After revitalizing itself last season (and winning a few Emmy’s along the way) “Saturday Night Live” is set to continue building on the momentum.
When SNL returns for it’s 43rd season next weekend, “La La Land” star Ryan Gosling will be taking the stage as its host for the second time. The 36 year old Canadian actor is starring in one of Fall’s most anticipated films, “Blade Runner 2049”. His musical guest that night will be JAY-Z. Gosling was announced as the premiere host a few weeks back though so it’s not as big of a surprise as the two hosts following him.
“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot will take over the hosting duties the following week, with Sam Smith performing as her musical guest. Gadot stands to be the star of not one, but two of the highest grossing films of the year. “Wonder Woman” currently sits in the second highest grossing film slot of 2017, behind only “Beauty and the Beast”, and with “Justice League” sure to break some records of its own in November, Gadot might just top Forbes list of bankable stars next year.
Following Gadot’s hosting turn is the star of one of the year’s sleeper hits “The Big Sick”, Kumail Nanjiani. Nanjiani is of course one of the stars of the hit series “Silicon Valley”, so he’s no stranger to comedy. He’ll be alongside musical guest P!nk.
“Saturday Night Live” returns next weekend, September 30th.
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