James starred in a sketch known as ‘Learn to Obtain’ alongside Ted Lasso star, Jason Sudekis (L)


Derek Jeter (2001)

The Yankees legend and Baseball Corridor of Famer joined forces with Seth Meyers for a memorable ‘Weekend Replace: Level/Counterpoint’ skit in 2001. 

Purple Sox fan Meyers engaged in a debate with Jeter not uncommonly seen on tv screens nowadays, arguing the five-time World Sequence champion sucked. 

Jeter’s place was to argue that he in actual fact didn’t. 

‘You suck!’ Meyers yelled. Earlier than the pair went back-and-forth constantly throughout the three-minute skit. 

‘Derek! Derek! Derek!’ Meyers repeated earlier than saying ‘folks such as you ruined my total childhood.

‘So, I swore if I ever obtained inside six ft of an actual Yankee I would kick his ass, however then I noticed you and knew that would not occur. However fortunately this will, “You Suck!”‘

In Jeter’s monologue, he performed a sport known as ‘Injuring the Viewers’, a sketch the place the reside viewers had the possibility to catch a ball from him and as a substitute have been injured.   

Baseball legend Derek Jeter had a hilarious level/counterpoint debate with Seth Meyers (R)
The 14-time MLB All-Star participated in an ‘Injuring the Viewers’ sketch in his monologue


Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (2000, 2002, 2009, 2015, ’17)

The Rock is considered one of solely two athletes to ever be invited again to host Saturday Evening Dwell for a second time… and a 3rd, fourth and fifth in his case.

As of late he’s recognized for his continuous appearances in Hollywood movies, however throughout his first look on SNL – in March, 2000 – he was largely solely recognized to wrestling followers. 

Then, The Rock was one of many headline acts of the WWF. His colleagues at Vince McMahon’s empire additionally greeted him with a go to to the set. 

Mick Foley, Triple H, the Large Present, and naturally, McMahon stopped by throughout The Brahma Bull’s monologue, performing as cheerleaders. 

Comic Tracy Morgan was additionally concerned, after Johnson ‘broke each of his legs’ mucking round backstage. 

With The Rock busy onstage, Triple H determined to take his frustrations out on an viewers member who purportedly attended Harvard. 

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson first hosted Saturday Evening Dwell, whereas a WWF star, again in 2000
Then WWF world champion, and present WWE COO, Triple H took out his frustrations on ‘a fan’


Michael Jordan (1991)

His Airness was recent off successful his first NBA championship when he took to the SNL stage in September of 1991. 

Jordan kicked off season 17 of the present and didn’t disappoint – partaking in a ‘Day by day Affirmation,’ alongside Stuart Smalley, performed by Al Franken. 

Understandably, Jordan appeared rather less relaxed than on the courtroom all through the hilarious skit. 

The six-time NBA champ was led by way of affirmations by Smalley, saying ‘I haven’t got to be an awesome basketball participant. 

‘I haven’t got to dribble the ball quick or throw the ball within the basket, as a result of all I’ve to do is be the perfect Michael I will be.’

The viewers erupted at Jordan’s overt discomfort on the affirmations mentioned whereas himself in a mirror.  

Michael Jordan appeared amusingly misplaced throughout a sketch involving affirmations in 1991


Michael Phelps (2008)

Essentially the most adorned Olympian of all time graced 30 Rock along with his presence in September 2008. 

Phelps, wearing a black swimsuit for the monologue, was simply weeks on from successful eight gold medals on the Beijing Video games. 

A parody on Phelps’ well-known 12,000 calorie weight loss program passed off, exhibiting off a pantomime model of his meal plan. 

It included an precise pig in a blanket, 4 wedding ceremony muffins, a bath of fettucine alfredo, an entire pork butt, two piñatas stuffed with corned beef hash  – and that is only for dinner!

The brand new-and-improved weight loss program got here with a disclaimer, ‘WARNING: Caloric consumption primarily based on 4,000 laps a day at world-record place.’ 

The best Olympic athlete in historical past took to the stage of SNL after eight gold medals in ’08
A sketch on Phelps’ well-known consuming regime took a unique take a look at how one can hit 12,000 energy


Peyton Manning (2007)

The 2-time Tremendous Bowl champion hosted on his thirty first birthday, simply over a month on from successful the Lombardi with Indianapolis vs. Chicago. 

The Tremendous Bowl 50 win proved his final sport {of professional} soccer and allowed a transfer into on-camera and manufacturing work. 

Manning was joined by his household – together with his brothers, Eli and Cooper, and father, Archie – whereas on the present in 2007. 

His greatest efficiency undoubtedly got here in a ‘United Manner’ PSA which confirmed him as a hard-nosed volunteer at a youth group. 

Manning nailed a child behind the top with a soccer and confirmed youngsters how one can break right into a automotive… and even helped a baby get a tattoo of the Colts quarterback’s face on his leg.

The slogan of the advert was ‘spend time along with your youngsters, so Peyton Manning does not.’ 

Peyton Manning hosted the NYC-based present following his first of two Tremendous Bowl victories
Peyton Manning confirmed his performative promise in a SNL sketch as a youth group volunteer


Charles Barkley (1993, 2010, 2012, 2018)

The Spherical Mound of Rebound is the one different athlete to have repeat Saturday Evening Dwell reveals. 

Barkley has emceed 4 occasions, along with his first coming in September of 1993 after successful the NBA MVP. 

Although, it was throughout his 2012 look the place he arguably partook in his greatest sketch – notably in case you are a fan of Inside The NBA. 

The favored basketball present consists of Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith. 

Barkley performed O’Neal in a parody sketch of the present throughout his 2012 SNL internet hosting, alongside Invoice Hader as Ernie, Jay Pharoah as Kenny and Kenan Thompson as Charles. 

The previous Phoenix Solar hilariously obtained out of character and acted as himself slightly than O’Neal on a number of events.  

Charles Barkley first took to the Saturday Evening Dwell stage in 1993 after an MVP season
Barkley (L) tried to play Shaquille O’Neal in a 2012 parody sketch of TNT’s Contained in the NBA


John Cena (2016)

The WWE famous person has adopted within the footsteps of The Rock and turned his consideration to Hollywood. 

He additionally hosted SNL in 2016 — turning into the third wrestler (after Johnson and Hulk Hogan) to ever obtain the glory. 

On December 6, Cena made the stage his personal and partook in a number of skits, together with one the place he pretended to be President Trump, simply over a month previous to his inauguration.

It included him studying ‘The failing New York Instances’, exhibiting off big fingers – Trump had beforehand defended his hand measurement, and falling asleep as ‘Mike Pence’ discusses work.

John Cena turned the third wrestler to ever host Saturday Evening Dwell when he emceed in 2016
The wrestler turned Hollywood actor parodied Donald Trump simply previous to his inauguration


Joe Montana and Walter Payton (1987)

The pair of NFL greats co-hosted the present in 1987, producing a side-bursting sketch within the generally reused ‘Church Chat.’

Each Montana and Payton joined Dana Carvey, who performed a generic Church Woman because the trio mentioned soccer. 

In fact, Carvey’s character was in opposition to the game because of its ‘followers [who] scream little Beastmasters, drink beer, and spit up’, alongside NFL soccer being performed on the Sabbath.

They mentioned the nuance of soccer, with Payton describing his job succinctly.

‘Nicely, I attempt to penetrate any opening I can discover,’ he mentioned. 

Walter Payton (L) & Joe Montana (C) thrilled the viewers with their version of Church Chat
Payton additionally dressed as Michael Jackson, as he demonstrated a pantomime exercise regime

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