Jon Hamm, Channing Tatum, Gillian Jacobs and others we'd like to see
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Why: Stringer Bell on “SNL”? Why not? First of all, Elba was every bit as funny as menacing on “The Wire”. (Just see that character’s reaction to the specifics of “Robert’s Rules” as an example.) But Elba also has experience in the realm of comedy, with time logged on both “The Office” and “The Big C”. With both “Luther” and “Pacific Rim” to promote, his presence on the show wouldn’t seem completely out of nowhere. Still, that shouldn’t matter: someone with as much presence and charisma should always have a place as host on “SNL”, even if his established persona seems somewhat antithetical to sketch comedy. This isn’t about trying to succeed where Daniel Craig failed. We already know about Elba’s other qualities outside those in gritty crime dramas and high-octane Hollywood action films. Elba isn’t someone that immediately comes to mind when looking to select a host for “SNL”. But once introduced in the mix, he seems like the most obvious choice of any on this list.