SATURDAY Night Live is well into season 47, with the celebrity hosts and superstar musical guests delivering jaw-dropping moments. Here’s
SATURDAY Night Live is well into season 47, with the celebrity hosts and superstar musical guests delivering jaw-dropping moments.
Here’s who has appeared on the show this season, and who is yet to come.
Kim Kardashian West caused a stir with her cheeky monologue[/caption]
Jason Sudeikis ditched his Ted Lasso mustache to return to SNL[/caption]
SNL hosts 2021
The first SNL show of the season debuted on October 2.
- October 2 – Owen Wilson
- October 9 – Kim Kardashian West
- October 16 – Rami Malek
- October 23 – Jason Sudeikis
- November 6 – Kieran Culkin
- November 13 – Jonathan Majors
- November 20 – Simu Liu
- December 11 – Billie Eilish
- December 18 – Paul Rudd
SNL musical performers 2021
Only a few episodes into the season, the musical guest spot on Saturday Night Live has already been subjected to chaos and confusion.
Ed Sheeran tested positive for Covid-19 after his upcoming musical guest spot was announced, but has since confirmed that he will appear on the show following his quarantine period.
Charli XCX was scheduled to be the musical guest on the December 18 episode, but dropped out due to an abundance of caution from the recent Covid-19 outbreak.
- October 2 – Kacey Musgraves
- October 9 – Halsey
- October 16 – Young Thug
- October 23 – Brandi Carlile
- November 6 – Ed Sheeran
- November 13 – Taylor Swift
- November 20 – Saweetie
- December 11 – Billie Eilish
Rami Malek hosted SNL to promote the new James Bond film, No Time to Die[/caption]
What has happened on SNL on December 18, 2021?
Due to the recent spike of Covid-19 cases in New York City, the iconic comedy sketch show performed that evening without a live audience.
“Due to the recent spike in the Omicron variant and out of an abundance of caution, there will be no live audience for tonight’s taping of ‘Saturday Night Live’ and the show will have limited cast and crew,” the Twitter account for SNL explained.
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Adding: “The show continues to follow all government safety guidelines in addition to a rigorous testing protocol.”
Many of the cast members and crew also didn’t appear on the sketch comedy show during Paul Rudd’s episode.
Instead, Tom Hanks and Tina Fey joined Rudd onstage, and fellow cast members Michael Che and Keenan Thompson appeared in Studio 8H as well for the episode.
Musical guest Charli XCX didn’t perform on December 18, saying that she was “heartbroken” to make the decision to miss out that evening.
“Devastated and heartbroken… It can’t happen this time but I’ll be back! I am currently safe and healthy but of course very sad,” she wrote on Twitter.
For the Weekend Update, segment Che and Fey read their jokes to Hanks, Rudd and Thompson, without the famous backdrop and anchor chairs.
The five also took the stage together at the show’s conclusion to bow in PPE masks, a different scene from the usual farewell the cast traditionally does.
Nicholas Braun, Emily Ratajkowski and Oscar Isaac made surprise appearances on SNL[/caption]
Which celebrities have made guest appearances on SNL in 2021?
Along with the star-studded roster of hosts, plenty of celebrities have made guest cameos on this season of SNL.
Luke and Andrew Wilson both appeared briefly on brother Owen Wilson’s episode, with Luke even making a cameo as Mark Bezos in the Star Trek sketch.
John Cena, Chris Rock and Amy Schumer appeared in Kim Kardashian’s spoof of The Bachelorette.
Kris Jenner and Khloe Kardashian made pre-recorded and live appearances too.
Daniel Craig made a surprise appearance on James Bond costar Rami Malek’s episode.
And the episode hosted by Jason Sudeikis featured lots of celebrity appearances on the recurring sketch What’s Up With That?
Fred Armisen, Nicholas Braun, Oscar Isaac and Emily Ratajkowski joined the fun.
Steve Martin and Martin Short made a virtual appearance on the December 18 episode to congratulate Paul Rudd for joining the SNL Five-Timers club for hosting the sketch show five times.