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The nation's longest-running sketch comedy show, SNL started as late night eye candy and has since established itself as a household name, reserving a well-deserved place in comedy history. Each episode is made up of gags, gigs, and gaffs produced by some of television's most recognizable personalities. Throughout the years, some of Hollywood's brightest, most buffoonish, and best actors, writers, and stand-up comedians have gone through the SNL wringer. Each episode of Saturday Night Live, typically hosted by a celebrity or person of cultural importance, also showcases a featured musical guest.

Saturday 11:30 PM et/pt on NBC
43 Seasons, 903 Episodes
October 11, 1975
Cast: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond
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  • 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!"

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Chance the Rapper hosts Saturday Night Live on November 18, 2017, with musical guest Eminem.

  • Tiffany Haddish hosts Saturday Night Live on November 11, 2017, with musical guest Taylor Swift.

  • Larry David hosts SNL (Saturday Night Live) with musical guest Miley Cyrus

  • Celebrate with Kellywise, David S. Pumpkins, Vincent Price and more.

  • Based on the popular Saturday Night Live sketch, this animated special features the voice of Tom Hanks as mystery man David S. Pumpkins, and the voices of Peter Dinklage, Mikey Day, Bobby Moynihan and Streeter Seidell.

  • Kumail Nanjiani will host the season's third show on Oct. 14, marking his debut. Nanjiani stars as Dinesh Chugtai in HBO's "Silicon Valley" and most recently wrote and starred in the critically-acclaimed film "The Big Sick."Grammy Award-winning artist P!nk will join Nanjiani for the season's third episode as musical guest. Her seventh studio album, "Beautiful Trauma," is due out Oct. 13. P!nk was recently honored at the MTV VMAs with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award in August.

  • Gadot, who will be making her first "SNL" appearance, starred in summer's #1 film, "Wonder Woman," which earned more than $400 million at the domestic box office. Gadot will next co-star in the highly anticipated "Justice League," arriving in theaters Nov. 17.Joining Gadot will be Grammy-, Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning artist Sam Smith, marking his second visit to "SNL" as musical guest. Smith dropped a new single, "Too Good at Goodbyes," on Sept. 8 in preparation for his upcoming second studio album release.

  • Returning for the second time as host, the twice Oscar-nominated Gosling is set to star in the sci-fi drama "Blade Runner 2049," which opens Oct. 6.Accompanying Gosling on the season premiere will be Grammy Award-winning icon Jay-Z, who will be making his fourth appearance as musical guest. Jay-Z's album "4:44" was released in June, and he will embark on a world tour beginning Oct. 27.

  • Colin Jost and Michael Che anchor Weekend Update Summer Edition on August 24, 2017.

  • Colin Jost and Michael Che anchor Weekend Update Summer Edition on August 17, 2017.

  • Michael Che and Colin Jost return for a special live summer edition of Weekend Update on August 10, 2017.

  • Dwayne Johnson hosts Saturday Night Live on May 20, 2017, with musical guest Katy Perry.

  • Sketches include Trump Cold Open (featuring Alec Baldwin), Celebrity Family Feud: Time Travel Edition, Easter Message From Sean Spicer (featuring Melissa McCarthy), Weekend Update (featuring Vanessa as Jacob & Kyle as Bruce Chandling), Civil War Soldiers, Turtle Shirt, Sully & Denise (featuring Rachel Dratch), Basketball Scene, and Goodnights & Credits. Check out these selected sketches and segments from each of this season's episodes, so you can make every night a Saturday Night.

  • Jimmy Fallon hosts tonight's show, with musical guest Harry Styles.

  • Louis C.K. hosts tonight's show, with musical guest The Chainsmokers.

  • Scarlett Johansson hosts tonight's show, with musical guest Lorde.

  • Octavia Spencer hosts tonight's show, with musical guest Father John Misty.

  • Alec Baldwin hosts Saturday Night Live on February 11, 2017, with musical guest Ed Sheeran.

  • Hosted by Kristen Stewart with musical guest Alessia Cara.

  • Hosted by Aziz Ansari with musical guest Big Sean.

  • Hosted by Felicity Jones with musical guest Sturgill Simpson.

  • Hosted by Casey Affleck with musical guest Chance The Rapper.

  • Hosted by John Cena with musical guest Maren Morris.

  • Hosted by Emma Stone with musical guest Shawn Mendes.

  • Hosted by Dave Chappelle with musical guest A Tribe Called Quest.

  • Hosted by Benedict Cumberbatch with musical guest Solange.

  • Sketches include Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton Third Debate Cold Open (Featuring Alec Baldwin & Tom Hanks), Tom Hanks America's Dad Monologue, Black Jeopardy with Tom Hanks, Funny New Comedy, Haunted Elevator, Update (Leslie Jones on Hacking and Girl You Wish You Hadn*t Started a Conversation With), Cockpit, A Girl's Halloween, America's Funniest Pets, and Goodnights & Credits. Check out these selected sketches and segments from each of this season's episodes_4-18, so you can make every night a Saturday Night.

  • Emily Blunt hosts with musical guest Bruno Mars. Skits include Trump versus Clinton debate, 2 virgins respond to a sex ad, rap song mimicking Trumps women, limo drive-by to Burger King window, Honda robotic demo, and a hamster cage dispute.

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda hosts. Music guest: Twenty One Pilots.

  • In the Season 42 premier, Margot Robbie is the host and the Weeknd is the music guest.

  • The 2016 presidential campaign is mocked by memorable sketch moments from "Saturday Night Live."

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