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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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Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 591 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

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 ...more
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Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 590 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

6th ep: 1) January 14, 2006; 2) April 21, 2007; 3) November 13, 2010; 4) May 2, 2015; 5) March 11, 2017; 6) December 14, 2019

Scarlett Ingrid Johansson (; born November 22, 1984) is an American actress and singer. She is the world's highest-paid actress, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, has made multiple ...more
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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 589 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

3rd ep: 1) February 10, 2001; 2) February 27, 2010; 3) December 7, 2019

Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), nicknamed "J-Lo", is an American actress, singer, dancer, fashion designer, producer and businesswoman. In 1991, Lopez began appearing as a ...more
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Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 588 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

5th ep: 1) May 14, 2005; 2) May 16, 2009; 3) May 12, 2012; 4) January 27, 2018; 5) November 23, 2019

John William Ferrell (; born July 16, 1967) is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer and businessman. He first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch ...more
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Harry Styles is listed (or ranked) 587 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

November 16, 2019 [also musical guest]

Harry Edward Styles (born 1 February 1994) is an English singer, songwriter, and actor. He rose to stardom as a member of the boy band One Direction after a 2010 audition as a solo artist for ...more
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Kristen Stewart is listed (or ranked) 586 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

2nd ep: 1) February 4, 2017; 2) November 2, 2019

Kristen Jaymes Stewart (born April 9, 1990) is an American actress and director. She is the recipient of several accolades, including a César Award, which she was the first American ...more
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Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 585 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

2nd ep: 1) November 18, 2017; 2) October 26, 2019 [also musical guest]

Chancelor Bennett, better known by his stage name Chance the Rapper, is an American hip hop recording artist from the Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. In 2013, he began to gain major ...more
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David Harbour is listed (or ranked) 584 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

October 12, 2019

David Kenneth Harbour (born 10 April 1975) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Jim Hopper in the Netflix science fiction horror series Stranger Things (2016–2019), which has ...more
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Phoebe Waller-Bridge is listed (or ranked) 583 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'
Phoebe Waller-Bridge

October 5, 2019

Phoebe Mary Waller-Bridge (born 14 July 1985) is an English actress, playwright, producer, and writer. She created, wrote, and starred in the Channel 4 sitcom Crashing (2016) and the BBC ...more
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Woody Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 582 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

4th ep: 1) November 18, 1989; 2) May 16, 1992; 3) November 15, 2014; 4) September 28, 2019

Woodrow Tracy Harrelson (born July 23, 1961) is an American actor and playwright. His breakout role came in 1985 as bartender Woody Boyd in the television sitcom Cheers. He later became known ...more
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Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 581 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

4th ep: 1) November 15, 2008; 2) December 11, 2010; 3) December 7, 2013; 4) May 18, 2019

Paul Rudd (born April 6, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and film producer. Rudd studied theater at the University of Kansas and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, before ...more
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Emma Thompson is listed (or ranked) 580 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

May 11, 2019

Dame Emma Thompson (born 15 April 1959) is an English actress, screenwriter, activist, author, and comedian. One of the UK's most acclaimed actresses, she often portrays enigmatic and matronly ...more
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Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 579 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

May 4, 2019

Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer, and musician. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star ...more
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Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 578 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

4th ep: 1) October 23, 2010; 2) November 12, 2011; 3) December 3, 2016; 4) April 13, 2019

Emily Jean "Emma" Stone (born November 6, 1988) is an American actress. The recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, she was the ...more
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Kit Harington is listed (or ranked) 577 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

April 6, 2019

Christopher Catesby Harington (born 26 December 1986), known professionally as Kit Harington, is an English actor and producer. Born in Acton, Greater London, Harington graduated from the Royal ...more
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Sandra Oh is listed (or ranked) 576 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

March 30, 2019

Sandra Miju Oh (born July 20, 1971) is a Canadian-American actress. She is best known for her roles as Cristina Yang on the ABC medical drama series Grey's Anatomy (2005–2014) and Eve Polastri ...more
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Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 575 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

March 9, 2019

Idrissa Akuna Elba (; born 6 September 1972) is an English actor, writer, producer, musician, DJ, rapper, and singer. He is known for roles including Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire, ...more
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John Mulaney is listed (or ranked) 574 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'
John Mulaney

2nd ep: 1) April 14, 2018; 2) March 2, 2019

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 ...more
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Don Cheadle is listed (or ranked) 573 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

February 16, 2019

Donald Frank Cheadle Jr. (; born November 29, 1964) is an American actor, author, director, producer and writer. Following early roles in Hamburger Hill (1987), and as the gangster ...more
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Halsey is listed (or ranked) 572 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

February 9, 2019 (also musical guest)

Ashley Nicolette Frangipane (born September 29, 1994), known professionally as Halsey, is an American singer and songwriter. Her initial recognition came from her self-released music posted on ...more
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James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 571 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

January 26, 2019

James McAvoy (; born 21 April 1979) is a Scottish actor. He made his acting debut as a teen in The Near Room (1995) and made mostly television appearances until 2003, when his feature film ...more
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Rachel Brosnahan is listed (or ranked) 570 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

January 19, 2019

Rachel Elizabeth Brosnahan (born July 12, 1990) is an American actress. As of 2019, she appears as aspiring stand-up comedian Miriam "Midge" Maisel in Prime Video's period comedy ...more
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Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 569 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

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

Matthew Paige Damon (; born October 8, 1970) is an American actor, film producer and screenwriter. He is ranked among Forbes magazine's most bankable stars and is one of the highest-grossing ...more
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Jason Momoa is listed (or ranked) 568 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

December 8, 2018

Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa (born August 1, 1979) is an American actor. He played Aquaman in the DC Extended Universe, beginning with the 2016 superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, ...more
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Claire Foy is listed (or ranked) 567 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

December 1, 2018

Claire Elizabeth Foy (born 16 April 1984) is an English actress. She studied acting at the Liverpool John Moores University and the Oxford School of Drama and made her screen debut in the pilot ...more