Tonight's episode of Saturday Night Live
marks the come back of Daytime Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning actor Shia LeBoeuf following his first hosting appearance on the NBC sketch comedy in April 2007.
LeBoeuf, whose most recent credits include Transformers, Eagle Eye
and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
, is no stranger to the world of comedy. During his childhood, he created fictitious tales and practiced stand-up comedy around his neighborhood as an "escape" from a hostile environment. At the age of 10, he started performing "dirty stand-up comedy" at comedy clubs, describing his appeal as having a "50-year-old mouth on a 10-year-old kid.”
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After growing up in California, he landed a starring role on the Disney series Even Stevens
, and then later, made the transition to film roles in Holes
and I, Robot.
Following his lead role in The Greatest Game Ever Played
, he was cast in Bobby
, which required him to do his first nude scene, and the animated movie and video game Surf's Up
Aside from the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Eagle Eye
and his Saturday Night Live
appearance, LeBoeuf will also be starring in the movie New York, I Love You
, which will be released later this year, and Transformers 2
, where he will reprise his role as Sam Witwicky.
Joining LeBoeuf and making their Saturday Night Live
debut is the rock band My Morning Jacket. Known for their heavy sound, eclectic mix of indie rock, country rock, and Southern rock, this group has received heaps of critical acclaim. Originally formed in 1998 in Louisville, Kentucky, My Morning Jacket presently consists of Jim James on vocals and lead guitar, "Two-Tone" Tommy on bass, Patrick Hallahan on drums, Carl Broemel on guitar, and Bo Koster on keyboards.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of NBC)