Who’s hosting Saturday Night Live tonight, January 22?

Saturday Night Live (Photo by: NBCUniversal)
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Saturday Night Live returns tonight with another brand new episode. So who will fans see take the stage as SNL season 47’s latest host?

So far, the season has been dominated by first-timers. Starting with Owen Wilson and most recently Ariana DeBose, nearly every episode has been hosted by an SNL rookie. Only Paul Rudd entered Studio 8H with prior hosting experience.

Fans will see that trend continue on Saturday. Will Forte will host Saturday Night Live for the first time. He’ll be joined by musical guest Måneskin.

Of course, Forte is very familiar with Saturday Night Live. He was a cast member for eight years, providing SNL with a George W. Bush impression along with absurd characters like the Falconer, Tim Calhoun, and of course, MacGruber.

What to expect from Will Forte on Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live fans should expect Will Forte to bring some of that absurd, bizarre comedy that became his calling card back to the show tonight. It’s hard to imagine Forte doing anything other than the so-called “10-to-1” sketches he delivered year after year.

He comes to SNL to promote MacGruber, the Peacock series based on his famous character that also received a film treatment. It feels like a new MacGruber sketch tonight is a no-brainer. The only question is whether or not his co-stars Kristen Wiig and Ryan Phillippe could make a cameo.

Speaking of cameos, they are always a possibility when a former cast member returns to host. Fred Armisen popped up earlier this season when Jason Sudeikis made his triumphant return. So besides Wiig, there stands a chance that someone like Seth Meyers could assist Forte.

Saturday Night Live airs tonight at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC. The show will also stream live on Peacock.

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