Congratulations go out to Oscar-winner and two-time nominee Christoph Waltz. The actor has been tapped to follow up The Biebs on Saturday Night Live next month as NBC revealed earlier this afternoon that he will join Jamie Foxx as Django Unchained alums who found time to host the long-running sketch series in its 38th season. While his co-star’s appearance on the program received mixed reviews, we hold out hope that “The Jew Hunter” can bring the laughs especially given that he will not be appearing in The Muppets sequel anymore (scheduling issues.) For the doubters, keep in mind he did a hilarious bit for JKL‘s Oscar show a few years back called Der Humpink which you can view after the jump.
New York, NY – January 30, 2013 – Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner (“Django Unchained”) Christoph Waltz makes his SNL hosting debut on February 16. Waltz received an Oscar, SAG and Golden Globe award, among many others, for his performance in “Inglorious Basterds” in 2009.
Joining Waltz is Alabama Shakes, making their musical guest debut. The rock band recently received three 2013 Grammy Award nominations, including Best New Artist, for their critically acclaimed album “Boys & Girls.”
SNL returns on February 9 with Justin Bieber pulling double duty as host and musical guest for his first time.
“Saturday Night Live” is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.