Charles Barkley Hosting SNL: Why Chuck Is Ideal Host

David DanielsSenior Writer IJanuary 7, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 19:  Former NBA players Charles Barkley and Reggie Miller, now both analyst for TNT, sit courtside during NBA All-Star Saturday night presented by State Farm at Staples Center on February 19, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Charles Barkley is the funniest non-comedian in America.

According to USA Today, Barkley will host Saturday Night Live this weekend.  And there’s no doubt that he’ll be a hit.

What makes someone naturally funny the most?  When they say everything that pops into their head without a censor. Sir Charles does that more effectively than anyone.

For example, Barkley is now on Weight Watchers’ payroll.  If you haven’t seen the commercials, here you go:

Weight Watchers is paying Fat Boy to sell their product.  Naturally, Circumference talks crap on that product.  I don’t know if he just got into a trash talking mood during an Atlanta Hawks-Miami Heat broadcast where he was throwing bows to each team after every possession, but Barkley bit the hand that feeds him as he ranted off-air.

Barkley is the most hilarious personality in sports.  Some fans may not like his professional analysis because he’s what many would call a hater, but there’s no denying his sense of humor.  Barkley is so funny that he occasionally makes TNT’s Inside the NBA show more entertaining than the actual basketball game.

But Chuck isn’t just the ideal host because of his personality; he’s proven he is an ideal host.  This will actually end up being Barkley’s third time hosting the show.

First NBC broadcasts the Cincinnati Bengals at the Houston Texans, then the most exciting game of the opening weekend in the Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints and finally, a satisfied viewer’s night ends with SNL.  Now, that’s not a turrible Saturday.

 

David Daniels is a Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report and a syndicated writer.