Who Is Hosting SNL During Season 43?
One of the best parts of Saturday Night Live each season is seeing your favorite celebrities show off just how funny they can be as a guest host. Of course, the regular cast members are hilarious in their weekly skits and digital shorts — that's a given — but the opening monologue and discovering that your favorite drama actor is actually funny? Nothing can compare. So, here is the list of who is hosting SNL this season, plus the musical guests!
Who Is Hosting SNL This Season?
So far, the show has only announced their hosts and musical guests for the first three weeks of season 43.
For the premiere on September 30, Ryan Gosling will host and Jay-Z will be the musical guest. This will be the actor's second time hosting the show.
Gosling is promoting his upcoming film with Harrison Ford and Robin Wright, Blade Runner 2049, which opens in theaters on Friday, October 6. Jay-Z, meanwhile, will be performing on the show for the fourth time just before his world tour begins on Saturday, October 7.
On October 7, Gal Gadot will host SNL for the first time, with musical guest Sam Smith.
Gadot made waves this past summer for starring in Wonder Woman, and will reprise her character in Justice League, out on Friday, November 17. Smith will mark his second performance on SNL after recently dropping his first single, "Too Good at Goodbyes," from his highly-anticipated upcoming album.
On October 14, Kumail Nanjiani will make his Saturday Night Live hosting debut, with musical guest P!nk.
Nanjiani is fresh off the successful premiere of his critically-acclaimed film, The Big Sick, and also stars in HBO's Silicon Valley. P!nk will be celebrating the release of her seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma, out Friday, October 13.
Hosts for the rest of the season haven't been announced yet, but in the meantime, Billboard is polling readers to find out who should host this season of SNL. We'll update this post as more information becomes available.
Watch SNL Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT on NBC.
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