Brendan Gleeson going around the Saturday Night Live set on a skateboard probably isn’t one role you had expected him to take up, but here we are.
The 67-year-old actor and producer has starred in movies such as Braveheart, The General, 28 Days Later, Gangs of New York and The Guard, and is showing no signs of slowing down.
Ahead of the show’s 48th season, SNL has a range of high-profile guests to get the new season started. The season kicked off last weekend with ‘Whiplash’ star Miles Teller hosting the show with rapper Kendrick Lamar performing.
Brendan Gleeson to host SNL this weekend
This weekend's installment will feature our very own Brendan Gleeson - and the promo for the episode was what we can only describe as a "fever dream", with a fish eyed camera following Gleeson skating around the SNL studio.
Brendan Gleeson came here to do two things: host SNL and shred pic.twitter.com/vUMkXHycTL
— Saturday Night Live - SNL (@nbcsnl) October 5, 2022
The popular entertainment show has gone for a complete change up this season, with regulars such as Pete Davidson, Alex Moffat, Chris Reed, Kyle Mooney and Kate McKinnon all departing.
While it may be the first time Brendan Gleeson will present the iconic show, the exciting promo video ahead of Saturday shows he has had no problem fitting in, and should provide an entertaining show.
Brendan Gleeson will be joined by the band Willow this Saturday, while the following weekend will see rapper Megan Thee Stallion host and perform on the show.
Brendan Gleeson will be there to promote his new movie The Banshees of Inisherin, a film set during the Irish Civil War, that follows the fallout of two friends, one of which is Colin Farrell.
So don’t be surprised to see his co-star be a guest on Saturday’s show, or indeed his sons Brian or Domhnall might pop in for a visit, in what promises to be a night not to be missed.
Other Irish stars to have appeared on SNL include Saoirse Ronan, Colin Farrell, Liam Neeson and the Gabriel Byrne