Is SNL new tonight? Here’s what we know about the next episode

Several decades after the premiere of the first episode Saturday night live (1975-) is still the king of sketch comedy shows. Better known as SNLthe long-running weekly series is still helmed by an industry legend Lorne Michaelsand his creation still draws millions of viewers each week and has consistently garnered Emmy nominations since its inception in 1975. Because of this success, Michaels typically has an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality for the assumed series, sticking to a prolific format consisting of an opening monologue, several comedic skits, two musical cameos and the fan-favorite ” Weekend Update” segment.

Of course the biggest key too SNLThe long-term success of is due to the immensely talented crew of cast and writers who bring the iconic sketches and characters to life. Some of the biggest comedy stars started out as performers Saturday night liveincluding John Belushi, Mike Myers, Chris Farley, Will Ferrell, Kristen Wig, Kate McKinnon, and many more. The cast is certainly the show’s secret sauce, but to keep things fresh and interesting each week, the show brings in a special celebrity host to helm the latest round of skits.

That certainly applies to this week’s episode as well, as this time it’s helmed by one of the biggest stars in modern sitcom television. For more on this week’s host, musical guest and more, here’s everything we know about the next episode of Saturday night live.

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When and where will the new episode of SNL premiere?

As always, Saturday night live will air live from New York on NBC on Saturday, April 1 at 8:30pm PT/11:30pm EST (just in time for April Fool’s Day). The episode can also be watched live on Peacock and will be available on the service after it premieres in case you miss it.

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Who’s Hosting SNL This Week?

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host Saturday night live This Week is an Emmy-winner and Leading Actress of Abbott Elementary School (2021-), Quinta Brunson. This is Quinta Brunson’s first time hosting the show, although hopefully it won’t be the last as she has proven to be a huge star in the comedy world.

For those unfamiliar with Brunson’s Emmy-winning breakout series, Abbot Elementary School is essentially The office (2005-2013), but is set in an underfunded inner-city school. There we follow the daily life of Cole Janine Teagues – an enthusiastic primary school teacher at the titular academy, where she hopes to provide her students with the best possible education despite the school’s lack of funding. Although daily life presents a variety of challenges and Janine’s contagious positivity is sometimes too overwhelming, she is almost always able to be a phenomenal role model for her students. Also, if anything goes wrong, she has a fantastic support group with her friends and colleagues, including substitute teacher Eddie (Tyler James Williams), strict but loving Barbara (Sheryl Lee Ralph), enthusiastic Jacob (Chris Perfetti), badass Melissa (Lisa Anne Walter) and selfish but overall kind-hearted headmistress Ava (Janelle James). It’s also worth noting that Quinta Brunson not only stars in the show, but is also the series’ creator, writer, and executive producer.

In addition to her massive starring role and her creative role in Abbot Elementary SchoolQuinta Brunson was also part of another acclaimed sketch comedy earlier this year World History: Part II (2023). The continuation of the series Mel Brooks classic satirically takes the audience to different places in history, especially to the time of Jesus and the apostles. There, Brunson portrays Martha Magdalene, sister of the far more famous Mary Magdalene (Zazie Beetz). brunsons Abbott Elementary School Co-star Tyler James Williams also makes an appearance World History: Part IIalbeit several hundred years in the future during the Civil War.

In addition to these two major projects, Quinta Brunson’s resume includes roles in Lasor Wulf (2019-2021), miracle worker (2019-), Big mouth (2017-), A black lady sketch show (2019-) and Strange: The Al Yankovic Story (2022).

Who is SNL’s musical guest this week?

Quinta Brunson joins them Lil Yachtythe world-famous singer, rapper, producer and songwriter as this week’s musical guest Saturday night live. The most popular works of the musician include the songs “Poland”, “Drive ME Crazy!”, “NBAYOUNGBOAT, and more, all with millions of listens on Spotify. As if that wasn’t enough proof of his recognition, Lil Yachty has also received two Grammy nominations.

The main promo for this week Saturday night live takes full advantage of his random placement on April 1st. In the footage above we see a cast member Molly Kearney explain that Quinta doesn’t seem to understand why you should prank someone on vacation. Rather than engage in practical jokes, Quinta Brunson handles things the Janine Teagues way, surprising Molly with various lavish gifts, believing these count as pranks. After hearing that she might miss the April Fool’s Day joke, Quinta almost reconsiders pranking Molly about a new car, but Molly quickly jumps in and says the pranks are great before changing her mind.

Who is in the current cast of SNL?

The cast of SNL Season 48
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Saturday night live currently has a very respected cast of players who return to the show every week. The list of currently recurring cast members includes Mikey Day, Andreas Dismukes, Chloe Feinman, Heidi Gaertner, Punky Johnson, I Nwodim, James Austin Johnson, Sarah Sherman, Kenan ThompsonAnd Bowen Yang. The start of the season also introduced four new cast members to the show, including Molly Kearney, Marcello Hernandez, Michael LangfellowAnd Devon Walker. Finally, michael ch And Colin Jost return to once again host the popular weekend update.

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Who Should Host SNL After Quinta Brunson?

Ana de Armas as Sadie on the Ghosted poster
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Saturday night live currently has the presenters and musical guests lined up and ready to go for their next two episodes. First comedian SNL graduates Molly Shannon will host the show on April 8th, following her role in the recently released a good person (2023). Shannon’s musical guests on the show include The Jonas Brothers, who continue their recent career upswing. Then the show is hosted by the Oscar nominee the following week Ana de Armas on April 15, shortly before the release of their Apple TV+ action comedy, spooky (2023). The musical guest at Ana de Armas will be none other than a Colombian musician Karl G.

So far this season has been hosted by Top Gun: Maverick‘S Miles Teller together with musical guest Kendrick Lamar, Brendan Gleeson promoting his new film The Banshees by Inisherin with a musical guest pasture, Megan Thee StallionAnd Jack Harlowwho both doubled as host and musical guest in the final episodes of season 48. Past presenters this season also include Amy Schumer with a musical guest Steve Lacy, David Chapelle with a musical guest Dark Star, Keke Palmer with a musical guest SZA, Steve Martin And Martin Kurz with a musical guest Brandi Carlile, Austin Butler with a musical guest Lizzo And AubreyPlaza with a musical guest Sam Smith, Michael B Jordan with a musical guest Little baby, Pedro Pascal with a musical guest cold play, Woody Harrelson with a musical guest Jack White, Travis Kelce with a musical guest Kelsea Ballerini And Jenna Ortega with a musical guest The 1975. Is SNL new tonight? Here’s what we know about the next episode

Dustin Huang

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