Will Forte Returns To SNL After 12 Years

Will Forte
This April 19, 2013 photo shows actor Will Forte in New York. Forte, a cast member on "Saturday Night Live," stars in his first dramatic role in "Run and Jump," a film being shown at the TriBeca Film Festival. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)

Will Forte’s monologue was overshadowed by Willem Dafoe and Kristen Wiig, as he made his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live

Will Forte, a former SNL cast member, made his hosting debut over the weekend, reprising his iconic MacGruber character.

Will Forte’s Spotlight Stolen By Willem Dafoe And Kristen Wiig

Will Forte was allowed to host Saturday Night Live over 12 years after he first appeared on the show as a cast member. Will talked about obtaining the rare chance after several of his fellow cast members, including Andy Samberg, Seth Meyers, John Mulaney, Bill Hader, and Kristen Wiig, in his opening speech. Will insisted in his hilarious monologue that his hosting gig was kept as the “best for last.”

The 51-year-old comic, who joined the SNL cast in 2002 and left after eight years in 2010, performed the fan-favorite MacGyver spoof a total of three times throughout the show’s run.

In another surprise, former castmate Kristen Wiig and actor Willem Dafoe interrupted Forte’s introductory statement.

Forte started by recalling his days on Saturday Night Live.

Will’s solo moment on the stage was cut short when former cast member Kristen Wiig made a surprise cameo during his speech and earned enormous applause.

If that wasn’t enough of a surprise, Spider-Man: No Way Home star Willem Dafoe made an appearance during Will’s hosting. Lorne Michaels, the presenter of Saturday Night Live, came during Will’s monologue, stating that the evening was supposed to be hosted by Willem Dafoe, not Will Forte. Michaels joked that he texted Willem, but it autocorrected to William.

Meanwhile, it has been revealed that Willem Dafoe, 66, will host Saturday Night Live next weekend, with musical guest Katy Perry.