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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

  • John Mulaney596

    John Mulaney

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

    John Edmund Mulaney (born August 26, 1982) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer,... more on Wikipedia


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  • Adele595

    October 24, 2020

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  • Issa Rae594

    Issa Rae

    October 17, 2020

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  • Bill Burr593

    October 10, 2020

    William Frederic Burr (born June 10, 1968) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and... more on Wikipedia
  • Chris Rock592

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

    Christopher Julius Rock (born February 7, 1965) is an American comedian, actor, writer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Kristen Wiig591

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

    Kristen Carroll Wiig (; born August 22, 1973) is an American actress, comedian, writer, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Daniel Craig590

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

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  • RuPaul589

    February 8, 2020

    RuPaul Andre Charles (born November 17, 1960) is an American drag queen, actor, model, singer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • J. J. Watt588

    February 1, 2020

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  • Adam Driver587

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

    Adam Douglas Driver is an American actor of stage, screen and television. After serving in the... more on Wikipedia
  • Eddie Murphy586

    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... more on Wikipedia

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  • Scarlett Johansson585

    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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  • Jennifer Lopez584

    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,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Will Ferrell583

    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... more on Wikipedia

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  • Harry Styles582

    November 16, 2019 [also musical guest]

    Harry Edward Styles (born 1 February 1994) is an English singer, songwriter, and actor. He... more on Wikipedia

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  • Kristen Stewart581

    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... more on Wikipedia

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  • Chance The Rapper580

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

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  • David Harbour579

    October 12, 2019

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  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge578

    Phoebe Waller-Bridge

    October 5, 2019

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  • Woody Harrelson577

    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... more on Wikipedia

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  • Paul Rudd576

    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... more on Wikipedia

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  • Emma Thompson575

    May 11, 2019

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  • Adam Sandler574

    May 4, 2019

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  • Emma Stone573

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

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  • Kit Harington572

    April 6, 2019

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