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Jim Carrey to Host the First Episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’ for 2011

by Cas Ruffin on Dec 17th, 2010

I always wondered how it felt for someone in Jim Carrey’s position to host a show like Saturday Night Live. He hosted before in 1996, but my inquiry stays the same. What does it feel like for a talented to “In Living Color” alum to host the show of the competition. Granted, it’s more than a decade later, but when we were young, the rivalry felt real.

Once In Living Color was cancelled, it was replaced by Mad TV a couple years later. It was always difficult choosing between either MadTV or SNL. But anyone who grew up watching In Living Color will tell you, it was the superior show while it was on the air. And this is Jim Carrey’s life coming in full circle as he hosts SNL one more time.

Jim Carrey will be the first “Saturday Night Live” host of the new year, NBC announced Friday.

The “I Love You Phillip Morris” star will be joined on the Jan. 8 episode by musical guests The Black Keys.

This weekend’s episode will be hosted by Jeff Bridges, with musical guests Eminem and Lil Wayne. [The
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Just look up any Jim Carrey In Living Color skit and you’ll know what we’re talking about.

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