A lot has happened since [artist id="2389485"]Taylor Swift[/artist] was the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” in January, so it makes perfect sense that the country superstar has been tapped to host the show on November 7. But the 19-year-old still finds the opportunity “mind-blowing.”
“I’ve been thinking about skit ideas for a long time,” she told The Associated Press. “There are definitely some hilarious things that have happened to me over the past couple of months that I think will be pretty substantial skits.”
While an “SNL” gig seems like the perfect opportunity for Swift to exact revenge on Kanye West for their VMA encounter, she said she’s just looking forward to working with the show’s cast and writers.
“I love being around people who I feel have a different kind of creative genius. And the funny genius is definitely a fascinating one to be around,” she said, adding that it was hard for her not to talk about getting the gig since she found out about it this summer.
Swift is no stranger to embracing her comic side on TV (witness her rap with T-Pain at this year’s CMT Awards ) and pulling pranks on her tourmates while on the road. She’s also hoping to get some one-on-one time with Justin Timberlake’s frequent comic collaborator, Andy Samberg.
“Of course, I’ve been such a fan for a long time, but I’ve gone back and rewatched everything over the past couple of months, and digital shorts would be so much fun to do, because they’ve been done so well,” she explained. “Andy Samberg is hilarious.”