Chris Pratt To Host 'Saturday Night Live' Premiere; Ariana Grande To Serve As Musical Guest
Chris Pratt, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Parks and Recreation actor, has landed the gig of hosting Saturday Night Live for its 40th season premiere.
Chris Pratt Hosting 'SNL'
Pratt will make his Saturday Night Live hosting debut on Sept. 27, reported E! News. Pratt, coming off the massive success of Guardians of the Galaxy this summer, will likely be promoting the seventh and final season of Parks and Recreation. The actor has a number of other of projects coming up, including Jurassic World and a sequel to Guardians.
Joining Pratt on Sept. 27 is musical guest Arianna Grande, who will also be making her debut on the sketch show. Grande is currently enjoying the success of her album My Everything, which is currently sitting on top of the Billboard 200 chart.
Following Pratt and Grande’s week, Sarah Silverman and Maroon 5 will serve as host and musical guest, respectively. Silverman, who was a cast member during SNL’s 1993-1994 season, has a comedy album Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles dropping latter this month. While this will mark Silverman’s first time as host, Maroon 5 has performed on SNL four times previously.
Saturday Night Live will wait until February 2015 to celebrate the sketch show’s 40th year on the air. For the three-hour special, which will air Feb. 15, Lorne Michaels will welcome back past cast members and notable hosts to celebrate the historic anniversary.
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