Here's who's hosting "SNL" this week.
Following a season cut short, Saturday Night Live is officially back in full form.
The legendary NBC sketch show returned for season 49 on Oct. 14 with alum Pete Davidson finally getting his turn as host after his May return was canceled when the show went dark due to the writers' strike. (SNL was not impacted by the actors' strike, which was ongoing during the new season's first few episodes, as it operates under a different contract.)
Who else is taking the helm at Studio 8H this season? Read on to see who's hosting each new episode and who they'll be introducing as musical guest.
Dec. 16, 2023: Host Kate McKinnon with musical guest Billie Eilish
SNL alum Kate McKinnon is back in Studio 8H for her hosting debut on Dec. 16. The two-time Emmy winner left the cast in a tearful goodbye at the end of season 47 after 11 seasons, the second longest tenure of any cast member (just behind Darrell Hammond). The Barbie star will be joined by Bilie Eilish, whose single from the same movie, "What Was I Made For?", scored five Grammy nominations this year. This is the singer's third time performing on the sketch show.
Dec. 9, 2023: Host Adam Driver with musical guest Olivia Rodrigo
Adam Driver returns to host for the fourth time on Dec. 9. The Ferrari actor has proven his comedy chops in past stints, including in fan-favorite sketch "Star Wars Undercover Boss." Driver will fittingly be joined by "Drivers License" singer Olivia Rodrigo, who is back for seconds as musical guest.
Dec. 2, 2023: Host Emma Stone with musical guest Noah Kahan
Following Thanksgiving break, Emma Stone makes her SNL return for the Dec. 2 episode. The hosting stint will be Stone's entry into the show's exclusive Five-Timers Club. Aside from her frequency as host, SNL has a special place in Stone's heart as it's also where the Poor Things and The Curse star met her husband, Dave McCary, when he directed the the iconic 2016 "Wells for Boys," which starred Stone. The last time Stone hosted on April 13, 2019 with musical guest BTS. This time she'll be joined by Grammy Best New Artist nominee Noah Kahan.
Nov. 25, 2023: Dark week
SNL will be off this week as everyone digests their Thanksgiving feasts, but a rerun of Bad Bunny's episode will be shown.
Nov. 18, 2023: Host Jason Momoa with musical guest Tate McRae
Aquaman star Jason Momoa returned as host on Nov. 18, marking his first time back at the helm since making a splash in his 2018 debut and his first time back on the show at all since a cameo in 2020. Momoa was joined by singer Tate McRae in her SNL musical guest debut.
Watch Momoa's monologue below, and read our full episode 5 recap.
Nov. 11, 2023: Host Timothée Chalamet with musical guest Boygenius
Timothée Chalamet returned for a second hosting stint on Nov. 11, following his Dec. 12, 2020 SNL debut. Just days before the live show, the end of the 118-day SAG-AFTRA strike was announced, meaning the actor was free to finally call his upcoming film Wonka by its name, although, sadly, we were not treated to another appearance by Bowen Yang's "Proud Gay Oompa Loompa." The Dune star was joined by indie trio Boygenius, made up of Lucy Dacus, Julien Baker, and Phoebe Bridgers, who rocked out and also joined in the fun, showing off their red undies alongside Chalamet as they all played fever-dream versions of Australian pop star Troye Sivan.
Watch Chalamet's musical monologue below, and read our full episode 4 recap.
Nov. 4, 2023: Dark week
There will be no SNL this week as everyone recovers from a Halloween candy coma, but a rerun of Davidson's season 49 premiere episode will be shown.
Oct. 28, 2023: Host Nate Bargatze with musical guest Foo Fighters
Stand-up comic Nate Bargatze stepped up to the plate to host the SNL Halloween episode on Oct. 28. With 4.9 million viewers, the live episode was the most watched since the Dec. 10, 2022 installment hosted by Steve Martin and Martin Short, per NBC. Bargatze was joined by Foo Fighters, in the band's ninth appearance as musical guest and their first televised appearance since the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins. The episode also included cameos from Christopher Walken and Padma Lakshmi, as well as a special tribute to former host Matthew Perry, just hours after his death was announced.
Watch Bargatze's monologue clocking in at more than nine minutes below, and read our full episode 3 recap.
Oct. 21, 2023: Host and musical guest Bad Bunny
The first SNL double duty host and musical guest of the season, Bad Bunny joined an elite group of multi-hyphenates who have served both roles on the show. Two stars who have previously done the same, Mick Jagger and Lady Gaga, made surprises appearances on the on Oct. 21 episode. The always delightful Pedro Pascal also stopped by to lend a hand during the monologue and revive his overprotective mom character.
Watch Bad Bunny's monologue featuring Pascal below, and read our full episode 2 recap.
Oct. 14, 2023: Host Pete Davidson with musical guest Ice Spice
SNL's former Resident Young Person returned to Studio 8H to usher in the show's latest era, while also making light of everything he's been up to since he left the show in 2022. The episode started on a more somber note as Davidson addressed the violence in Israel and Gaza in an emotional solo cold open. But the biggest surprise of the night came in the form of surprise (separate) appearances by Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce. The NFL star popped up in a sketch about the pair's rumored romance, while Swift was on hand to introduce the night's musical guest, rapper and Dunkin' enthusiast Ice Spice.
Watch Davidson's monologue below, and read our full season 49 premiere episode recap.
SNL airs live Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT on NBC and Peacock.
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