Here’s Who’s Hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’ This Season

Get ready for an exciting lineup of hosts and musical guests on this season of “Saturday Night Live”! The 49th season kicked off last October and has already brought some memorable talent to the stage. From veteran cast member Pete Davidson to rising stars like Nate Bargatze, each episode promises to be a must-watch. Some of the upcoming hosts include Timothée Chalamet, Emma Stone, and Adam Driver, while musical guests like Olivia Rodrigo and Billie Eilish are sure to bring their A-game. Don’t miss out on the comedic brilliance and musical performances that SNL has in store for us this season!

October 14: Pete Davidson, Ice Spice

Pete Davidson, a former cast member of SNL, returns to the show as a host on October 14. Despite his relatively recent departure from the cast, Davidson has become one of the most talked-about celebrities in recent years. He has also made a name for himself in the film industry, appearing in several blockbuster movies such as “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”, “Fast X”, and “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts”, as well as taking on more dramatic roles in films like “Dumb Money”. Davidson’s return as a host is highly anticipated, and he recently revealed on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon that he has been collecting old VHS tapes in hopes of making a fortune.

Joining Davidson as the musical guest for the episode is Bronx rapper Ice Spice. Ice Spice had a breakout year, collaborating with artists such as Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift, as well as releasing her own successful music. She has also showcased her comedic talents in a series of Dunkin’ commercials opposite Ben Affleck. It will be interesting to see if she gets to put her comedic instincts to use in any SNL sketches during her performance on the show.

October 21: Bad Bunny

Puerto Rican musician Bad Bunny will be both the host and musical guest for the October 21 episode of SNL. This will be Bad Bunny’s second appearance on the show, with his previous appearance occurring in February 2021. Known for bringing Spanish-language music to new levels of commercial success in the United States, Bad Bunny ranked number one on Billboard’s Top Artists chart last year.

In addition to his music career, Bad Bunny has also started to transition into acting, taking on roles in films such as “F9”, “Bullet Train”, and “Cassandro”. His dual role as both host and musical guest for the upcoming SNL episode is a testament to his growing popularity and influence in the entertainment industry.

October 28: Nate Bargatze, Foo Fighters

Stand-up comedian Nate Bargatze will make his debut as an SNL host on October 28. While Bargatze may not be a household name to everyone, he has been rapidly building a reputation as one of the premier arena comics. His two Netflix specials, “The Tennessee Kid” and “The Greatest Average American”, have received rave reviews and garnered him a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album.

Joining Bargatze for the Halloween episode are the Foo Fighters, who will be performing as the musical guest. This will be the iconic rock group’s ninth appearance on SNL. They recently welcomed drummer Josh Freese into the band after the sudden death of Taylor Hawkins, and their upcoming performance on SNL comes hot on the heels of their just-announced 2024 tour. The Foo Fighters’ long-standing relationship with SNL is a testament to their enduring popularity and the energy they bring to live performances.

November 11: Timothée Chalamet, Boygenius

Award-winning actor Timothée Chalamet returns as an SNL host on November 11. This marks Chalamet’s second time hosting the show, with his previous appearance being in December 2020. Chalamet will be promoting his upcoming musical film “Wonka”, in which he plays the title character. In a promo for his latest appearance, Chalamet shared that the key to surviving a week at SNL lies in the skills he learned growing up in New York City.

Joining Chalamet as the musical guest for the episode is Boygenius, an indie group comprised of singer-songwriters Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus. Boygenius released their first EP in 2018 and their most recent EP, “The Rest”, dropped on October 13. While this will be Boygenius’ first appearance on SNL, Bridgers previously made a memorable solo debut on the show in 2021.

November 18: Jason Momoa, Tate McRae

Actor Jason Momoa returns to SNL for his second hosting gig on November 18. Momoa previously hosted the show in December 2018. His upcoming appearance is intended to promote his highly anticipated superhero sequel, “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom”, which will be released in theaters on December 22. However, the film has already faced negative pre-release buzz, with reports of controversial behavior from Momoa on set.

In a promo for his episode, Momoa expresses his excitement at returning to SNL, but realizes he has forgotten one crucial thing: his pants. Momoa’s charismatic presence and comedic talent are sure to make for an entertaining episode.

Canadian pop star Tate McRae will be making her SNL debut as the musical guest for the November 18 episode. McRae rose to prominence on the reality television show “So You Think You Can Dance” and has since been nominated for multiple Juno Awards. Her song “Greedy” was released in September and marks a new era in her artistic evolution. McRae’s debut on SNL will undoubtedly showcase her talent and further propel her rising career.

December 2: Emma Stone, Noah Kahan

Emma Stone, a highly acclaimed actress and former cast member, joins the coveted Five-Timers Club as she hosts SNL on December 2. Stone is known for her versatile performances in films such as “La La Land” and “The Help”, and she is on hand to promote her role in the controversial fantasy-horror movie “Poor Things”. In a promo for her episode, Stone shares a comedic secret that makes her indispensable to the legendary sketch show.

Making his SNL debut as the musical guest for the December 2 episode is singer-songwriter Noah Kahan. Kahan recently received his first Grammy nomination for Best New Artist, and his appearance on SNL is a dream come true for him. Kahan’s soulful folk music and his genuine enthusiasm for being on the show are sure to captivate the audience and leave a lasting impression.

December 9: Adam Driver, Olivia Rodrigo

Adam Driver returns to SNL for the fourth time as the host on December 9. Driver’s previous appearances on the show have showcased his comedic talent and versatility as an actor. This will be his first time hosting since January 2020, just months before the COVID-19 pandemic heavily impacted the entertainment industry. Driver’s return is highly anticipated, and his comedic timing and stage presence are sure to make for a memorable episode.

Joining Driver as the musical guest is Olivia Rodrigo, who is returning for her second appearance on SNL. Rodrigo, a talented singer-songwriter, gained widespread recognition with her debut album “Sour” and its hit singles such as “drivers license” and “good 4 u”. Her appearance on SNL will further solidify her status as one of the biggest young stars in the music industry.

December 16: Kate McKinnon, Billie Eilish

SNL veteran Kate McKinnon returns to the show as a host after spending 10 seasons as a cast member. McKinnon’s performance as Weird Barbie in Greta Gerwig’s blockbuster film has garnered widespread acclaim, and her appearance on SNL is bound to showcase her comedic prowess. This episode, scheduled for December 16, is sure to be a highlight of the season.

Joining McKinnon as the musical guest is Billie Eilish, who is making her third appearance on SNL. Eilish made her SNL debut in 2019 and later pulled double duty as both host and musical guest on the December 11, 2021 episode. Eilish’s history with SNL and her immensely popular music make her performance highly anticipated. This episode promises to be a must-watch for fans of both comedy and music.

January 20: Jacob Elordi, Renée Rapp

Australian actor Jacob Elordi, known for his breakout role in the TV series “Euphoria”, is set to host SNL on January 20. Elordi has had a successful year, with notable performances in films such as “Priscilla”, in which he played Elvis Presley, and “Saltburn”, where he delivered a sexually charged role. His appearance on SNL will further solidify his rising status in the entertainment industry.

Joining Elordi as the musical guest is Renée Rapp, who is making her debut on the variety show. Rapp recently gained recognition for her role as Regina George in the musical remake of “Mean Girls”. The film, produced by SNL mastermind Lorne Michaels and former head writer Tina Fey, showcases Rapp’s talent and connection to the SNL world. Her appearance on SNL is a testament to her growing status in the industry.

February 3: Ayo Edibiri, Jennifer Lopez

Comedian and actor Ayo Edibiri, fresh off her Emmy win for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in “The Bear”, will make her debut as an SNL host on February 3. Edibiri is known for her roles in comedies such as “Big Mouth” and the 2023 film “Bottoms”. Her appearance on SNL is highly anticipated, and her comedic talent is sure to shine on the live stage.

Jennifer Lopez, a frequent guest on SNL, will join Edibiri as the musical guest. Lopez is promoting her upcoming album, “This Is Me…Now”, which is inspired by her highly publicized relationship with Ben Affleck. The album is set to be released on February 16, and Lopez’s performance on SNL will serve as a platform for her album promotion. Fans can expect a dynamic and entertaining performance from the multi-talented artist.

Overall, the lineup for the upcoming season of SNL promises a diverse range of talent, from seasoned comedians and actors to rising stars in the music industry. Each episode will undoubtedly deliver memorable performances and showcases of the host and musical guests’ skills. SNL continues to be a cultural institution, providing audiences with laughter, entertainment, and a platform for artists to showcase their talents.

Source: https://www.mensjournal.com/news/snl-season-49-hosts

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