SNL: Emily Blunt, Tom Hanks to host
Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga will return as musical guests in the weeks ahead
Saturday Night Live is adding a newbie and an oldie to its October roster: Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train) will make her first turn as host on the sketch comedy show before veteran SNL-er Tom Hanks returns to the late-night stage.
Margot Robbie hosted the show’s premiere with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to follow up this weekend. NBC announced Blunt will host on Oct. 15 with musical guest Bruno Mars, while Hanks will hit the stage the following weekend, on Oct. 22, with Lady Gaga.
Most of these names aren’t strangers to SNL. Mother Monster appeared as the musical guest on episodes hosted by Ryan Reynolds and Justin Timberlake, before doubling as host and entertainer in 2013. Mars has a similar history, while Hanks has hosted multiple installments over the years.
See the announcement below.