There have also been rumors that “The Americans” and “Perry Mason” star Matthew Rhys is going to play George Carlin, who hosted the debut episode of “SNL,” but we’re still awaiting confirmation as of publication.
Thanks to his run on “New Girl,” Lamorne Morris has become one of the go-to faces for comedic reaction gifs on social media, which feels perfect for the hilarious facial acting of Garrett Morris. Meanwhile, Matt Wood is known for performing as the understudy/swing for Patrick and Mr. Krabs in “The SpongeBob Musical” on Broadway, which is absolutely perfect for Belushi. Since the majority of audiences have yet to see what he can do in front of a camera, there are no preconceived notions attached to him and he can really throw himself into the role. Dylan O’Brien as Aykroyd, on the other hand, might be a harder sell for those who associate him with his roles in “Teen Wolf” or “The Maze Runner,” but he’s proven to be an incredibly versatile actor, and I have high hopes he’ll pull this off.
Still, it’s the casting of “Gotham” and “Transatlantic” star Cory Michael Smith as Chevy Chase that has me the most excited. Chase has a notorious history of being a huge jerk on sets, yet an effortless confidence and charm that helped turn him into one of the most famous comedians to ever do it. After seeing Smith in “May December” as Georgie, there’s no doubt in my mind that he’s perfect for the job.
The real question now is who will be playing Jim Henson, Frank Oz, and the rest of the Muppet troupe who showed up for the “Land of Gorch” sketch?