Hundreds of celebrities have hosted “Saturday Night Live,” from pop stars to athletes to actors and actresses. While many have given commendable performances that are in no way worthy of our disdain, others have proven that they don’t have the chops for live television. We have selected 7 of SNL’s worst celebrity hosts. We factored in what critics had to say about their performances and what the cast members on the show thought of them. Some of the men and women on this list should not come as that big of a surprise – most us already knew that they can’t act, at all!
7. Michael Phelps
Reviews of Michael Phelps hosting of “Saturday Night Live” were lackluster at best. He was criticized for relying on his cue cards too much (and for still being unable to read his lines without stumbling over words) and for being painfully unfunny. Phelps has gone down in history as one of SNL’s worst hosts ever. People only cared about him when he was winning gold medals at the Olympics, not bombing on TV.Everett Collection / Shutterstock.com