Phelps to Kick Off SNL Opener

Gold medal star makes comedy debut as host next month
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2008 6:41 AM CDT
Michael Phelps swims the butterfly leg of the men's 4x100-meter medley relay final to win gold during the swimming competitions at Beijing.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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(Newser) – Super swimmer Michael Phelps will be trying his hand at making comedy gold as host of the season premier of Saturday Night Live, E! Online reports. The 23-year-old Olympic champ will be making his acting debut when the program's 34th season kicks off September 13. The swimmer will be joined by musical guest Lil' Wayne.