Ryan Gosling to host SNL season premiere with JAY-Z as musical guest
Season 43 will debut in September
Saturday Night Live has locked its host and musical guest for the Sept. 30 season 43 premiere, and they’re worth staying up late for: Ryan Gosling and JAY-Z.
Gosling’s appearance lines up with the Oct. 6 release of Blade Runner 2049, in which he stars with original star Harrison Ford; JAY-Z’s most recent album, 4:44, dropped on June 30.
Both men have a history with SNL: Gosling last hosted the late-night institution in 2015; it will be JAY-Z’s fourth appearance as musical guest, last appearing in May 2010 when Betty White was the host.
Last season, SNL made the game-changing move of airing episodes live, coast-to-coast. SNL boss Lorne Michaels has indicated that the live experiment may continue, with new episodes airing at 11:30 p.m. ET/10:30 p.m. CT/9:30 p.m. MT/8:30 pm. PT. But as yet, the timing of the premiere has not been confirmed.