Brie Larson, Drake and Fred Armisen to host SNL
NBC has revealed the next three hosts that will take the main-stage on SNL this season. Oscar winner Brie Larson will make her debut as host of “Saturday Night Live” on May 7 this year. The Academy Award-winning actress (“Room”) will be promoting her new films “Kong: Skull Island” and “The Glass Castle.”
Joining Larson will be returning musical guest Alicia Keys. A 15-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer, Keys will debut her new single, “In Common,” from her forthcoming album on “SNL.” She’ll also be joining season 11 of “The Voice” as a coach this fall.
Fans of Drake should be happy to learn that the popular performer will be returning to Studio 8H on May 14. This will be Drake’s second time doubling as host and musical guest. The Grammy Award winner’s fourth studio album, “Views,” was released on April 29.
On May 21, former “SNL” cast member Fred Armisen will make his return to Studio 8H as host to close out the late-night franchise’s 41st season. Armisen stars in IFC’s Emmy-nominated “Portlandia” and “Documentary Now” series. SNL fans should remember Armisen from his time as a cast member on “SNL,” the popular actor was on the show for 11 seasons.
Courtney Barnett will make her debut as musical guest alongside Armisen. Barnett’s first album, “Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit,” received widespread acclaim and earned her a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.
“Saturday Night Live” is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.