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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 "Eddie" Murphy is an American comedian, actor, writer, singer, and director. Box-office takes from Murphy's films make him the 4th-highest grossing actor in the United ...more
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Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 590 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 "Will" Ferrell is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer. Ferrell first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show ...more
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Harry Styles is listed (or ranked) 589 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) 588 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. She is best known for playing Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga. She has also starred in films such as Panic Room (2002), ...more
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Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 587 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) 586 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

October 12, 2019

David Kenneth Harbour (born April 10, 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) 585 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) 584 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 "Woody" Harrelson is an American actor, activist, and playwright. He is a double Academy Award nominee, seven time Emmy Award nominee and one time winner. His breakout ...more
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Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 583 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 Stephen Rudd is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He has primarily appeared in comedies, and is known for his roles in the films Clueless, Wet Hot American Summer, ...more
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Emma Thompson is listed (or ranked) 582 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

May 11, 2019

Emma Thompson is a British actress, comedienne, screenwriter and author. Cited as one of the greatest British actresses of her generation, she is known for her portrayals of reticent women in ...more
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Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 581 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

May 4, 2019

Adam Richard Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, entrepreneur, film producer, and musician. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many ...more
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Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 580 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 best known for her performances in La La Land, for which she won an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Golden ...more
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Kit Harington is listed (or ranked) 579 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

April 6, 2019

Christopher Catesby "Kit" Harington is an English actor who rose to fame playing the role of Jon Snow, one of the main characters in the series Game of Thrones. Harington also played ...more
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Sandra Oh is listed (or ranked) 578 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

March 30, 2019

Sandra Miju Oh is a Canadian actress known for her role as Dr. Cristina Yang on ABC's medical drama Grey's Anatomy, a role that earned her Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards, as well as ...more
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Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 577 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

March 9, 2019

Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba is a British actor, producer, singer, rapper, and DJ. Elba is best known for his portrayal of Russell "Stringer" Bell in the HBO series The Wire, ...more
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John Mulaney is listed (or ranked) 576 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'
John Mulaney

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

John Mulaney is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He is best known for his work as a writer on Saturday Night Live and as a standup comedian. He was the creator and star of the ...more
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Don Cheadle is listed (or ranked) 575 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

February 16, 2019

Donald Frank "Don" Cheadle, Jr. is an American actor. Cheadle had an early role in Picket Fences and followed it with performances in Devil in a Blue Dress, Rosewood and Boogie Nights. ...more
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Halsey is listed (or ranked) 574 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) 573 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

January 26, 2019

ames McAvoy is a Scottish actor. He made his acting debut as a teen in 1995's The Near Room and continued to make mostly television appearances until the late 2000s. His notable television work ...more
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Rachel Brosnahan is listed (or ranked) 572 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) 571 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

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

Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon is an American actor, screenwriter and producer. His career was launched with the success of his and Ben Affleck's Academy Award-winning screenplay, Good ...more
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Jason Momoa is listed (or ranked) 570 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

December 8, 2018

Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa is an American actor, model, director, writer, and producer. He is known for his television roles as Ronon Dex on the military science fiction television series ...more
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Claire Foy is listed (or ranked) 569 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

December 1, 2018

Claire Foy is an English actress, best known for playing the title role in the BBC One production of Little Dorrit, Anna in the 2011 film Season of the Witch, Erin Matthews in the Channel 4 ...more
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Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 568 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

Steven John "Steve" Carell is an American actor, comedian, director, producer and writer. After a five-year stint on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Carell found greater fame for ...more
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Liev Schreiber is listed (or ranked) 567 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

November 10, 2018

Isaac Liev Schreiber is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. He became known during the late 1990s and early 2000s, having appeared in several independent films, and later ...more