Who Is Hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’ Tonight – Hollywood Life

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Live from New York, it’s Saturday night! Season 48 of Saturday Night Live is set to premiere on Oct. 1, and showrunner Lorne Michaels has yet to disappoint with his choice of show hosts and musical guests. To kick off this season, Top Gun: Maverick actor Miles Teller, 35, is set to host with Kendrick Lamar as the musical guest. “It’s really exciting. You’re working with the absolute best of the best, so you feel well taken care of, but it is, it’s a lot. It’s a whirlwind,” Miles told NBC4 ahead of his big debut.

This season of SNL comes after a handful of cast members announced their departures from the show. Cast members Alex MoffatMelissa Villaseñor, and featured player Aristotle Athari exited after Season 47, along with Kate McKinnonAidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney, and Pete Davidson. Chris Redd, 37, also confirmed to PEOPLE that he was saying goodbye to the show on Sept. 20.

Learn more about Season 48’s first shows below.

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Miles Teller is living his family’s ‘dream’ of hosting ‘SNL’ (Photo: Shutterstock)

Miles Teller Is Hosting The Season Premiere Of ‘SNL’

Saturday Night Live will welcome Miles for the first time to the show. The Divergent alum has had a full plate recently and wrapped up promotion for Top Gun: Maverick in the spring. Miles is also no stranger to the world of comedy, as he worked with the hilarious actor Jonah Hill on the movie War Dogs in 2016. Some of his other projects include Whiplash, Spiderhead, Project X, and more.

Miles took to Twitter to announce the hosting news on Sept. 20, which you can see above. He captioned the tweet with only a side-eye emoji, but expressed his enthusiasm for his upcoming gig on the Sept. 28 episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. “In my family growing up, SNL was, you know, an institution. It still is,” he stated. “My sisters and I would do the skits and our close family friends, it was our collective dream to one day either be a cast member on SNL or to host.”

SNL released the names of the first three hosts when they revealed Miles would help kick off the season. Slated to host on Oct. 8 in Brendan Gleeson, and Megan Thee Stallion will follow for the Oct. 15 episode as host and musical guest.

The Musical Guest For The Premiere Episode Is Kendrick Lamar

As noted above, Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar, 35, is set to to return to SNL on Oct. 1, his fifth time overall as the show’s musical guest. Kendrick released his latest album, Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers, on May 13 and is currently on tour.

Kendrick last performed on the sketch comedy series in 2018 with Anderson .Paak, 36, for Anderson’s debut on the show. The power duo performed “Tints”, one of Anderson’s songs that featured Kendrick from his album, Oxnard. Kendrick also performed on SNL in Nov. 2014, Feb. 2014, and Jan. 2013, according to Pitchfork.

What Time Is ‘SNL’ On?

Saturday Night Live airs at 11:35 p.m. PST/EST and 9:30 p.m. MT on local NBC affiliates. The series can also be streamed live on the Peacock app.

Heidi Gardner, Ego Nwodim and Bowen Yang are all returning for season 48. (Will Heath/NBC)

‘SNL’ Cast Members This Season

Saturday Night Live has a number of new cast members joining the show this season, including Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, and Devon Walker.

Michael Che and Colin Jost remain in their roles as “Weekend Update” hosts, which they took over in 2014 from Seth Meyers and Cecily Strong. Other returning cast members include Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Bowen Yang, and Heidi Gardner. Rounding out the returning list is Sarah Sherman, Ego Nwodim, Chloe Fineman, Mikey Day, and Punkie Johnson.

Pete Davidson and Colin Jost are seen on ‘Weekend Update’ during Season 46. (Will Heath/NBC)

As mentioned above, Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseñor, featured player Aristotle Athari, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney, Pete Davidson, and Chris Redd departed the show ahead of Season 48. Many of these cast members announced their exit in May with some not revealing the news until Sept. 1.

Chris announced the news of his exit from SNL on Sept. 20 with a statement to PEOPLE. “Being a part of SNL has been the experience of a lifetime. Five years ago, I walked into 30 Rock knowing that this was an amazing opportunity for growth,” Chris said. “Now, with friends who have become family and memories I will cherish forever, I’m grateful to Cassie Gill Lorne Michaels and to the entire SNL organization. From the bottom of my heart, I can’t thank you all enough.”

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