“Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” star Rachel Brosnahan will host the first “Saturday Night Live” of 2019, NBC announced on Monday.
Brosnahan will be making her “SNL” hosting debut when the late-night series returns on Saturday, Jan. 19.
Greta Van Fleet will also make their debut as the musical guest. The band recently received four 2019 Grammy Award nominations and their first full-length studio album, “Anthem of the Peaceful Army,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart.
The 44th season of “SNL” has already 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.
Trump has blasted “SNL” as a “democratic spin machine.”
“Saturday Night Live” is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.