After an impressive effort by last week's host Timothee Chalamet, musical guests Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, and the cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live, the sketch comedy/music series is getting ready to nestle in its bed for a long winter's nap. But first, there's this weekend's SNL holiday episode- the one that tends to be a bit looser and loopier, which is why there's always a host who's either a series alum or a frequent host who knows the lay of the land by now. Well, you couldn't ask for a better final host for 2020 than Kristen Wiig (Wonder Woman 1984)- do we really need to remind you of just how much of a performing powerhouse she was on the show from 2005-2012, and every appearance she made after that?
To kick off the week's build-up to the big pre-holiday break episode this weekend here's a teaser formally announcing Wiig with musical guest Dua Lipa– followed by the song that we personally need to see performed live that night:
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 (Bennett will continue as Michael 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.