Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Kerry Washington To Host SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE On November 2

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE returns with back-to-back new episodes starting October 26.

Academy Award nominated actor Edward Norton makes his first appearance as SNL host on October 26. Norton will next be on screen in the 2014 feature films, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman.

Janelle Mon´e makes her musical guest debut. Mon´e is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and performance artist whose celebrated sophomore album "The Electric Lady" is in stores now.

On November 2, Kerry Washington makes her SNL hosting debut. Washington was recently nominated for an Emmy Award for her work on the hit television series SCANDAL.

Eminem returns for his sixth appearance as musical guest. The Grammy Award winner's highly anticipated new album, "The Marshall Mathers LP 2," is set for release on November 5.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.


  1. Being that SNL has no current female African American cast member, my guess is that there will be at least one Michelle Obama sketch in this episode that Kerry Washington will be hosting. I know a lot of people mentioned the absence of a Black female cast member (myself included), so I guess this is SNL's attempt to deal with this glaring issue.

    1. That's a great point. I wish I had thought of it! The show gets a hot star to host and tries to cover themselves against criticism at the same time. I love Kerry so I'm excited to see what she does on SNL. The writing is always very hit and miss, and some weeks it feels like the writers are making more of an effort than others. Perhaps the controversy about the lack of black females in the cast will inspire them to give her their very best material.

    2. I forgot to mention that I'm glad she will be hosting (lol).

      You're right, though, Scandal is a hot show with many fans and Ms. Kerry is very much in demand, so in that respect, she is like any other guest that SNL has when they want to capitalize off of that star's popularity.

      And like you, Roger, I hope SNL will be inspired to come up with the 'goods' with their sketches for her :)
      There hasn't been a Michelle Obama sketch since Maya Rudolph exited, so I actually am looking forward to seeing one. I wasn't being sarcastic there(LOL) .

    3. The last time Maya hosted was the last time I thought the SNL writers really brought it with a great episode beginning to end (obviously they love her). Kerry is such a big President Obama supporter I'd be really fascinated to see her take on Michelle Obama. It all comes down to the writing (I guess everything scripted does).