Saturday Night Live with Nick Jonas: What to watch for

Nick Jonas (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Nick Jonas (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) /

Singer-songwriter Nick Jonas will be taking on double duty tonight as host and musical guest for Saturday Night Live’s brand new episode.

Last weekend, SNL audience members and fans from around the globe saw Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page deliver an incredibly high-energy performance in multiple sketches within his episode. Tonight, it’s Jonas’ turn to bring his talents to Studio 8H’s stage.

The “Jealous” singer took to Instagram as soon as the news was announced to share his excitement with followers. He captioned the post saying, “A dream come true. Let’s get it @nbcsnl!! See you February 27th!”

Jonas could last be seen at 30 Rockefeller Center when he appeared with his two brothers in the form of their band, the Jonas Brothers. The group performed as musical guests on SNL in season 34 on Feb. 23, 2009 and in season 44 on May 11, 2019.

Not only will this upcoming episode mark his debut as host, this is also Jonas’ second appearance as a solo artist. The 28-year old first appeared on his own as the musical guest alongside host Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the Apr. 16, 2016 episode of season 35. This was a major moment as it was his first time being seen on national TV following the Jonas Brothers’ temporary disbandment. While the brothers have since gotten back together to perform, seeing Jonas appear by himself once more will be refreshing for his own fanbase.

According to Variety, Jonas is set to perform his newly announced single “Spaceman,” Jonas can currently be seen as a coach on NBC’s musical competition series The Voice, which launches its twentieth season on Mar. 1. He also has the upcoming film Chaos Walking, which will be released on Mar. 5.

Watch the promo below featuring host Nick Jonas and cast members Ego Nwodim and Bowen Yang:

Will host and musical guest Nick Jonas be able to keep up on Saturday Night Live?

Having a sense of humor and showcasing that ability on stage is one of many unequivocal prerequisites for appearing on SNL and Nick Jonas is no stranger to upholding such a task. He has evolved from being a teen actor on Disney to being featured on shows such as Hawaii Five-0, Scream Queens, and most recently, Dash and Lily.  He eventually made his way to the big screen where he’s been seen in properties of the Jumanji franchise, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Jumanji: The Next Level. He’s set to appear in more upcoming features, including Chaos Walking, a sci-fi action film currently scheduled for theatrical release only. He’ll share the screen with talent such as Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland, and Mads Mikkelson. He’s also been tapped to star in The Blacksmith, an action thriller, alongside Laurence Fishburne.

Jonas is obviously not afraid to act outside of his comfort zone or make himself the butt of the joke. But that being said, being faced with double the responsibilities as host and musical guest undoubtedly has its challenges. I’m sure fans will agree that Jonas’ multiple appearances on the show already prove that he has the knowledge and performance stamina to keep up with Saturday Night Live‘s fast-paced environment that is commonly rife with quick-changes in between sketches.

Watch what happens in this sketch from 2009 where the brothers decide to kick their eldest “brother”, played by then-host Alec Baldwin, out of the group:

I’m predicting that we’ll be witnessing another week of exciting and fun-filled sketches. I expect, or more specifically, plan to see at least one cringe-worthy moment in a sketch masked as an homage to Jonas’ former life as a Disney star or maybe some kind of commercial parody since those have been popping up more recently this season.

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