As we approach the final episode of the year for “Saturday Night Live” (SNL), the iconic sketch comedy show is gearing up for a memorable evening with former cast member Kate McKinnon making her hosting debut. This exciting announcement was made via SNL’s official social media channels.
Scheduled to close out the year on December 16, Kate McKinnon will grace the Studio 8H stage alongside the talented musical guest, Billie Eilish. But that’s not all; SNL has more in store for its fans. The December 9 episode will feature none other than the renowned actor Adam Driver as the host, accompanied by the sensational pop singer Olivia Rodrigo as the musical guest.
Kate McKinnon first made her mark on SNL as a cast member back in 2012 and bid farewell to the show in 2022 after a remarkable decade-long run. Throughout her time on the show, she became one of the most beloved and celebrated cast members.
Since her departure from SNL, Kate McKinnon has seen her career soar to new heights. One of her notable successes this year includes her role in the blockbuster movie “Barbie,” where she portrayed the eccentric yet strangely wise character known as “Weird Barbie.”
Billie Eilish also has a special connection to the “Barbie” movie. Her hit song “What Was I Made For,” co-written with her brother Finneas, is featured as the movie’s end-credits tune. It’s worth noting that “Barbie” is a production of Warner Bros. Pictures, which, like CNN, is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery. Given these ties, it’s quite likely that at least one sketch during their episode will have a “Barbie” theme.
In the upcoming episode of SNL, which airs on Saturday, we will witness the return of Oscar-winner Emma Stone as she takes on the role of host for the fifth time. Joining her on the stage will be musician Noah Kahan, who will be the episode’s musical guest.
Don’t miss out on the laughter and entertainment! Tune in to SNL on Saturday, broadcasting on NBC at 8:30 p.m. PST/11:30 p.m. EST.
In conclusion, “Saturday Night Live” is closing out the year with a bang, as Kate McKinnon makes her hosting debut alongside musical guest Billie Eilish. With a stellar lineup of hosts and musical guests, SNL continues to be a must-watch for comedy enthusiasts and music lovers alike.