‘SNL’ Promos Prove Gabourey Sidibe Is Capable Of Funny

by | April 21, 2010 at 12:30 PM | Saturday Night Live

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When ‘Saturday Night Live’ first announced Gabourey Sidibe as host of their April 24 episode, most critics cast doubt on the choice – especially when there seemed to be so many other more obvious actors ripe for the picking. (Yes, Bryan Cranston, that means you.)

Is she famous enough? Can she actually do funny? After all, ‘Precious’ wasn’t exactly lighthearted fare.

But as those of us who saw her brazenly admit to Gerard Butler she’d “hit that” at this years Oscars know, the girl has some serious – and ballsy – comedic chops underneath that tough ‘Precious’ façade.

In the four promos for this weekend’s episode, the 26-year-old is downright hilarious, taking flirtatious aim (literally) at Andy Samberg, while urging him to “Take off your pants.”

What do you think? Could Gabby be poised to rival Jon Hamm as the season’s best host?