Who’s hosting Saturday Night Live tonight, October 6?

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After a brief break, Saturday Night Live returns tonight with a brand new episode. So who will host the latest episode of SNL season 47?

Last we saw SNL, fan-favorite alum Jason Sudeikis came home to Studio 8H to host for the first time. The Ted Lasso star brought back some of his signature characters, including the Devil and Vance, the “What Up with That?” backup dancer. It was the best episode of the young season, and it set the standard for future hosts.

Actor Kieran Culkin will try to keep that momentum going tonight. The Succession star hosts Saturday Night Live alongside musical guest Ed Sheeran.

Culkin plays Roman Roy on Succession, picking up Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for his efforts. The comedy/drama is in the middle of season 3 right now on HBO.

This won’t be Kieran Culkin’s first time on Saturday Night Live

The 39-year-old actor may be making his hosting debut tonight on Saturday Night Live, but it won’t be his first time on the show. As you might expect, that’s thanks to a connection to his older brother Macaulay Culkin.

The elder Culkin hosted 30 years ago on November 23, 1991. The year prior, he starred in Home Alone and came to SNL ahead of My Girl‘s release.

Kieran Culkin, who played Fuller McCallister, in Home Alone joined his brother in New York City that night. At nine years old, Culkin found himself in a sketch alongside “Bill Swerski’s Super Fans” to celebrate Thanksgiving:

We’ll have to wait to see if Kieran returns the favor and invites Macaulay to Saturday Night Live tonight. Considering past hosts this season, including Owen Wilson, Kim Kardashian West, and Rami Malek, have either had siblings in the SNL audience or in sketches, it’s a very real possibility.

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