And John Krasinski! And Regina King!
Saturday Night Live is set to return with its first episode of the new year on Jan. 30, and it just announced the line-up of this and two other shows, leaving fans rightly losing their marbles because, OMG, Dan Levy is one of the hosts.
The always-impressive John Krasinski will be kicking things off as host on the 30th with Machine Gun Kelly as the musical guest. The actor shared his good news on Twitter today, saying simply, “Aaaaaand cue the pinching myself.” While this, in and of itself, would be a day-maker, SNL also announced Levy will follow on Feb. 6th with none other than Phoebe Bridgers as musical guest.
Levy, Schitt’s Creek co-creator and star is a beloved icon since he appeared on the show. As soon as the announcement was made, his fans couldn’t get on Twitter fast enough to share their reaction to the good news:
Levy, who likely just finished celebrating his four personal Emmy wins for the final season of Schitt’s Creek, also recently appeared in HBO’s Coastal Elites and Hulu’s Happiest Season. But he managed to relay his joy over the SNL show with four very powerful letters: “OMFG.” This will be Levy’s first major TV appearance since Schitt’s Creek ended.
If Krasinski and Levy weren’t enough to kick February right in the balls (in a good way), SNL will welcome Regina King, as host on Feb. 13, which is a Valentine’s Day present to us all. King is still on a high after her big-screen directorial debut with One Night in Miami. Nathaniel Rateliff will be that week’s musical guest.
Krasinski, who recently hosted the uber-popular digital series Some Good News and directed A Quiet Place Part II, was actually set to host SNL back in March, but the episode was shut down as a result of the pandemic.
All three hosts will join SNL for the first time and will join a star-studded 46th season which included Chris Rock, Bill Burr, Issa Rae, John Mulaney, Dave Chappelle, Jason Bateman, Timothée Chalamet, and Kristen Wiig. While there are most certainly big shoes to fill, we’re pretty sure Levy, like everything else, will knock this out of the park.
It’s been over a month since the last episode of Saturday Night Live aired their final show of 2020 just before Christmas. A lot has chanced since then (ahem Biden is now our President), so it will be fun to see all Trump news ushered out (though we will always love Alec Baldwin’s portrayal) and new characters step in.
If anyone needs me, I’ll just be over her patiently waiting for Feb. 6 to arrive.