'Hunger Games' Star Woody Harrelson Hosting 'Saturday Night Live' on Nov 15th with Musical Guest Kendrick Lamar
SNL takes next weekend off after Chris Rock and Prince last night (Nov 1) and will return on November 15th with Hunger Games star Woody Harrelson hosting and musical Kendrick Lamar.
Harrelson has previously hosted SNL twice, in 1989 and 1992. Lamar made his SNL debut as musical guest in 2013.
Both have new projects to promote. Harrelson is in the highly anticipated new movie with Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1, which is scheduled to released to theaters on November 21st and Lamar is expected to release his third studio album in the next several months.
The 40th Season of "SNL" kicked off on September 27th with Guardians of the Galaxy movie star Chris Pratt hosting and musical guest Ariana Grande, both making SNL debuts.
The long-time voice of "Saturday Night Live", announcer Don Pardo, passed away last month at age 96. He was hired for "SNL" in 1975. Pardo's signature vocal delivery was a staple on the series for 38 seasons. NBC has decided to bring in "SNL" alum Darrell Hammond to take over for Pardo as new announcer of the live-comedy show.
"I just knew it wouldn't be anybody who sounded like Don or replicated him," producer Lorne Michaels told USA Today. "It can't be what it was, but it could sort of be in the same tradition. And it will be nice to have Darrell around. He understands the show and will probably be helpful in ways we haven't yet figured out."
Hammond was a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" from 1995-2009 and was best known for his impressions on the show including Bill Clinton, Sean Connery, Donald Trump and several others.
"SNL" has been going through a lot of changes they have announced more today for the upcoming 40th season. Comedian/writer Michael Che is set to replace Cecily Strong as the anchor for the weekly segment "Weekend Update". Che will co-anchor the segment with Colin Jost, who began to co-anchor with Strong midway through last season.
NBC's long-running live comedy show "Saturday Night Live" has a low season last year in ratings and entertainment value. With the underwhelming seasons, the cast has also seen many key members leave the past few seasons including Kristen Wiig and Nasim Pedrad.
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