Preview: Gabourey Sidibe Lights Up Saturday Night Live

Gabourey Sidibe, pictured here earliy this month opening 'Precious' in Japan, hosts Saturday Night Live.  (Getty Images)

Gabourey Sidibe, pictured here earliy this month opening 'Precious' in Japan, hosts Saturday Night Live. (Getty Images)


Bravo to ‘Saturday Night Live.’

Why? For tapping Gabourey Sidibe as their latest headliner.

This week’s all new episode has ‘Precious‘ star handling hosting chores on a show with musical guest MGMT.

Since her Oscar nomination has passed, she’s not an obvious choice. There’s no immediate heat surrounding her. But she’s got great personality, with a sense of humor to match. As Entertainment Weekly‘s Ken Tucker wrote, “Anyone who’s seen Sidibe on a talk show promoting ‘Precious’ already knows that she’s a funny charmer.”

Sidibe might also prove a surprise. The trailer, which you can watch below, has already gotten a thumb’s up. “it’s hysterical!” said HollywoodLife.com. “Either Andy Samberg is capable of bringing out anyone’s funny side, or there’s a budding comedian inside Gabby that’s just dying to burst out. I guess we’ll find out when she hosts tonight!”

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Let us know what you think and come back tomorrow to watch the full episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’ and all the best clips.

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