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Ryan Gosling / Chris Stapleton
Ryan Gosling will make his third appearance as host on April 13. The Academy Award-nominated actor next stars in "The Fall Guy," in theaters May 3.

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Kristen Wiig / Raye
Kristen Wiig returns to Studio 8H to host "SNL" for the fifth time on April 6. She will also star in and executive produce the new series "Palm Royale," which premieres March 20 on AppleTV+.

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Ramy Youssef / Travis Scott
Ramy Youssef hosts "SNL" for the first time on March 30. The multi-hyphenate's new stand-up special, "Ramy Youssef: More Feelings," debuts March 23 on HBO.

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Josh Brolin / Ariana Grande
Josh Brolin hosts "SNL" for the third time on March 9. The Academy Award-nominated actor stars in the highly anticipated film "Dune: Part Two," in theaters March 1.

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Sydney Sweeney / Kacey Musgraves
Sydney Sweeney makes her "SNL" hosting debut. The Emmy Award-nominated actress produced and stars in "Immaculate," opening March 22.

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Shane Gillis / 21 Savage
Shane Gillis hosts Saturday Night Live on February 24, 2024, with musical guest 21 Savage.

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Ayo Edebiri / Jennifer Lopez
Ayo Edebiri hosts "Saturday Night Live" for the first time on Feb. 3. Edebiri stars on "The Bear," for which she recently won an Emmy, Critics Choice and Golden Globe Award. Jennifer Lopez makes her fourth appearance as musical guest, having previously hosted three times. Her upcoming album "This Is Me ... Now," and her narrative driven, cinematic original on Amazon, "This Is Me ... Now: A Love Story," will be released Feb. 16.

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Dakota Johnson / Justin Timberlake
Dakota Johnson hosts "SNL" for the second time on Jan. 27. Johnson stars as the titular character in "Madame Web," which is in theaters Feb. 14. Justin Timberlake takes the stage for his fifth solo musical guest appearance. Timberlake is an Emmy and Grammy Award-winning performer and singer-songwriter.

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Jacob Elordi / Reneé Rapp
The Australian actor Jacob Elordi makes his hosting debut. He stars in The Kissing Booth film trilogy, HBO's hit teen drama series Euphoria, and the hit films 2 Hearts, Deep Water, Priscilla, Saltburn, and He Went That Way.

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Kate McKinnon / Billie Eilish
Kate McKinnon hosts "SNL" for the first time. A two-time Emmy Award winner for her work as an "SNL" cast member, McKinnon stars as Weird Barbie in the record-breaking film "Barbie.

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Adam Driver / Olivia Rodrigo
Adam Driver returns to host "SNL" for the fourth time. Driver stars in the highly anticipated new film "Ferrari," in theaters Dec.

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Emma Stone / Noah Kahan
Emma Stone hosts for the 5th time, making her the newest member of the Five-Timers Club. The actress is the star and executive producer of Showtime's satirical black comedy series The Curse.

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Jason Momoa / Tate McRae
Jason Momoa will host "SNL" for the second time. Tate McRae will make her musical guest debut.

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Timothée Chalamet / Boygenius
Timothée Chalamet makes his second appearance as host. Making its first performance as musical guest is boygenius.

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Nate Bargatze / Foo Fighters
Nate Bargatze will host "SNL" for the first time. The Grammy Award-nominated comedian is performing stand-up nationwide on his "Be Funny" tour.

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Bad Bunny
Bad Bunny will do double duty for his "SNL" hosting debut and second musical guest appearance. The Grammy Award-winning artist's fourth studio album, "Un Verano Sin Ti," broke the record earlier this year as the most streamed album ever on Spotify.

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Pete Davidson / Ice Spice
The 49th season of "Saturday Night Live" will premiere with Pete Davidson returning to Studio 8H for his hosting debut. Davidson is currently on a stand-up tour throughout the U.

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Saturday Night Live, produced by NBC, is a late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show. Since its premiere on October 11, 1975, the show has been airing as one of the longest-running network television programs in the United States. The show's concept has been a mix of sketch comedy, music performances, and a variety format, traditional since its inception. Each week the show is hosted by a celebrity guest, who delivers the opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast, and features performances by a musical guest. One of the key elements that make Saturday Night Live particularly unique is its incorporation of a rotating ensemble cast that has hosted a myriad of talents over the decades. It has been a launching pad for many successful careers in comedy, including those of Fred Armisen, Dan Aykroyd, Morwenna Banks, Don Pardo, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers, Bobby Moynihan, Tim Meadows, Chevy Chase, Bill Hader, Kevin Nealon, Jason Sudeikis, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Tracy Morgan, Kate McKinnon, Maya Rudolph, Phil Hartman, Eddie Murphy, John Belushi, Andy Samberg, Aidy Bryant, and Kristen Wiig. Saturday Night Live is renowned for its satirical and sharp-edged humor, offering commentary on a broad range of social and political issues, with a particular focus on American politics. Taking a satirical approach to political humor, the show cleverly portrays famous personalities, celebrities, and politicians with a twist of hilarious exaggeration. The show traditionally opens with a cold open sketch that ends with a performer breaking character and declaring, "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!" The format of the show includes a guest host delivering an opening monologue followed by a variety of comedic sketches which can include pre-taped parody commercials, digital shorts, guest musical performances, and mock news segments with "Weekend Update." "Weekend Update," a quintessential segment of the show, presents itself in the style of a news program delivering satirical commentary on the week's news, complete with anchors, guests, and correspondents. Over the years, names like Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, and Chevy Chase have been known to helm the "Weekend Update" desk, often contributing to many memorable moments in the show's history. Saturday Night Live also showcases live musical performances, with many iconic artists gracing its stage. These performances often come from top charting musicians at the squeak of their career, making the show a cultural tastemaker in music as well. The show's production process is a whirlwind, with an entire show - including sketch writing, casting, costuming, rehearsals, and live performance - planned and executed within one week. Its live quality adds an element of unpredictability and excitement to the viewing experience, as anything can happen on live TV. The versatility of the cast members is palpable as they slip into a range of eccentric characters and impersonations each week, displaying a wide range of comedic styles, from slapstick to witty, sobering commentary. With the cast's comedic genius and the writers' creativity, the show continually pushes the boundaries of televised comedy. Apart from the humor, Saturday Night Live also reflects the broader narrative of the times. Its sketches fall in step with contemporary pop culture and current events, shedding a humorous light on society and its tropes. Over the many decades, Saturday Night Live has presented comedy that not only incites laughter but also initiates dialogue. With its eclectic cast and array of witty and sharp sketches, Saturday Night Live offers a lively, humorous, and often satirical look at politics, culture, and all the idiosyncrasies of life. It is television's longest running comedy and a must-watch institution, revered for its relevance, comedic brilliance, and its ability to navigate the landscape of American life with humor and insight. The show, undoubtedly, has been a landmark in the annals of American television.

Saturday Night Live is a series categorized as a currently airing. Spanning 49 seasons with a total of 1038 episodes, the show debuted on 1975. The series has earned a mostly positive reviews from both critics and viewers. The IMDb score stands at 8.0.

Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, Jason Sudeikis, Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Bobby Moynihan, Kenan Thompson, Abby Elliott
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