Harry Styles Hosts SNL: Watch Video of the Best & Worst Sketches

TVLine | 11/17/2019 | Ryan Schwartz
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It was only a matter of time before Harry Styles presided over his own episode of Saturday Night Live, having stood out in numerous sketches over the years alongside such hosts as Jimmy Fallon, Sofia Vergara and Paul Rudd. So how did he measure up to previous musical guests-turned-emcees like Justin Timberlake and Chance the Rapper?

The former One Direction frontman seemed a bit nervous during his monologue and his first live sketch, but shook off those initial jitters by the time he was asked to play one-half of an Icelandic couple in a lamaze class. The material, however, wasn’t up to par with some recent episodes, including Chance’s October hosting stint. Even the “Days of Our Impeachment” cold open with Jon Hamm lacked a certain “pizzazz.”

Jangly - Piano - Tone - Heartwarming - Character

The jangly toy piano set just the right tone for this heartwarming character piece, which was a terrific showcase for Aidy Bryant. It struck just the right balance of funny and sad as Joan detailed her platonic romance with dog-boyfriend Doug, played in part by Styles.

Chris Redd’s performance as a gang member in wayyyyy over his head (“Who’s the guy you would sell the drugs to? And what’s his number? And what’s a good time to call him?”) elevated this OK digital short, which felt more like a Key & Peele sketch than an SNL sketch.

Skit - Crowdpleaser

This five-to-1 skit was a real crowdpleaser, and...
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