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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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  • 596
    John Mulaney

    John Mulaney

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

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  • 595
    Adele

    October 24, 2020

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    Issa Rae

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    October 17, 2020

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  • 593
    Bill Burr

    October 10, 2020

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  • 592
    Chris Rock

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

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  • 591
    Kristen Wiig

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

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  • 590
    Daniel Craig

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

  • 589
    RuPaul

    February 8, 2020

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  • 588
    J. J. Watt

    February 1, 2020

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  • 587
    Adam Driver

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

  • 586
    Eddie Murphy

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

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  • 585
    Scarlett Johansson

    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

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  • 584
    Jennifer Lopez

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

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  • 583
    Will Ferrell

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

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  • 582
    Harry Styles

    November 16, 2019 [also musical guest]

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  • 581
    Kristen Stewart

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

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  • 580
    Chance The Rapper

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

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  • 579
    David Harbour

    October 12, 2019

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  • 578
    Phoebe Waller-Bridge

    Phoebe Waller-Bridge

    October 5, 2019

  • 577
    Woody Harrelson

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

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  • 576
    Paul Rudd

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

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  • 575
    Emma Thompson

    May 11, 2019

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  • 574
    Adam Sandler

    May 4, 2019

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    Emma Stone

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

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    Kit Harington

    April 6, 2019

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