Former ‘Saturday Night Live’ Writer John Mulaney to Make His Hosting Debut on the Late-Night Show

Stand-up comedian and Stern Show superfan returns to his “SNL” roots April 14

March 30, 2018
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There’ll be a familiar face on “Saturday Night Live’s” stage next month – former “SNL” writer and current stand-up comedy superstar John Mulaney. He’ll host the late-night series for the first time on April 14 along with musical guest Jack White, whose new album was released earlier this month.

Mulaney spent six seasons at “Saturday Night Live” famously co-creating the recurring character Stefon with former “SNL” star and frequent Stern Show guest Bill Hader. When Hader returned to host the March 17 episode, Mulaney came with him and made a cameo appearance during “Weekend Update” playing Stefon’s “conceptual piss artist” attorney.

When John hosted the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards earlier this year, he gave a special shout-out to the Stern Show’s own Sour Shoes while introducing one of the night’s nominees, actress Saoirse Ronan.

While this is John’s first time hosting “Saturday Night Live” he’s no stranger to big stages. He sold out a slew of shows at Radio City Music Hall in 2018 as part of his latest stand-up special “Kid Gorgeous at Radio City” which hits Netflix May 1.

Also announced as an upcoming “SNL” host is “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman, who will be making his official debut on the show. Cardi B, who appeared on the same episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” that Howard did back in October 2017, will serve as Boseman’s musical guest.

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