On Super Bowl weekend, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is going to be starring on Saturday Night Live as the special guest host.
With the season over and the NFL celebrating Super Bowl weekend, J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans will be making folks laugh away from the football field as he’ll be starring as the special guest host on Saturday Night Live.
Watt is the latest professional athlete to take a swing at being the guest host for the 40-plus year SNL show, as past athletes such as Charles Barkley, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Derek Jeter and many others have taken the world-famous stage to make comedy.
Watt this week tweeted the following message as he prepares to make his show debut:
"“9 years ago, a lifelong dream came true in the building on the left. Being drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft. Saturday night, another dream comes true in the building on the right, hosting SNL. Truly thankful for this wild and incredible journey.”"
Also this week, Watt was also a guest on The Jimmy Fallon Show, so even though he’s working hard on preparing for SNL, Watt is still entertaining many by being a guest on Fallon’s show.
This Saturday is going to be fun, and for the Texans and NFL fans, having fun the night before the real party begins on Super Bowl Sunday is a great thing to have. Watt didn’t have the greatest of seasons in 2019 with the veteran suffering a torn pectoral injury in the middle of the season, but did return for the playoffs.
Watt has had a Hall of Fame-caliber career in nine seasons with the Texans, playing in 112 regular-season games and being a multi-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, a five-time Pro Bowl selection and a five-time first-team All-Pro selection.
Going back to SNL, during a promo for the show, SNL cast member Aidy Bryant said the following:
“It’s Big Boy Week at SNL”
Don’t forget to watch SNL this Sunday on NBC at 11:30 p.m. ET (10:30 p.m. CT) — with the musical guest being Luke Combs — as Watt will be representing not only the Texans, but the NFL on the eve of the biggest night of the NFL season. For the Texans to have their biggest star on the national and international stage this Saturday night is exciting, and good exposure for the franchise, too.
Best of luck to Watt in achieving one of his dreams, and let’s all get ready for some laughs after a very long NFL season.