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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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  • 571
    Sandra Oh is listed (or ranked) 571 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    March 30, 2019

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    Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 570 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    March 9, 2019

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  • 569
    Don Cheadle is listed (or ranked) 569 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    February 16, 2019

  • 568
    Halsey is listed (or ranked) 568 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    February 9, 2019 (also musical guest)

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  • 567
    James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 567 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    January 26, 2019

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  • 566
    Rachel Brosnahan is listed (or ranked) 566 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    January 19, 2019

  • 565
    Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 565 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    2nd ep: 1) October 5, 2002; 2) December 2, 2018

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  • 564
    Jason Momoa is listed (or ranked) 564 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    December 8, 2018

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  • 563
    Claire Foy is listed (or ranked) 563 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    December 1, 2018

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  • 562
    Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 562 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    3rd ep: 1) October 1, 2005; 2) May 17, 2008; 3) November 17, 2018

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  • 561
    Liev Schreiber is listed (or ranked) 561 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    November 10, 2018

  • 560
    Jonah Hill is listed (or ranked) 560 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    5th ep: 1) March 15, 2008; 2) March 10, 2012; 3) January 25, 2014; 4) March 5, 2016; 5) November 3, 2018

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  • 559
    Seth Meyers is listed (or ranked) 559 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    October 13, 2018

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    Awkwafina is listed (or ranked) 558 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    October 6, 2018

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  • 557
    Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 557 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    6th ep: 1) February 23, 2008; 2) April 10, 2010; 3) May 7, 2011; 4) September 28, 2013; 5) December 19, 2015; 6) May 19, 2018

  • 556
    Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 556 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    2nd ep: 1) October 10, 2015; 2) May 12, 2018

  • 555
    Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 555 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    May 5, 2018

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  • 554
    Chadwick Boseman is listed (or ranked) 554 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    Chadwick Boseman

    April 7, 2018

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  • 553
    Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 553 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    2nd ep: 1) October 11, 2014; 2) March 17, 2018

  • 552
    Sterling K. Brown is listed (or ranked) 552 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    March 10, 2018

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  • 551
    Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 551 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    4th ep: 1) September 25, 1993; 2) January 9, 2010; 3) January 7, 2012; 4) March 3, 2018

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  • 550
    Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 550 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    2nd ep: 1) March 4, 2006; 2) February 3, 2018

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  • 549
    Jessica Chastain is listed (or ranked) 549 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    January 20, 2018

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  • 548
    Sam Rockwell is listed (or ranked) 548 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    January 13, 2018

  • 547
    Kevin Hart is listed (or ranked) 547 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    3rd ep: 1) March 2, 2013; 2) January 17, 2015; 3) December 16, 2017

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