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Season 43 / Episode 11 and airs on 21 January 2018 04:29
Saturday Night Live is an Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy showcase.Since its inception in 1975, "SNL" has launched the careers of many of the brightest comedy performers of their generation. As The New York Times noted on the occasion of the show's Emmy-winning 25th Anniversary special in 1999, "in defiance of both time and show business convention, 'SNL' is still the most pervasive influence on the art of comedy in contemporary culture." At the close of the century, "Saturday Night Live" placed seventh on Entertainment Weekly's list of the Top 100 Entertainers of the past fifty years.
Saoirse Ronan will make her hosting debut. Ronan can be seen in Greta Gerwig's film "Lady Bird," which is currently in theatres nationwide.
Twenty two-time Grammy Award winners U2 will join Ronan as musical guest, marking the band's fourth SNL performance and first network TV appearance in support of the legendary band's 14th album, "Songs of Experience," out Dec. 1. U2's North American tour, "eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE" kicks off in May.
James Franco will return for a fourth time as host. Franco, who currently appears in the HBO drama "The Deuce," produced, directed and stars in the upcoming film "The Disaster Artist," which opens Dec. 1 in limited release and Dec. 8 nationwide.
Accompanying Franco as musical guest will be SZA. Her critically acclaimed album, "Ctrl," debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified gold by the RIAA.
Comedian Kevin Hart returns to host his third "SNL" episode. His upcoming film, "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," will open Dec. 20 and also stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas. Hart is also currently headlining his comedy tour, "The Irresponsible Tour."
Foo Fighters will return for a seventh time as musical guest, tying the record for most "SNL" appearances by a rock band. Debuting at #1 in the U.S. and more than a dozen other countries, the band's latest album, "Concrete and Gold," was released Sept. 15. The Foo's current world tour continues to sell out stadiums and arenas through 2018.
Golden Globe winner Sam Rockwell will make his hosting debut when "Saturday Night Live" returns for the new year. His latest film, the Globe-winning "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," opened Nov. 10 and also stars Globe winner Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson.
Halsey will join Rockwell, who is also marking her debut as musical guest. Halsey's latest album, "hopeless fountain kingdom," was released in June and peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.
Jessica Chastain will take the "SNL" stage as host for her first time. Chastain can currently be seen in Aaron Sorkin's drama "Molly's Game," opposite Idris Elba and Kevin Costner.
Alongside Chastain, Troye Sivan will appear as musical guest for the first time. "My My My!" – the lead single from Sivan's new album – "Blue Neighborhood," his 2015 multi-platinum debut album, topped the iTunes charts in 66 countries.
"SNL" vet Will Ferrell, who was a cast member from 1995-2002, will return to Studio 8H as a four-time host. His latest comedy, "Daddy's Home 2," was released in November.
Chris Stapleton will join Ferrell as musical guest for the second time. His most recent album, "From A Room: Volume 2," was released on Dec. 1. It follows "From A Room: Volume 1," which won the 2017 CMA for Album of the Year and is nominated for Best Country Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.
Michael McKean(Michael McKean)
George Coe(George Coe)
Brian Doyle-Murray(Brian Doyle-Murray)
Jerry Minor(Jerry Minor)
Beck Bennett(Beck Bennett)
Andy Samberg(Andy Samberg)
Fred Armisen(Fred Armisen)
Pete Davidson(Pete Davidson)
Chris Redd(Chris Redd)
Michaela Watkins(Michaela Watkins)
Rob Riggle(Rob Riggle)
Jon Lovitz(Jon Lovitz)
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