John Goodman is a member of a fairly elite club. The Five-Timers Club was first announced on the show on Dec. 8, 1990, when Tom Hanks was hosting for the fifth time. The number of repeat hosts of Saturday Night Live is few, and even less when you get into the double digits.
This Saturday, Goodman hosts for the 13th, although he's appeared in the show another dozen or so times as himself or in various cameo roles. Only Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin have hosted more than Goodman, with 16 and 15 gigs respectively.
During President Clinton's presidency and the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Goodman appeared quite often as Linda Tripp, the civil servant who recorded Lewinsky's phone calls and played a large role in the scandal. As a matter of fact, if you do a Google search on Tripp, you'll see Goodman's portrayal of Tripp snuggled in among real images of her. That's quite an impact.
Goodman's other notable role has been as one of the guys who plays in the "Da Bears" skits, and when he's not hosting, he'll pop in on occasion just to be one of the gang when he's in town.
Goodman can currently be seen in Inside Llewen Davis, a film by Joel and Ethan Cohen co-starring Carey Mulligan and another member of the Five-Timers Club, Justin Timberlake, which is in limited release in the U.S.
Goodman will also soon be starring in The Monuments Men, a movie written by George Clooney and Grant Heslov and starring Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray and others, based on the book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel.
Joining Goodman will be musical guests Kings of Leon, an American rock band comprised of the Followill brothers who found success with their singles "Sex on Fire" and "Use Somebody." They will likely be playing music from their latest album Mechanical Bull.
Get a glimpse of what's to come in this Saturday Night Live promo clip featuring Goodman and Taran Killam as they joke about the potential for disaster of hosting a 13th time one day after Friday the 13th and Christmas in Rockefeller Center.
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