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J.K. Simmons to host Saturday Night Live with musical guest D’Angelo

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J.K. Simmons is going to take a brief break from getting cast in things and winning awards for his role in Whiplash to be in some comedy sketches, of which there is a 100 percent chance that at least one of them will parody his Farmers Insurance commercials. Entertainment Weekly reports that Simmons will guest host Saturday Night Live on January 31 alongside musical guest D’Angelo performing with band The Vanguard. This will follow the January 24 show where Blake Shelton is pulling double duty as host and musical act, so getting the Oscar nominee in there will likely be a huge step up in quality. Presumably, we can also look forward to a bit where Simmons yells aggressively at someone, and then it cuts to a reaction shot from Kenan Thompson, as is the legally mandated requirement of all current SNL sketches.

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