J.K. Simmons to Host Saturday Night Live on January 31



The actor who once played newspaperman J. Jonah Jameson is making his own headlines now as Golden Globe winner and Academy Award-nominee J.K. Simmons is set to make his hosting debut on “Saturday Night Live” for the January 31 episode. The Screen Actors Guild nominee plays a malevolent music instructor in the film Whiplash, for which he is considered the frontrunner for Best Supporting Actor.

Simmons’ musical guest will be R&B star D’Angelo, who will be making his SNL debut along with his band The Vanguard. After a 14-year hiatus, his latest album “Black Messiah” received wide acclaim from critics and fans worldwide.

Produced by Lorne Michaels, “Saturday Night Live” airs Saturdays at 11:30pm/10:30c on NBC.