Weekend Update is officially going to the Emmys. NBC confirms that SNL writers and stars Colin Jost and Michael Che will host the 2018 ceremony later this year, while creator Lorne Michaels is getting back involved as well.
One doesn’t set Donald Glover to host SNL and overlook his musical talent. The Atlanta and Solo: A Star Wars Story star will make his SNL hosting debut in May, pulling double-duty with his musical alter-ego Childish Gambino.
Let’s be honest – SNL’s Trump impression has little to do these days but parrot back actual statements, and even Alec Baldwin thinks playing the role is “agony.” Trump himself even used Baldwin’s quote to push SNL into bringing Darrell Hammond’s iteration back, and maybe … he’s not wrong?
As if Golden Globes, SAG Awards and a role in Black Panther weren’t enough, Sterling K. Brown’s banner 2018 is adding another honor. The This Is Us star will make his SNL hosting debut in March, flanked by Charles Barkley and Bill Hader.
It’s been twelve years since Natalie Portman hosted SNL, and you’d better believe another rap was coming. Watch the Annihilation star take on motherhood and defend the Star Wars prequels (with returning alum Andy Samberg) in a new Portman rap worthy of the original.