Saturday Night Live: MGK NYC Check-In: Megan Fox, Pete Davidson & More

With only hours to go until host John Krasinski (The Office, A Quiet Place Part II) and musical guest Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) hit the stage to kick off the first episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live for 2021. Earlier today, we reported how MGK would be dedicating a song to his aunt and uncle, with who he used to watch SNL when he was younger. Now, viewers are getting a look at how he's been spending the day in New York City- beginning with a very visible arrival at Studio 8H with Megan Fox:

Saturday Night Live: MGK NYC Check-In: Megan Fox, Pete Davidson & More
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From there, a little insight into his backstage and dressing room area:

Saturday Night Live: MGK NYC Check-In: Megan Fox, Pete Davidson & More
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Now we have a look at MGK's unofficial past with SNL, courtesy of cast member Pete Davidson. Starting with the story of how he crashed the SNL Christmas party with Davidson, MGK follows up by explaining how he used to crash on Davidson's couch while SNL filmed and talk about being booked on the show one day:

Saturday Night Live: MGK NYC Check-In: Megan Fox, Pete Davidson & More
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In the two promos released earlier this week, SNL cast member Heidi Gardner reminded Krasinki of the pressures that come with hosting for the first time… the first episode back from break… on the first show of the new year… taking place on the first SNL Saturday post-Trump. And then there's the matter of disappointing Kelly, who lets Krasinksi and Gardner in on a little "family history" about his name. And don't forget that next Saturday brings first-time host and musical guest Dan Levy (Schitt's Creek) and Phoebe Bridgers take the reigns. On February 13, Regina King (Watchmen, One Night in Miami) and musical guest Nathaniel Rateliff take the helm (with the hosts/musical guests for the February 20 and 27 shows not yet announced):

Saturday Night Live's 46th season includes Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, Colin Jost, Kate McKinnon, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Ego Nwodim, Chris Redd, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Melissa Villaseñor, and Bowen Yang. Che and Jost serve as head writers, with Bryan Tucker serving as senior writer. Lauren Holt (The Filth), Punkie Johnson (Space Force), and Andrew Dismukes (Comedy Central's Colossal ClusterFest, New York Comedy Festival) are joining the cast as feature players. Alec Baldwin returned as Donald Trump, with Maya Rudolph joining them as Kamala Harris, and Jim Carrey as Joe Biden for part of the season before cast member Moffat took over the role just before the holiday break (with Bennett continuing Mike Pence).

Not including specials and digital series, Saturday Night Live has won over 70 Emmy Awards, the most for any show in television history. SNL also holds the title for the most nominated television show in Emmy history with over 275 nominations (once again, not including specials and digital series). The long-running sketch comedy and musical series is executive produced by Lorne Michaels, produced by Steve Higgins and Erik Kenward, and directed by Don Roy King. Ken Aymong serves as a supervising producer, with Lindsay Shookus, Erin Doyle, and Tom Broecker producing. The series is produced by SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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