He can be annoying and he’s definitely overexposed in his countless television commercials, but New Orleans native Peyton Manning was actually quite funny on Saturday Night Live this week. Even Patriots fans agree. The United Way public service announcement spoof (above) was classic, and Manning’s portrayal of a March Madness bracket guru was very well done.

Other New Orleanians who have hosted the long running comedy-variety show include John Larroquette, Ellen DeGeneres, and John Goodman. Recent New Orleans transplant Brad Pitt made a cameo in 1998, and of course, Kentwood’s own Britney Spears has pulled double duty (twice) as both the host and musical guest.

Speaking of musical guests, New Orleans has also been well represented in that capacity.  Dr. John, The Meters, Wynton Marsalis, The Neville Brothers, and of course, Harry Connick Jr., have all given musical performances on the show.

Who will be the next New Orleanian to appear?  How about, God forbid, C. Ray?

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