Saturday Night Live kicked off its 43rd Season on Saturday, September 30 with Blade Runner 2049 star Ryan Gosling as the host and musical guest Jay-Z, who made his fourth appearance on the show. NBC has now released Saturday Night Live premiere highlights, which you can watch below. They include “The Chaos President” cold open, Ryan Gosling’s jazz monologue, and much more.
Next week’s host will be Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot, who will be making her first SNL appearance. Gadot will next co-star in the highly-anticipated Justice League, arriving in theaters November 17. Joining Gadot will be Grammy-, Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning artist Sam Smith, marking his second visit to SNL as musical guest.
Kumail Nanjiani will host the season’s third show on Oct. 14, marking his debut. Nanjiani stars as Dinesh Chugtai in HBO’s Silicon Valley and most recently wrote and starred in the critically-acclaimed film The Big Sick. Grammy Award-winning artist P!nk will join Nanjiani for the season’s third episode as musical guest. Her seventh studio album, “Beautiful Trauma,” is due out Oct. 13. P!nk was recently honored at the MTV VMAs with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award in August.
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