Saturday Night Live

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  • 1975
  • 48 Seasons
  • 8.0  (50,966)

Saturday Night Live is a long-running sketch comedy show that has been entertaining audiences for over 45 years. It debuted on NBC in 1975 and quickly became a cultural phenomenon, launching the careers of some of the biggest names in comedy. Throughout its long history, the show has featured a wide variety of talented comedians, actors, and musicians. Some of the most famous cast members include 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, and Andy Samberg.

Each episode of Saturday Night Live features a mix of live sketches, pre-taped comedy segments, and musical performances. The sketches cover a wide variety of topics and typically lampoon popular culture, politics, and current events.

One of the hallmarks of the show is its ability to stay current and relevant with the times. The writing staff is constantly crafting new material and updating sketches to reflect the latest news and pop culture trends. The show has tackled everything from the presidency to the latest superhero movie, and has never shied away from controversial or sensitive topics.

In addition to its talented cast and top-notch writing, Saturday Night Live has also been known for its musical performances. Some of the biggest names in music have appeared on the show, including Prince, Madonna, Paul McCartney, and Beyonce.

Over the years, the show has also spawned a number of memorable recurring characters and catchphrases. From the Blues Brothers to Wayne's World, many of these characters have become beloved pop culture icons in their own right.

Despite its long run, Saturday Night Live shows no signs of slowing down. The show continues to attract top talent and remains one of the most popular comedy shows on television. With its unique blend of humor, wit, and social commentary, Saturday Night Live is sure to be entertaining audiences for many years to come.

Saturday Night Live is a series that is currently running and has 48 seasons (1022 episodes). The series first aired on October 11, 1975.

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Ana de Armas / Karol G
18. Ana de Armas / Karol G
April 15, 2023
Academy Award nominee Ana de Armas will host "SNL" for the first time on April 15. De Armas stars in "Ghosted", premiering April 21 on Apple TV+. Karol G will make her first appearance as musical guest. Her newest album, "Mañana Será Bonito", is the first all-Spanish album by a female artist to hit #1 the Billboard 200 chart.
Molly Shannon / Jonas Brothers
17. Molly Shannon / Jonas Brothers
April 8, 2023
Molly Shannon will return to Studio 8H to host "SNL" for the second time on April 8. Shannon stars in "A Good Person", currently in theaters, and the third season of "The Other Two", premiering May 4 on HBO Max. Jonas Brothers will take the stage as musical guest for the third time. Their new album, "The Album", featuring the upcoming single "Waffle House", is set to be released May 12.
Quinta Brunson / Lil Yachty
16. Quinta Brunson / Lil Yachty
April 1, 2023
Emmy Award winner Quinta Brunson making her hosting debut. Brunson is the creator, executive producer, writer and star of ABC's "Abbott Elementary." Lil Yachty will perform as musical guest for the first time. His latest album, "Let's Start Here," debuted at #1 on Billboard's top rock and alternative charts.
Jenna Ortega / The 1975
15. Jenna Ortega / The 1975
March 11, 2023
Jenna Ortega hosts "SNL" for the first time on March 11. Ortega stars in Netflix's hit series "Wednesday" and the upcoming "Scream VI," in theaters March 10. The 1975 makes their second appearance as musical guest. The band is currently on a sold-out world tour with their critically acclaimed new album, "Being Funny in a Foreign Language."
Travis Kelce / Kelsea Ballerini
14. Travis Kelce / Kelsea Ballerini
March 4, 2023
Travis Kelce makes his "SNL" hosting debut on March 4. Kelce is a tight end for the 2023 Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. Kelsea Ballerini takes the stage as musical guest for the first time. Her new EP, "Rolling Up the Welcome Mat," and accompanying short film were released on Valentine's Day, and her "Heartfirst" U.S. tour kicks off in March.
Woody Harrelson / Jack White
13. Woody Harrelson / Jack White
February 25, 2023
Saturday Night Live" returns Feb. 25 with Woody Harrelson serving as host for the fifth time. Harrelson stars in the film "Champions," in theaters March 10. Jack White makes his fourth solo appearance as musical guest and fifth overall. White released two solo records in 2022, and a special 20th-anniversary edition of The White Stripes' acclaimed album "Elephant" will be released later this year.
Pedro Pascal / Coldplay
12. Pedro Pascal / Coldplay
February 4, 2023
Pascal, who makes his "SNL" hosting debut, stars in HBO's new series "The Last of Us" and the upcoming third season of "The Mandalorian" on Disney+. Coldplay performs as musical guest for the seventh time. The Grammy Award-winning band have just announced a run of West Coast dates in September as they continue their record-breaking "Music Of The Spheres" world tour.
Michael B. Jordan / Lil Baby
11. Michael B. Jordan / Lil Baby
January 28, 2023
Michael B. Jordan makes his "SNL" hosting debut on Jan. 28. Jordan directs and stars in Creed III, in theaters March 3. Lil Baby makes his first appearance as musical guest. The Grammy Award winner's latest album, "It's Only Me," debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Aubrey Plaza / Sam Smith
10. Aubrey Plaza / Sam Smith
January 21, 2023
Aubrey Plaza serves as host for the first time on Jan. 21. Plaza stars in Emily the Criminal, currently streaming on Netflix, and HBO's The White Lotus. Sam Smith performs as musical guest for the third time. The Academy and Grammy Award winner's new album, "Gloria," will be released on Jan. 27.
Austin Butler / Lizzo
9. Austin Butler / Lizzo
December 17, 2022
Austin Butler makes his first appearance as "SNL" host on Dec. 17. Butler stars in the critically acclaimed film "Elvis," now streaming on HBO Max. Lizzo performs as musical guest for the third time. She most recently appeared as host and musical guest on Apri 16, 2022. Lizzo, a recent Emmy winner for Lizzy's Watch Out For the Big Grrrls, is currently nominated for six Grammy Awards and on tour with her newest hit album, "Special."
Steve Martin & Martin Short / Brandi Carlile
8. Steve Martin & Martin Short / Brandi Carlile
December 10, 2022
Steve Martin and Martin Short co-host "SNL" together on Dec. 10. They currently star in Hulu's "Only Murders in the Building" and resume their "You Won't Believe What They Look Like Today!" tour next year. Brandi Carlile returns for her second time as musical guest. Her newest album, "In These Silent Days," just earned seven Grammy nominations.
Keke Palmer / Sza
7. Keke Palmer / Sza
December 3, 2022
Keke Palmer making her hosting debut. The Emmy Award winner recently launched the podcast "Baby, This Is Keke Palmer" on Amazon Music and her own digital network, KeyTV. SZA will perform as musical guest for the second time. The Grammy Award winner's latest single, "Shirt," has garnered over 60 million streams worldwide since its release.
Dave Chappelle / Black Star
6. Dave Chappelle / Black Star
November 12, 2022
Dave Chappelle hosts Saturday Night Live on November 12, 2022, with musical guest Black Star.
Amy Schumer / Steve Lacy
5. Amy Schumer / Steve Lacy
November 5, 2022
Amy Schumer will host "SNL" for the third time on Nov. 5. The fifth season of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning "Inside Amy Schumer" is currently streaming on Paramount+. Steve Lacy will make his "SNL" musical guest debut. The Grammy nominee's latest album, "Gemini Rights," features the Billboard chart-topping single "Bad Habit."
Jack Harlow
4. Jack Harlow
October 29, 2022
Jack Harlow hosts and also serves as the musical guest. This is his hosting debut and his 2nd musical guest appearance on the show.
Megan Thee Stallion
3. Megan Thee Stallion
October 15, 2022
Megan Thee Stallion will pull double duty on Oct. 15 for her "SNL" hosting debut and second musical guest appearance. The three-time Grammy winner's newest album, "Traumazine," was released Aug. 12.
Brendan Gleeson / Willow
2. Brendan Gleeson / Willow
October 8, 2022
Brendan Gleeson will host "SNL" for the first time on Oct. 8. The Emmy Award-winning actor stars in "The Banshees of Inisherin," in theaters Oct. 21. Willow will perform as "SNL" musical guest for the first time. Her highly anticipated fifth album, "," will be released Oct. 7.
Miles Teller / Kendrick Lamar
1. Miles Teller / Kendrick Lamar
October 1, 2022
Miles Teller making his hosting debut. Teller co-stars in the record-breaking "Top Gun: Maverick," currently in theaters and on digital. Kendrick Lamar will return for his third appearance as "SNL" musical guest. The Pulitzer Prize, Emmy and Grammy Award winner is currently on a world tour following the release of his album, "Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers."
Where to Watch Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Saturday Night Live on demand at Peacock Premium, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV and NBC.
  • Premiere Date
    October 11, 1975
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (50,966)