Saturday Night Live went out with a literal bang in 2019, when Eddie Murphy returned to the long-standing sketch comedy show for the first time in nearly 40 years. Ratings for that episode went through the roof, as Eddie Murphy returned to his old stomping grounds to host the show and reprise some of his most beloved characters such as Gumby, Mr. Robinson and Buckwheat. Now, SNL enters a new decade in 2020, and it has announced the first three hosts who will be ushering in a new era for the comedy classic.
- Saturday Night Live kicks off 2020 With Three New Shows
- • Jan. 25 - Adam Driver / Halsey
- • Feb. 1 - JJ Watt / Luke Combs
- • Feb. 8 - RuPaul / Justin Bieber
Adam Driver was previously announced to host this weekend's all-new episode of Saturday Night Live. Since that announcement, the actor has been nominated for a Best Actor award at the Oscars for his role in the Netflix original movie Marriage Story. And he is coming off his final turn in the Star Wars saga ending sequel The Rise of Skywalker. So we can probably expect the actor to spoof both of these projects in some fashion. Adam Driver's previous Kylo Ren sketch for SNL was an instant classic and continues to rack up views on Youtube to this day.
Adam Driver will return to Studio 8H to host Saturday Night Live for the third time on Jan. 25. Joining him as musical guest is Halsey, who will make her third appearance on SNL. The multi-platinum selling artist's newest album, "Manic," was released Jan. 17.
JJ Watt will make his SNL hosting debut on Feb. 1. Watt is a defensive end for the NFL's Houston Texans and three-time AP Defensive Player of the Year. Luke Combs will perform as SNL musical guest for the first time on this upcoming episode. His sophomore album, "What You See Is What You Get," debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart in November.
For the third new episode of 2020, RuPaul will make his debut appearance as SNL host on Feb. 8. The Emmy Award-winning host of RuPaul's Drag Race currently stars in the Netflix original titled AJ and the Queen.
Justin Bieber will take the stage for his third appearance as SNL musical guest. "Yummy," Bieber's new single from his highly anticipated new album, broke records on radio and was streamed over 100 million times in its debut week.
Saturday Night Live is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels. No further guests have been announced for 2020 at this time, but there will likely be some big surprises in store as the long-running show continues for a whole new generation of comedy lovers while continuing to bring old fans back week after week. This announcement comes direct from NBC.