Michael Keaton, Taraji P. Henson set to host 'SNL' in April
Birdman actor Michael Keaton will host Saturday Night Live on April 4 with “I Really Like You” singer Carly Rae Jepsen as the night’s musical guest, NBC announced Thursday.
Adam Sandler, who was on the sketch comedy show when Keaton hosted in 1992, recounted recently on an episode of Conan an instance in which Keaton pulled the Batman card to pick up the check at an SNL dinner.
“Like 25 of us showed up, and we had this giant meal. And the check comes, and Keaton grabs the check,” Sandler recalls. “Everyone’s like, ‘No, no, Saturday Night Live, we’ll pay for it.’ And he says, ‘No, no, no, let me get this.’ And we went, ‘No, come on, man.’ And he goes, ‘…I’m Batman.'”
This will be Keaton’s third time hosting and the “Call Me Maybe” singer’s inaugural appearance as a musical guest.
The following week, Empire‘s Taraji P. Henson will make her SNL debut. Mumford & Sons will perform on the April 11 episode, a few weeks ahead of their Wilder Mind album release. This will be the band’s second time on the sketch show.