Tonight on SNL: Hugh Laurie and Kanye West

I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve, just trying to contain my anticipation as I wait for tonight’s episode of SNL. Why, you may ask? Because Hugh Laurie is hosting, and Hugh Laurie is AWESOME!

It’s only been a couple years since Laurie last hosted, but this man is a comic genius. This man knows his sketch comedy. Before he became Dr. Gregory House, he was part of British funny duo Fry and Laurie.

A brief promo on has Fred Armisen asking Laurie if they celebrate Christmas in the UK. I can only imagine where this is going!

Laurie last appeared on SNL in October 2006, and is best remembered for the spoof of “Most Haunted” when he attempts to blame his … er … gas, on a ghost.

Musical guest is Kanye West, keeping up the recent trend of hip hop artists as musical guest that has developed over the past few episodes.

Saturday Night Live airs on NBC (Global in Canada) at 11:30 EST.

Photo courtesy of NBC.