Saturday Night Live remains on its holiday hiatus, but that hasn’t stopped the late-night sketch show from making headlines. SNL announced its next two hosts for January 2023.
First up, Aubrey Plaza will make her Saturday Night Live debut. The White Lotus and Emily the Criminal star comes to Studio 8H on January 21. She’ll be joined by musical guest Sam Smith.
Then, Michael B. Jordan gets his chance to host Saturday Night Live on January 28. He’ll be on to promote his movie Creed III, set to hit theaters on March 3. Lil Baby will serve as the musical guest for Jordan’s episode.
Saturday Night Live turns to more first-time hosts for season 48
Saturday Night Live season 48 has been all about a year of change. Things looked different from the start, with cast members Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson, Kyle Mooney, Chris Redd, Alex Moffat, Melissa Villasenor, and Aristotle Athari all departing before the premiere.
Cecily Strong then shook things up when she departed following December’s Christmas show. The fan-favorite already missed a handful of episodes to start the season due to her one-woman show in Los Angeles.
Through nine episodes, six first-time hosts have been charged with running the show. Now, Aubrey Plaza and Michael B. Jordan add their names to the list of SNL rookies.
At first glance, Plaza seems the more likely of the two to shine. She has a much strong comedy background and often displays a bizarre sense of humor that will certainly have a place at SNL.
Jordan’s comedy resume includes the sitcom Parenthood, where he appeared in 16 episodes. He also co-starred in the 2014 comedy That Awkward Moment.
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