Saturday Night Live Recap: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Gets Comfortable

The first time Joseph Gordon-Levitt hosted Saturday Night Live, in 2009, he so wanted to make an impression as a Serious Guy Who Could Do Comedy that he nearly killed himself flipping around the stage during his "Make 'Em Laugh" monologue. Here in his second turn as host, we got a comparatively calmer JGL. Which isn't to say he wasn't trying, but there are episodes where it seems like there's a concerted effort to throw the host out front-and-center and prove he or she is worthy, and this one felt like everyone was comfortable enough to let him settle in let the cast do their thing. Which I guess is a nice way of saying that the host didn't really deliver any of the night's highlights. But he DID take his shirt off, so ...


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