Brian Williams – November 3, 2007

NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams hosts SNL. This marks the first time a sitting network news anchor has hosted the show. Featured sketches include a Halloween Party with the Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (Amy Poehler), John Edwards (Will Forte), Joe Biden (Jason Sudeikis) and Senator Barak Obama; Brian’s monologue explaining what made him decide to host the show; Maybelline Men – Makeup for men (Fred Armisen); Bronx Beat – the ladies (Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph) welcome a guest (Brian Williams) to talk about fire safety; A Publishers Clearing House representative (Kristen Wiig) arrives on the doorstep to tell a lucky person he’s won 15 million dollars; A Digital Short that shows us a day in the life of Brian Williams; Weekend Update (Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler) featuring Barbara Birmingham (Kenan Thompson) addressing her concerns for Halloween costumes being worn by today’s youth and studio executive Roger A. Trivanti (Fred Armisen) explaining the possible writers’ strike; Author J.K. Rowling (Amy Poehler) shares deleted excerpts with Larry King (Fred Armisen) that the popular Harry Potter character Dumbledore is gay (Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig); a reason to buy an iPhone if you’re having an affair; what’s happening backstage at the Democratic debate (Darrell Hammond, Will Forte, Jason Sudeikis, a cameo by Horatio Sanz); and a new theme song for Brian Williams and NBC Nightly News.