Saturday Night Live has just released the first three hosts and musical guests for their 38th season. Starting on September 15th, Seth MacFarlane will kick off the season with Frank Ocean as his musical counterpart. The Family Guy creator has had a big year coming off the success of his first live action film, Ted. What better way to celebrate than with his first SNL hosting gig?
If MacFarlane isn’t exactly your cup of tea, then you may want to stay tuned for the next two confirmed hosts: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and this generation’s James Bond, Daniel Craig. Gordon-Levitt will be joined by British folk band Mumford & Sons, while Craig’s episode will feature the band Muse.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s first appearance on SNL was in 2009 after the success of 500 Days of Summer. He’s undoubtedly been asked back because of his role as The Boy Wonder (Robin) in this summer’s The Dark Knight Rises. Since his last stint was such a hit, we can all expect another hilarious episode from JGL.
For Daniel Craig, this is his first time hosting the sketch comedy show. After the success of his dark turn in Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, expect him to be promoting his next venture in the Bond franchise, Skyfall. Craig is not known for his comedy work, so his hosting stint should be the most interesting to watch, if not the least likely to tickle your funny bone.
SNL is prepping for a season that will be down three main cast members, Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, and Abby Elliot. There have also been rumors that Jason Sudeikis could be exiting as well. Here’s hoping this season can find it’s groove even without these main players.