James McAvoy has been lined up as host of the next “Saturday Night Live.”
The “Glass” star will make his “SNL” hosting debut with the Jan. 26 episode of the NBC live sketch show. He will be joined by rapper Meek Mill as musical guest.
McAvoy’s episode will be the show’s second following its winter hiatus, with “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” star Rachel Brosnahan set to host this Saturday’s episode alongside musical guest Greta Van Fleet.
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The 44th season of “SNL” has already made multiple political waves. The premiere episode featured a special guest appearance by Matt Damon, playing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and musical guest Kanye West wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat on stage and giving a pro-Donald Trump speech that didn’t air.
In its final episode before Christmas, “SNL” brought back Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump for a cold open sketch parodying “It’s a Wonderful Life,” dubbed “It’s a Wonderful Trump.” In this version of the story, Baldwin’s Trump feels despondent about the way his presidency is going and wishes that he had never become president. He’s led on this journey by Clarence, played by “SNL” regular Kenan Thompson.
“Saturday Night Live” is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.