Adam Driver to host ‘SNL’ season opener, Kanye West to perform

Adam Driver to host ‘SNL’ season opener, Kanye West to perform

Adam Driver will host the upcoming “Saturday Evening Dwell” Season 44 premiere, NBC introduced Monday.

The “Star Wars” and “BlacKkKlansman” actor might be joined by musical visitor Kanye West. This might be Driver’s second time internet hosting the long-running sketch sequence whereas it is going to be West’s seventh look since 2005.

The announcement comes simply as “SNL’s” Michael Che and Colin Jost put together to host this yr’s Emmy Awards. The “Weekend Replace” pair, together with Kent Sublette, additionally not too long ago re-upped their offers to return as co-head writers for Season 44.

“SNL” acquired 21 Emmy nominations this yr, with the present having already received seven of these on the Artistic Arts Emmys final weekend. A kind of wins went to Tiffany Haddish, who received the award after internet hosting the present again in November. Dave Chappelle received the identical award a yr prior for internet hosting the primary post-election episode in 2016.

The Season 44 premiere will air on NBC on Sept. 29 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.

“SNL” has seen a big surge in its scores for the previous two seasons, thanks in no small half to the present’s common parodying of the Trump White Home. Season 43 averaged 9.four million viewers per episode within the Nielsen Dwell+7 scores, making it the most-watched season since 1995. Season 41 averaged 11 million.

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