Zooey Deschanel to Host SNL this Weekend, Preview Promos Surface [Video]

Chris Greenhough

Zooey Deschanel, who must be described as “charming,” “adorable” and “quirky” in every article ever written about her (it’s the law) will be hosting this weekend’s Saturday Night Live.

The star of Fox’s New Girl will hop across to NBC for her SNL debut, and the channel has started the promotional push with the preview footage you can view below, providing you’re in the right region (I’m not, though I bet it’s charming and adorable and quirky).

Apparently, the 32-year-old Deschanel is paired with actor and comic Kenan Thompson in the clips. I hear that there’s a joke about contracting ‘jazz hands,’ and then a section where Thompson challenges the actress to yell out facts for Black History Month.

There’s also (allegedly – again, I couldn’t tell you) a bit where Thompson cracks a gag about Zooey being the “new girl” on ‘SNL.’ That doesn’t sound so great. But then Deschanel right-hooks Thompson him in the face, which sounds great again. Elsewhere in the preview, the pair look at what’s on this weekend, through the medium of opera. Opera! There’s a high probability this could be quirky! Only, I can’t tell for sure.

Deschanel pops her SNL cherry on Saturday, February 11 at 11:30PM ET on NBC. Before you watch the clip below, please enjoy some of these lines from other sites about this week’s charming, adorable and quirky show:

Zooey Deschanel gets quirky (well, quirkier) for ‘Saturday Night Live’ promo” — Entertainment Weekly

[Deschanel’s] promos for the appearance are exactly what you’d expect: quirky, funny and adorable.” — PopCrush

Zooey is paired with Keenan Thompson in the clips, which show off the 32-year-old’s charming comedic side.” — Cambio