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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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Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 588 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) 587 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) 586 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) 585 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) 584 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) 583 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) 582 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) 581 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted Saturday Night Live

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) 580 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) 579 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-songwriter. Gaining attention from self-released music on social media platforms, ...more

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James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 578 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) 577 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted Saturday Night Live

January 19, 2019

Rachel Brosnahan is an actress.

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Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 576 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) 575 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) 574 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) 573 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) 572 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

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Jonah Hill is listed (or ranked) 571 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

Jonah Hill Feldstein, better known as Jonah Hill, is an American actor, filmmaker, and comedian. He is a two-time Academy Award nominee, for his performances in the films Moneyball and The Wolf ...more

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Seth Meyers is listed (or ranked) 570 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted Saturday Night Live

October 13, 2018

Seth Adam Meyers is an American comedian, writer, producer, television host, actor, and voice actor. He currently hosts Late Night with Seth Meyers, a late-night talk show that airs on NBC. ...more

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Awkwafina is listed (or ranked) 569 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted Saturday Night Live

October 6, 2018

Nora Lum is an American rapper known by the stage name Awkwafina. She originates from the Forest Hills, Queens area located in New York City. She is self-noted for her extensive satire and ...more

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Adam Driver is listed (or ranked) 568 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted Saturday Night Live

2nd ep: 1) January 16, 2016; 2) September 29, 2018

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

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Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 567 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

Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, the ...more

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Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 566 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted Saturday Night Live

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

Amy Beth Schumer is an American stand-up comedian, writer, producer, and actress. She placed fourth on the fifth season of NBC's Last Comic Standing, and she placed second on Comedy Central's ...more

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Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 565 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted Saturday Night Live

May 5, 2018

Donald McKinley Glover, also known by his stage name Childish Gambino, is an American actor, writer, comedian, rapper, singer, and producer. He first came to attention for his work with Derrick ...more

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Chadwick Boseman is listed (or ranked) 564 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted Saturday Night Live

April 7, 2018

Chadwick Aaron Boseman is an American actor, screenwriter, and playwright. He is best known for portraying Jackie Robinson in 42 and James Brown in Get On Up.