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SNL: Who is hosting the next episode and when is the show back?

Clémence Michallon
·2-min read
Maya Rudolph at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on 9 February 2020 in Beverly Hills, California (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Maya Rudolph at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on 9 February 2020 in Beverly Hills, California (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Saturday Night Live is currently in its 46th season and on a brief hiatus, with plans to return at the end of the month.

After a few remote episodes last year during the coronavirus pandemic, the cast is back in its New York City studio, where it has been filming live since October 2020.

The aptly named show airs weekly, on Saturday nights. Hosts and musical guests are typically announced piecemeal by NBC, often three at a time.

Created by Lorne Michaels, SNL has aired since 1975 on NBC.

Here is everything you need to know about the next episode of SNL:

When is the next episode?

SNL is currently on break and will return with a new episode on 27 March.

What time does SNL air?

SNL airs from 11:30pm ET to 1am ET (8:30pm PT to 10pm PT), for a total duration of 90 minutes.

On rare occasions, the show might air with a delay due to sporting events broadcast ahead of it.

That was the case on 7 November 2020, when an episode hosted by Dave Chappelle started about 40 minutes behind schedule after a college football game between Clemson and Notre Dame went into overtime.

How can I watch?

Viewers in the US can watch SNL live on NBC. The show is available to stream on Hulu, with each episode being added to the platform the day after the TV broadcast. All seasons of SNL can be streamed on Peacock, NBC’s streaming service.

In the UK, SNL airs on Sky Comedy at 9pm on Sundays, the day after the US broadcast.

Viewers outside the US can also catch up on each episode’s sketches on SNL’s YouTube channel, where the segments are uploaded individually.

Who’s hosting the next episode?

SNL alum Maya Rudolph will return to Studio 8H to perform hosting duties on 27 March.

Jack Harlow will be featured as the musical guest.

Rudolph was a cast member on SNL from 2000 to 2007, and has continued appearing on the show for guest appearances since then. Recently, she has earned praise for her portrayal of Vice President Kamala Harris on the sketch show.

The comedian has hosted the show once before, in 2012.