Phelps to Host SNL Premiere

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Saturday Night Live continues its sometimes-awkward tradition of allowing non-actors to host the show when Michael Phelps (pictured on NBC’s Today Show) takes over hosting duties for the September 13 season premiere. So … a coupla sketches about his 10,000 calorie breakfasts and testosterone-filled fist pumping and we can call it a day.

Phelps seems nice enough, but these athlete-hosting gigs usually aren’t the greatest — in recent years, LeBron James and Jonny Moseley have also hosted with less than amazing results. Then again, every time Robert De Niro visits, you’d think he’d be great but it’s a cringefest. Maybe Phelps will reveal himself to be a gifted comedian and prove to the world there’s nothing he can’t do. The premiere of the show will also feature the debut of a new cast member, New York local favorite, Bobby Moynihan. [Photo: Getty Images Sport]