After 35 Years, Eddie Murphy Is Returning to Host SNL in December
Saturday Night Live just announced its line-up of hosts for the month of December, and it looks like there's some serious star power heading to the stage in the coming weeks. Following Will Ferrell, who'll host the show on Nov. 23, season 45 of the sketch comedy series will continue with Jennifer Lopez hosting on Dec. 7, followed by Scarlett Johansson on Dec. 14 and Eddie Murphy on Dec. 21. The musical guests for the newly announced batch of episodes are rapper DaBaby, One Direction alum Niall Horan, and Lizzo, respectively.
Murphy's SNL appearance will be particularly special because it'll be the comedian's first time appearing on the show in 35 years, after being an official cast member from 1980 to 1984. Since leaving SNL, Murphy's starred in classic films like Beverly Hills Cop and Coming to America, and he recently appeared in the Netflix comedy Dolemite Is My Name. As for the other hosts, this will be J Lo's third time hosting and Johansson's sixth. Go ahead and get your DVRs set now, because this looks like a line-up of episodes you won't want to miss.
Hosting Saturday Night Live on Dec. 7 with musical guest DaBaby.
Hosting Saturday Night Live on Dec. 14 with musical guest Niall Horan.
Hosting Saturday Night Live on Dec. 21 with musical guest Lizzo.