Serious Starpower Heads to ‘SNL’ Stage in December
By Samantha Johnss 11/21/2019
NBC comedy show “Saturday Night Live” shared who will grace the stage as hosts and musical guests this holiday season.
The December lineup was revealed, just a few days before Will Ferrell returns to host the show for its pre-Thanksgiving episode. Hustlers star Jennifer Lopez will host the show for the third time on December 7, joined by musical guest DaBaby.
Scarlett Johansson, who recently got engaged to SNL co–head writer Colin Jost , will host for the sixth time on December 14 with One Direction alum, Niall Horan as musical guest. This will be the first solo musical guest appearance for Horan and the announcement has fans speculating he’ll be releasing a new song. This comes after the release of his latest single, “Nice to Meet Ya” on Oct. 4.
As previously announced before the start of the season, former cast member Eddie Murphy will return to host the show for the Christmas episode on December 21. This will be his first appearance on the show since 1984 and we now know musical guest Lizzo will be joining him to close out the month with a self-empowering performance.
Dec. 7 – Jennifer Lopez / DaBaby
Dec. 14 – Scarlett Johansson / Niall Horan
Dec. 21 – Eddie Murphy / Lizzo
With a lineup like this it remains to be seen what this means for the show going into 2020, but one thing’s for sure, many are still huge fans even after 45 seasons.