Nate Bargatze Shares the ‘SNL’ Hosting Tips He Got From Pete Davidson and John Mulaney (Exclusive)
ET was on the SNL rehearsals in Studio 8H on Thursday and spoke with the stand-up comedian about getting the prospect to emcee the third episode of the enduring sketch sequence’ forty ninth season.
“Doing this is, you know, something you could never even imagine doing,” Bargatze shared with a smile. “You really don’t feel like you belong. I’m just waiting for someone to be like, ‘Alright, you gotta beat it, dude, that’s enough.'”
While Bargatze has been doing standup for years, the comedian admitted that sketch comedy on dwell TV is an entire completely different beast altogether — however he is been getting “great advice” from these with some SNL expertise.
“I talked to John Mulaney, pretty quickly, right after we found out, and he really talked me through it all,” Bargatze shared. “When you come here [to the studio], you wrap your head around more of what it is — but everybody’s been super nice.”
“I’ve talked to [Jerry] Seinfeld about it, Pete Davidson, Kumail Nanjiani. Like, there’s a lot of people who reached out,” he continued. “They’ve been very nice and telling me what to do and helping me with the sketches, and where you look for the cue cards, all of that stuff.”
“So everybody’s been super cool and so hopefully I don’t blow it for everybody,” he added with amusing.
As for his time on the present, Bargatze defined that he isn’t nervous on the subject of his massive monologue, as that is the place he’ll really feel most assured.
“I mean the monologue will just be my standup so that you know that’s probably the most comfortable,” Bargatze stated. “[But] it’s been great! Everybody’s been super nice.”
With this explicit accomplishment quickly to be beneath his belt, Bargatze is trying towards the long run at what’s in retailer, and excited in regards to the prospects.
“I don’t know what’s gonna happen, but I just wanna put more stuff out there that kinda fits in with what I do, and just try to be fun and not heavy, and just be a good time,” he shared. “So when I can do that stuff, that’s kinda the next step. Just see where that goes.”
Bargatze — who has been referred to as “The Nicest Man in Stand-Up” — hilariously tried to shed that good man persona within the first promo for his upcoming episode, which additionally options musical visitors the Foo Fighters.
Saturday Night Live airs dwell, coast-to-coast, at 11:30 p.m. ET, 8:30 p.m. PT, on NBC.