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Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

Updated October 13, 2020 60.2k views595 items

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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  • 595
    Issa Rae is listed (or ranked) 595 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    Issa Rae

    October 17, 2020

  • 594
    Bill Burr is listed (or ranked) 594 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    October 10, 2020

  • 593
    Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 593 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

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

  • 592
    Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 592 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

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

  • 591
    Daniel Craig is listed (or ranked) 591 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

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

  • 590
    John Mulaney is listed (or ranked) 590 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    John Mulaney

    3rd ep: 1) April 14, 2018; 2) March 2, 2019; 3) February 29, 2020

  • 589
    RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 589 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    February 8, 2020

  • 588
    J. J. Watt is listed (or ranked) 588 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    February 1, 2020

  • 587
    Adam Driver is listed (or ranked) 587 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

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

  • 586
    Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 586 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

  • 585
    Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 585 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

  • 584
    Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 584 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

  • 583
    Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 583 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

  • 582
    Harry Styles is listed (or ranked) 582 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    November 16, 2019 [also musical guest]

  • 581
    Kristen Stewart is listed (or ranked) 581 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

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

  • 580
    Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 580 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

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

  • 579
    David Harbour is listed (or ranked) 579 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    October 12, 2019

  • 578
    Phoebe Waller-Bridge is listed (or ranked) 578 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    Phoebe Waller-Bridge

    October 5, 2019

  • 577
    Woody Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 577 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

  • 576
    Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 576 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

  • 575
    Emma Thompson is listed (or ranked) 575 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    May 11, 2019

  • 574
    Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 574 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    May 4, 2019

  • 573
    Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 573 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

  • 572
    Kit Harington is listed (or ranked) 572 on the list Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

    April 6, 2019

  • 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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