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Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

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Live from New York! It's Saturday Night! This is a list of all Saturday Night Live hosts, in reverse order, starting with the most recent. Since the 1975 premiere of the popular sketch comedy show, more than 500 famous faces have graced the iconic stage at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. This list of all SNL hosts is a veritable Who's Who of American culture over more than four decades, and it includes the date of the episode - or dates, for those who have been invited to host multiple times. Only the biggest, most recognizable stars are people who have hosted Saturday Night Live.

In the early days of SNL, guest hosts were often comedians like George Carlin, Lily Tomlin, and Richard Pryor. In the many decades since, SNL hosts have included everyone from Oscar-winning actors to singers and musicians, professional athletes, and even politicians. In the opening monologue, each expresses some variation on a theme: "It's great to be here," "I feel so honored," "I can't believe I'm actually standing here," "This is so surreal," yada yada. In fairness, Saturday Night Live is an established and respected institution. Guests asked to host join an exclusive club of Hollywood elite - a select few privileged to look at the camera and say, "We've got a great show! [Musical Guest] is here, so stick around; we'll be right back."

For more about SNL hosts, check out these lists of every person who has hosted SNL the most times, the youngest people to host SNL and the oldest SNL hosts, and people banned from SNL

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  • 607

    May 22, 2021

    Anya Taylor-Joy (born April 16, 1996) is an American-born Argentine-British actress. Her breakthrough role was Thomasin in the horror film The Witch. She was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award...  more
  • 606

    May 15, 2021

    Keegan-Michael Key (born March 22, 1971) is an American actor, comedian, writer and producer. Key co-created and starred in Comedy Central's sketch series Key & Peele (2012–2015) and co-starred in...  more
  • 605

    May 8, 2021

    Elon Reeve Musk (; born June 28, 1971) is a technology entrepreneur, investor, and engineer. He holds South African, Canadian, and U.S. citizenship and is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of...  more
  • 604

    April 10, 2021

    Carey Hannah Mulligan (born 28 May 1985) is a British actress born in London who grew up in Düsseldorf (Germany) and Surrey (England). Mulligan developed an early interest in acting and was the...  more
  • 603

    April 3, 2021

    Daniel Kaluuya (born 24 February 1989) is a British actor and writer who was nominated for the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and BAFTA Award for Best Actor for his...  more
  • 602

    2nd ep: 1) February 18, 2012, 2) March 27, 2021

    Maya Khabira Rudolph (born July 27, 1972) is an American actress, voice artist, comedian, and singer. Rudolph first gained prominence in the mid-1990s as a member of the alternative rock band The...  more
  • 601

    February 27, 2021 (also musical guest)

    Nicholas Jerry Jonas (born September 16, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter and actor. Jonas began acting in theater at the age of seven, and released his debut single in 2002 which caught the...  more
  • 600

    February 20, 2021

    Regé-Jean Page (born 1990) is a British actor. He played Chicken George in the 2016 miniseries Roots and from 2018 to 2019 was regular cast member on the ABC legal drama For the People. In 2020, Page...  more
  • 599

    February 13, 2021

    Regina Rene King (born January 15, 1971) is an American actress and director. She is the recipient of several awards, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and four acting Primetime Emmy...  more
  • 598

    Dan Levy

    February 6, 2021

    Daniel Joseph Levy (born August 9, 1983) is a Canadian actor, writer, producer, and television personality. He is the son of comedian and actor Eugene Levy and screenwriter Deborah Divine Levy. Dan...  more
  • 597

    January 30, 2021

    John Burke Krasinski (; born October 20, 1979) is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. Besides appearing in and making feature films, he is known for his role as Jim Halpert on the...  more
  • 596

    4th ep: 1) May 11, 2013; 2) November 19, 2016; 3) May 9, 2020; 4) December 19, 2020

    Kristen Carroll Wiig (; born August 22, 1973) is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She was born in Canandaigua, New York, and raised in both Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Rochester,...  more
  • 595

    December 12, 2020

    Timothée Hal Chalamet (born December 27, 1995) is an American actor. Chalamet started his acting career in short films before appearing in the acclaimed television series Homeland. He made his...  more
  • 594

    2nd ep: 1) February 12, 2005; 2) December 5, 2020

    Jason Kent Bateman (born January 14, 1969) is an American actor, director, and producer. He began acting on television in the early 1980s on Little House on the Prairie, Silver Spoons, and The Hogan...  more
  • 593

    2nd ep: 1) November 12, 2016; 2) November 7, 2020

    David Khari Webber Chappelle (; born August 24, 1973) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. Chappelle is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Emmy Awards and...  more
  • 592

    John Mulaney

    4th ep: 1) April 14, 2018; 2) March 2, 2019; 3) February 29, 2020; 4th) October 31, 2020

    John Edmund Mulaney (born August 26, 1982) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He is best known for his work as a writer on Saturday Night Live and as a stand-up comedian...  more
  • 591

    October 24, 2020

    Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988) is an English singer-songwriter. After graduating from the BRIT School in 2006, Adele signed a recording contract with XL Recordings. In 2007, she received...  more
  • 590

    Issa Rae

    October 17, 2020

    Jo-Issa "Issa" Rae Diop (born January 12, 1985) is an American actress, writer, director, producer, and web series creator. She is best known as the creator, co-writer and star of the HBO series...  more
  • 589

    October 10, 2020

    William Frederic Burr (born June 10, 1968) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and podcaster. Outside of stand-up, Burr is known for playing Patrick Kuby in the AMC crime drama series Breaking...  more
  • 588

    3rd ep: 1) November 2, 1996; 2) November 1, 2014; 3) October 3, 2020

    Christopher Julius Rock (born February 7, 1965) is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. After working as a stand-up comedian and appearing in supporting film roles, Rock came...  more
  • 587

    2nd ep: 1) October 6, 2012; 2) March 7, 2020

    Daniel Wroughton Craig (born 2 March 1968) is an English actor. He trained at the National Youth Theatre and graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1991, before beginning his...  more
  • 586

    February 8, 2020

    RuPaul Andre Charles (born November 17, 1960) is an American drag queen, actor, model, singer, songwriter, and television personality. Since 2009, he has produced and hosted the reality competition...  more
  • 585

    February 1, 2020

    Justin James "J.J." Watt (born March 22, 1989) is an American football defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of...  more
  • 584

    3rd ep: 1) January 16, 2016; 2) September 29, 2018; 3) January 25, 2020

    Adam Douglas Driver is an American actor of stage, screen and television. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and graduating from the Juilliard School, he has appeared in several Broadway and...  more
  • 583

    3rd ep: 1) December 11, 1982; 2) December 15, 1984; 3) December 21, 2019

    Edward Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American actor, comedian, and singer. Murphy was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984. He has worked as a stand-up comedian...  more