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Ben Affleck reflects on his ‘SNL’ experience

The Hollywood Reporter

Ben Affleck made it onto the cover of The Hollywood Reporter’s new “Saturday Night Live” 40th anniversary issue. Affleck is a member of the “Five-Timers Club” for hosting the show at least five times. (We’d note that he also had a cameo on a 1999 episode hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow.) Affleck tells THR in the issue, “‘SNL’ is the only live thing left, other than theater. Even when you watch something on YouTube, someone took their time and uploaded it when they thought it was right. But with SNL, millions of people can watch something live. And when you introduce really talented writers, every once in a while you get ‘Dick in a Box.’ I would not be the same man were it not for ‘Dick in a Box’.” Us too. Affleck’s last hosting gig was in 2013 with Kanye West.