Saturday Night Live stars come to late night TV this week

Eddie Murphy( Credit: Harrison Hill-USA TODAY)
Eddie Murphy( Credit: Harrison Hill-USA TODAY) /

Late night TV will host several past and present stars from Saturday Night Live this week. Fans will have the chance to catch up with some of their favorite cast members across multiple decades of SNL.

Even without SNL stars, it will be an excellent week of late night TV guestsWandaVision stars Teyonah Parris and Randall Park as well as music superstar Billie Eilish are among those fans will see starting on Monday night.

Saturday Night Live is coming off perhaps its best episode of season 46, led by Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page. That is high praise considering that former SNL cast members Chris Rock and Kristen Wiig as well as writer John Mulaney have also hosted this season.

Speaking of Wiig, she is among the Saturday Night Live stars past and present who will be in the spotlight this week on late night TV. Here’s a full breakdown of who SNL fans can see this week and where.

Saturday Night Live stars on late night TV: Kristen Wiig

Catch Kristen Wiig on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Monday, Feb. 22. She’ll be there to promote her new comedy Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar.

Wiig will be joined by her co-star/co-writer Annie Mumolo. Barb & Star will be the follow-up to the pair’s other co-written film Bridesmaids.

Things have been pretty busy for Wiig over the past few months. She hosted Saturday Night Live on Dec. 19, starred in Wonder Woman 1984, and her animated series Bless the Harts just restarted its second season.

Barb & Star has received positive reviews which is good news for Saturday Night Live fans who continue to cheer for Wiig. Expect her and Mumolo to give an entertaining preview of the film on The Late Late Show.

Saturday Night Live stars on late night TV: Colin Jost

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Beck Bennett as Mike Lindell and anchor Colin Jost during Weekend Update (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC) /

The current cast of Saturday Night Live will also be represented on late night TV this week. Colin Jost will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

In addition to co-hosting “Weekend Update,” Jost once again serves as co-head writer. It has been an interesting, challenging year at SNL. The show is still figuring out how to produce a show during the pandemic and navigate safety protocols while making things look and feel as normal as possible.

Seth Meyers is always at his best as an interviewer when he’s chatting with someone from the SNL universe. Considering Meyers knows what it’s like to be a head writer and to anchor “Weekend Update,” it should be another quality conversation between the two. Jost should reflect on season 46 so far as well as preview this weekend’s episode hosted by Nick Jonas.

Saturday Night Live stars on late night TV: Colin Quinn

Another “Weekend Update” anchor is on late night TV’s schedule this week. You can see Colin Quinn on Conan Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Similar to Colin Jost and Seth Meyers, Colin Quinn and Conan O’Brien both have experience performing and writing for Saturday Night Live. Quinn joined SNL in 1996, five years after O’Brien had left and gone on to start Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

However, there are plenty of cast and crew members that did overlap Quinn and O’Brien, meaning there is no shortage of stories the two could swap on Conan.

Quinn has the comedy special Colin Quinn & Friends: A Parking Lot Comedy Show currently streaming on HBO Max. He is also featured in the documentary Patrice O’Neal: Killing is Easy about the late comic Patrice O’Neal. Quinn may want to plug that project when he chats with O’Brien.

Saturday Night Live stars on late night TV: David Spade

Colin Quinn’s former Saturday Night Live castmate David Spade also returns to late night TV this week. He’ll be on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Thursday, Feb. 25.

We’ve already mentioned how good Meyers is when interviewing SNL cast members and writers. The fact that Spade was before Meyers’ time is even better because Spade has countless stories about Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and other fan-favorites.

After his late night show was cut short by Comedy Central, Spade has found a new home at Netflix. He currently hosts The Netflix Afterparty, interviewing the stars of Netflix’s biggest series and comedy specials. No matter what Spade has going on, he’s a must-see late night TV guest.

Saturday Night Live stars on late night TV: Eddie Murphy

Perhaps the biggest Saturday Night Live star of all-time will be on late night TV this week. Don’ miss Eddie Murphy on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, Feb. 25.

Murphy brought down the house and set records when he returned to host SNL in 2019. It was a reminder of Murphy’s greatness and why he is considered the best performer the show has produced over 46 seasons.

On The Tonight Show, Murphy will promote Coming 2 America. Expect Jimmy Fallon to ask about how long a Coming to America sequel has been in the works and what it was like for Murphy to return to the character of King Akeem Joffer.

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