There is a Fan Petition to Have Deadpool Host ‘Saturday Night Live’

By February 18, 2016
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Deadpool managed to not only pack in more jokes than most comedy films coming out nowadays, but also ended up being funnier than a number of films we’ve seen from the genre over the past few years. So really, after thinking about this for a moment, I guess this makes a whole lot of sense actually.

I think largely in response to the incredible marketing campaign that came out in the months leading up to the film’s release as well, a new fan petition has started to gain some traction online, and it calls for the Merc with a Mouth to flex his comedy muscles in a bit of a more… historic environment.

Created by Andrew Stege on, the petition calls for the Deadpool character to host an episode of Saturday Night Live this year, since according to Stege, Deadpool as a host would be a bit of a no brainer. Check out a small description from the petition itself below:

“How would this not be hilarious having Deadpool in sketches, breaking the 4th wall, and inserting some of his brand of humor (obviously toned down a bit for network television)!?!?! I have not watched a full episode of SNL in years because I just haven’t been able to stomach an entire episode, but having Deadpool host, star, and be all over the episode would get the DVR set so I can watch it again and again!!! Not to mention, depending on the musical guest, how awesome would it be to have some Deadpool interpretive dancing while the musical guest was playing? There’s unlimited possibilities!!!”

I’ll admit that the idea itself is pretty enjoyable and considering the petition has already garnered 27,045 supporters, Stege is clearly not alone here. If you want to as well, you can contribute to the petition by clicking here.

The only problem is I don’t know how much of an actual presence Deadpool could have in the show itself. Sure, the monologue would probably be great, but it would be a little weird to have a fictional character playing other zany, fictional characters in sketches throughout the night. I’m not saying it couldn’t work, I’m just not positive how exactly it would.

If it were up to me, I’d just have Ryan Reynolds host an episode. Let him play Deadpool in one sketch or during the opening monologue, and then let Reynolds himself appear throughout the night. He and Wade Wilson are basically the same person anyways, a fact I think we’ve all realized, and the only real difference is the red suit.

Deadpool is in theatres everywhere now.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable