Tina Fey Welcomes Emma Stone to 'SNL' Five-Timers Club

Fey and Bergen Celebrate SNL's Pioneering Women Hosts.

by Nouman Rasool
Tina Fey Welcomes Emma Stone to 'SNL' Five-Timers Club
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In a dazzling display of camaraderie and humor, Tina Fey, an illustrious alum of "Saturday Night Live" (SNL), graced the show with a surprise appearance. The purpose of her visit was to celebrate a significant milestone for Emma Stone, the evening's host, as she was inducted into the exclusive Five-Timers Club.

Fey, who herself has hosted SNL six times, shared with Stone, aged 35, that she was the youngest individual to attain this noteworthy achievement. This club, marked by hosting the show five or more times, includes a stellar roster of celebrities such as Will Ferrell, Ben Affleck, and Melissa McCarthy.

Fey's Historic Milestone

Fey's tenure on SNL, spanning from 1997 to 2006, is notable for making her the first female former cast member to join the Five-Timers Club. In a humorous twist, Fey mentioned a "women's section" within the club, crediting Candice Bergen as its founder.

Bergen, a trailblazer in her own right, was the first female host to reach the five-time hosting mark in 1990. Joining Fey and Stone onstage, Bergen quipped about the evolution of the women's section, initially a small space for emotional release, now transformed into a "big, luxurious place to cry." Bergen's light-hearted comments gave way to a more sincere note as she honored Stone, saying, "Emma, this is your day.

You're part of 'SNL' her-story." Emma Stone, an Oscar-winning actress, marked her fifth hosting gig on SNL, with musical guest Noah Kahan. Her history with the show includes hosting duties in 2010, 2011, 2016, and 2019. The highlight of the evening came when Fey presented Stone with the official Five-Timers jacket, a symbolic token of her achievement.

Stone, visibly moved, expressed her gratitude, "This has been a dream of mine since I was a kid, and it means so much that I get to share this moment with you guys." This memorable event on SNL not only celebrated Stone's remarkable milestone but also showcased the legacy and evolving inclusivity of the show, highlighting the achievements of women in comedy and entertainment.