'Saturday Night Live' Review: First-Time Host Peter Dinklage Continues Season's Streak of Strong Debuts

April 3, 2016 3:06 PM

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This season of "Saturday Night Live" has been punctuated by some weird lows (a usually stellar Jonah Hill, a mostly toothless take on current politics) and some unexpected highs, particularly as they apply to a strong new crop of first-time hosts who have impressed in unique ways in their debuts. While Larry David's official first hosting gig was destined to become a classic, few people anticipated the amount of weirdness that would also run through an episode that simply had to include a spot-on Bernie Sanders impression (only David could deliver a line like, "Can a bitch get a donut?" with such gusto). Elsewhere, it's hard to imagine another newbie host who so pleasantly surprised the "SNL" crowd than Ariana Grande, who showed up ready to wow and did just that.

And then there's Peter Dinklage. Like David, Dinklage's first time as host isn't his first time on the show (though David, a former writer, certainly bests him when it comes to shot-for-shot appearances), and it's surprising that last night marked his hosting debut. Back in 2013, the "Game of Throne...

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