'Saturday Night Live' Season 46: Who will host next episode? Here's what to expect when show airs this weekend

'Saturday Night Live' Season 46: Who will host next episode? Here's what to expect when show airs this weekend
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Saturdays have become more interesting as ‘Saturday Night Live’ is back on with Season 46. With three episodes already aired, fans are waiting for the new episode to premiere this Saturday. If you haven’t been able to catch the previous episode and are keen to know about the upcoming one, then read on. Here are all the details you need to know. 

What happened in the last episode?

Last week’s hosting duties were helmed by actress Issa Rae. This was the first time that she hosted the show. The musical guest for the episode was Justin Bieber. The singer had appeared as a musical guest last season of the show as well. The actress shared how her popular show ‘Insecure’ had premiered on HBO ahead of the 2016 election. She said, “It felt really awkward for my life to be going so good. It was rude to be peaking while democracy was collapsing.” Rae, then, compared the first year of her HBO show to being in freshman year of high school wherein she was still figuring out where would she fit in and who would be in her close circle. “Hosting SNL is like my prom and you guys are all my dates. I’m ready to go all the way y’all.”

Bieber and Chance The Rapper performed their song titled ‘Holy’. The musical guest also performed his new song ‘Lonely’ with Benny Blanco. Rae’s appearance as a lawyer who swore to vote for “everybody Black” come election day in a sketch, also became a talking point on the internet because just before the sketch ended Rae’s character said, “Kanye? ‘F’ him.”

Who will host the new episode and what to expect?

Adele is going to host the variety comedy show for the first time and she shared this news on her Instagram page. The Grammy award-winning singer wrote: “Bloooooody hellllll I’m so excited about this!! And also absolutely terrified! My first ever hosting gig and for SNL of all things!!!!.” She shared, “I’ve always wanted to do it as a stand alone moment, so that I could roll up my sleeves and fully throw myself into it, but the time has never been right. But if there was ever a time for any of us to jump head first into the deep end with our eyes closed and hope for the best it’s 2020 right?”

“Itll be almost 12 years to the day that I first appeared on the show, during an election...which went on to break my career in America, so it feels full circle and I just couldn’t possibly say no! I am besides myself that H.E.R will be the musical guest!! I love her SO much I can’t wait to melt into a flaming hot mess when she performs, then confuse myself while I laugh my arse off in between it all. See you next week,” she added. The musical guest for the upcoming episode is H.E.R.

With two musical talents in one episode, it sure is going to be exciting. While it is not clear if Adele will perform any of her songs, but we do hope she joins H.E.R or may be during a sketch performance surprises us with a spontaneous song. Also, we still aren’t over the heartwarming performance by H.E.R. at the 72nd edition of the Primetime Emmy Awards. The singer performed the cover of Prince’s hit single ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ for Emmys' In Memoriam segment. So, we are expecting an equally captivating performance from the singer-songwriter.

SNL tweeted a photo of Adele at a table read ahead of the show. Adele as well shared a table read photo on Instagram and captioned it: "3 days to go" along with a heart emoji. 


‘Saturday Night Live’ will air its new episode on October 24, 11.30 pm ET.

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