Bill Hader ranks as one of my all-time favorite SNL cast members, and his hosting gig over the weekend easily goes as the best episode of the season. … I could barely stand to watch the first two weeks’ episodes.
I loved seeing Hader play Herb Welch, Stefon and the veteran ventriloquist again – all favorite SNL characters of mine. And the three appearances shaped arguably my favorite sketches of the night.
Here’s EW’s review, and yes, the cold open was plain awful.