Adam Driver and Kate McKinnon announced as the last 2023 “SNL” hosts for Season 49

Adam Driver and Kate McKinnon announced as the last 2023 "SNL" hosts for Season 49
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Get ready for a comedic explosion like no other because “Saturday Night Live,” is undeniably the most popular sketch comedy series, is all set to wrap up its 2023 schedule with the remaining originals, which will be headlined by two powerhouse hosts: the brilliant actor Adam Driver and the hilarious comedian Kate McKinnon.

These episodes are going to be unforgettable as Adam Driver will return to host for the fourth time next week on Saturday, December 9, 2023, with Olivia Rodrigo being the second-time musical guest of the night. Kate McKinnon will take center stage, with Billie Eilish being the third-time musical guest on the show, which is scheduled to air on Saturday, December 16, 2023

So, it’s safe to say that the SNL viewers should mark their calendars and prepare for a wild ride! 

The announcement has already started to create buzz for these episodes. One X user commented, “Yes Billie and Kate!!! They gelled so well the last time they were together! I WANT to go so bad!” A second one wrote, “SNL,  y’all should just book Adam every year. He’s so so good at sketch comedy. And Miss McKinnon is just one of the best! I still miss her on the show.” 

That’s not it! The fans should also gear up for a triple dose of entertainment as Saturday Night Live which has so far delivered an unforgettable lineup, will continue the fun with the coming evening as Emma Stone, who was previously confirmed on air to host episode six as part one of three episodes of this year’s slot for Season 49, will be joined by the talented musician Noah Kahan.

The actress is currently starring in the Showtime series “The Curse” and will soon be seen in “Poor Things.” The episode is scheduled to air this week on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 11:30 p.m. ET /8:30 p.m. PT on NBC, and Peacock. 

For these episodes, the fans are certain that the lineup of trio performers will captivate audiences with their incredible range and impeccable comedy timing for sketches, which will leave us eagerly anticipating what they’ll bring to the iconic SNL stage. The late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.

In addition to this, the official promo with Stone revealing the secret to comedy has also been released:

Emma Stone Reveals the Secret to Comedy - SNL

For this season, after the departures of nine cast members within the past year, the entire cast from the previous season returned, with James Austin Johnson and Sarah Sherman, who both joined as featured players before season 47, being promoted to repertory status, while Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow and Devon Walker, all of whom joined the previous season, remained as featured players.

The New York City-based comedian Chloe Troast was announced as a new cast member.  While not credited as cast members, the comedy group and SNL staff writers Please Don’t Destroy (Martin Herlihy, Ben Marshall, and John Higgins) continue to appear in digital videos. The show is broadcast live from NBC’s famed Studio 8H in New York City’s Rockefeller Center. At last, the official synopsis of the show reads: 

“SNL” is the most Emmy-nominated show in history and holds 93 Emmy wins (including awards for its specials and short-form series). “SNL” has been honored twice (1990 and 2009) with the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame. The show continues to garner the highest ratings and largest audience of any late-night television program, entertaining millions each week on linear and digital platforms.

Since its inception in 1975, “SNL” has launched the careers of many of the brightest comedy performers of their generation. “SNL” makes headlines with topical humor reflecting politics and current events, features an array of characters with a perspective on pop culture that remains unparalleled, and offers sharp political commentary through its signature Weekend Update segment. A variety show that is truly one of a kind, “SNL” also attracts the biggest stars of music to its stage for innovative viral performances.