When will ‘Saturday Night Live’ Season 46 new episode air? Here's what to expect as John Mulaney returns as host
‘SNL’ pro and comedian John Mulaney is ready to take over hosting duties. This will be his fourth time hosting the hit show and also the second time this year
Last week’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ episode was everything funny, quirky and involved a lot of music. It was hosted by Adele and H.E.R was the musical guest. Adele donned an all-black outfit comprising a black top and black pants and gave a monologue that touched upon the most talked-about topics – her new album and her weight loss. She informed, and much to the disappointment of her fans, that her album isn’t finished yet.
During a spoof of the reality show ‘The Bachelor’, Adele appeared as herself and a contestant in the show. In the parody of the ABC dating competition show, Adele and the other contestants tried to woo bachelor Ben K, played by Beck Bennett. In the skit, fans got what they wished for – Adele singing. However, she sang just a few lines from her songs. Furthermore, she kept interrupting the other contestants by breaking into a song every now and then. She sang hits like ‘Someone Like You’ and ‘When We Were Young’. H.E.R. enthralled the viewers by performing two songs, 'Damage' and 'Hold On'.
What's special this time?
‘SNL’ pro and comedian John Mulaney is ready to take over hosting duties – this will be his fourth time hosting the hit show and also the second time this year. Mulaney hosted an episode of ‘SNL’ Season 45 in February 2020. The Strokes are the musical guests of the episode. On their official Twitter handle, ‘SNL’ released two video clips of Mulaney, who had previously worked as a writer for the show. The first video with the caption: “𝘖𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦. @mulaney is back in Studio 8H!” gives a peek into Mulaney’s previous appearances in the show. The other video features Mulaney explaining his relationship with the show – both as writer and performer – in the 10-minute clip. In the extended video, he shares how he got the job in the first place and other personal stories from his time on the show.
What to expect?
During his past appearances, Mulaney had given many memorable performances. People still talk about the lobster-themed parody of ‘Les Miserables’ sketch ‘Diner Lobster’, where Mulaney played the waiter of the eatery where Davidson orders the lobster. Soon, Kenan Thompson emerges as a life-size bearded lobster in a tank and launches into a rendition of Jean Valjean’s song, ‘Who Am I?’ He followed it up with two other musical sketches – ‘Bodega Bathroom’ and ‘Airport Sushi’. And who can forget Mulaney as the sassy drag queen waitress named Tawny Pockets in ‘Drag Brunch’?
‘SNL’ released the promo video of the upcoming episode in which Mulaney, The Strokes and Ego Nwodim can be seen wearing masks. In the promo, Nwodim asks the comedian about when he last hosted the show and he says it was February 2020. "And what has happened since then?" she asks, "A global pandemic that ruined everything," he says. Nwodim states, "John Mulaney, you cursed us!" Mulaney then replies with a wink, "Yeah, sorry about that." In his latest Instagram post, Mulaney is seen wearing red lipstick, earrings, and his hair is pulled back. The caption reads: "Sometimes on @SNL costumes are used to portray different characters. If you think that I think I look genuinely hot in this photo, you are right." So, can we expect another musical sketch or the return of Tawny Pockets? For now, we just have to wait till the episode airs.
When will it air?
The new episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’ Season 46 will air on October 31, at 11.30 pm ET on NBC.