Saturday Night Live has announced it will be returning to NBC on October 1st for its 48th season. For a sketch comedy show that first aired in 1975, it has had its fair share of musical guests, celebrity hosts, and, of course, some of the most comical acts with incredibly talented castmates. As they prepare for the show's return, they have announced the first three musical guests and hosts.
At the end of the show's 47th season, the remaining cast, crew, as well as fans said goodbye to some of the most renowned cast mates. Pete Davidson, Chris Redd, Kate McKinnon, Kyle Mooney, and Aidy Bryant went live from New York for one last time. Now, as the show makes its return, they have prepared three amazing guests and hosts to make up for those sad departures. On October 1st, the first Saturday back, the show will be hosted by Top Gun: Maverick lead Miles Teller. This will be Teller's first time hosting the show and will be accompanied by musical guest Kendrick Lamar, who has just released his latest album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, in May. This is not Lamar's first time appearing on the live sketch show. He made his SNL debut in January 2013 and then re-appeared on the show as a musical guest in February 2014 and November 2014. His most recent performance was in 2018 with Anderson .Paak, performing 'Tints.'
The following hosts and guests have also been confirmed. The Saturday night one week after Teller and Lamar's debut will be hosted by Irish Actor and film director Brandon Gleeson. Gleeson will soon star in the 2024 Joker: Folie à Deux production. Gleeson's musical guest would not wait one more minute to perform on the show, that is, Willow Smith. Lastly, the third and final high-profile celebrity confirmed is America's 'sweetest pie,' Megan Thee Stallion. This is not Stallion's first SNL rodeo as she performed 'Handsome' in October 2019, while Chance the Rapper hosted, and again the following year where she performed 'Savage' and 'Don't Stop.' The Stallion will host the third week's show for her third appearance while being her own musical guest.
Saturday Night Live has had a track record of including some A-list celebrities to perform, host and make comical appearances in sketches. While we said goodbye to a few long-lasting cast mates, the series has now welcomed four new members to the show. The countdown has begun until they go live from New York on our TV screens.