Kristen Wiig To Host ‘SNL’; Ben Affleck To Close Out Season
Kristen Wiig is returning to Studio 8H — for one night only.
NBC announced on Friday that the former Saturday Night Live cast member will host the May 11 episode, along with musical guests Vampire Weekend. Wiig bid adieu to her SNL family nearly one year ago after seven seasons and an endless list of brilliant characters (please bring back Target woman and Taylor Swift).
Ben Affleck will host the season finale on May 18, with music from Kanye West, the network also announced.
SNL trivia: Affleck, who last hosted the show in 2008, will be the newest member of the Five Timers Club (which welcomed Justin Timberlake in March) with his appearance.
Since leaving SNL, Wiig has taken on a long list of major projects, including The Secret Life of Walter Mitty with Ben Stiller, the Anchorman sequel and a guest appearance on the new season of Arrested Development.
Saturday Night Live will next air on May 4 with host Zach Galifianakis and musical guests Of Monsters and Men.
Are you looking forward to Kristen Wiig’s return to SNL? What are some of your favorite Wiig characters or sketches from past seasons?