After a brief break, Saturday Night Live is back in April with three very different guests: comedian Jerrod Carmichael, actor Jake Gyllenhaal and pop star Lizzo, who will be pulling double duty as both host and musical guest.
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Carmichael may not be a household name, but he’s got the comedic chops to hold his own at Studio 8H. He was the main actor, writer, producer and director on the semi-autobiographical The Carmichael Show, which ran from 2015 to 2017. Since then, he’s worked on shows like Hulu’s Ramy and his new comedy special Rothaniel, which drops on HBO Max April 1. He’ll be joined by Grammy-nominated rapper Gunna, who recently dropped his latest album DS4Ever.
Next up is Jake Gyllenhaal, returning for a second time to SNL. The Academy-award winning actor is starring in the new thriller Ambulance, which will come to theaters the day before he hosts. He’ll be joined by Camila Cabello, who is also making her second SNL appearance.
Rounding out the month is Lizzo who will performing double duty for the night. She’s a first-time host, second-time musical guest. While we know she has plenty of charisma and energy for performing her own songs, we can’t wait to see her take the stage and dominate some skits.
People love to complain about how the show isn’t as good as it used to be, but SNL is coming off a pretty strong run these last few months. Oscar Isaac, Zoë Kravitz and perennial favorite John Mulaney brought their respective a-games to the three most recent new episodes, and the show has invigorated its material but steering away from the disproportionately political bent it developed during the Trump years for more goofball humor, We’ll see if the run continues, but SNL is on a hot streak.