Jeremy Renner appeared on Saturday Night Live this weekend as the show’s guest host. During his stint on the long-running sketch comedy program, Renner had some fun with his character from Joss Whedon’s The Avengers.
Dressed as Hawkeye, Renner poked fun at the bow and arrow-wielding superhero from this summer’s box office smash. While his cohorts are busy fighting bad guys, Hawkeye is forced to bail on the battle after running out of arrows.
In another skit, Jeremy Renner found himself caught in a never-ending Mexican stand-off. Since none of the participants are willing to relent, the trio decide to move their stand-off to other locations. The back of a cab, during Thanksgiving dinner, and inside a shower are just a few areas explored in the bit.
Over the course of the evening, the Bourne Legacy star appeared in a number of skits that displayed the actor’s comedic abilities. According several folks on Twitter, Renner should probably stick to more serious endeavors. In short, his performance on SNL wasn’t entirely well received.
“Jeremy Renner hosting SNL is like Kristen Stewart running a grin convention,” tweeted film critic Scott Weinberg.
“I kind of hate it when ‘SNL’ has hosts like Jeremy Renner and Daniel Craig,” another user wrote. “They’re not funny.”
Saturday Night Live also used this weekend’s episode to poke fun at the General David Petraeus in no less than two different sketches.
Jeremy Renner fans are currently preparing themselves for the January release of director Tommy Wirkola’s Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters. The PG-13 action-horror hybrid is presently slated for release on January 25, 2013.
The popular actor has also been tapped to star in writer-director Dan Fogelman’s Imagine, a movie about an aging musician who attempts to reconnect with his estranged son.
You can find some of the aforementioned skits from the recent episode of Saturday Night Live embedded below.
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