NBC’s announced the hosts and musical guests for the January 2018 episodes of Saturday Night Live, with the lineup set to include two first-time hosts and the return of one of the show’s former cast members. Sam Rockwell, Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Awards winner for his role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, will kick off the new year as host of the January 13th episode. Rockwell will be making his SNL debut and so will the episode’s musical guest, Halsey. Halsey’s most recent album (hopeless fountain kingdom) hit stores in June 2017 and made it to the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.
Two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain will make her SNL hosting debut on the January 20, 2018 episode. Chastain’s currently busy on the awards circuit and earning rave reviews for her performance as Molly Bloom, former Olympics hopeful skier turned poker queen, in Molly’s Game. Chastain will be joined on January 20th by fellow SNL first-timer Troye Sivan. Sivan’s new single, “My My My!”, just dropped and 20 hours after the song’s official musical video was released it had already amassed 2+ million views.
SNL will finish up January by bringing back Saturday Night Live alum Will Ferrell as host for the January 27th episode. The January 27th episode will mark Ferrell’s fourth time handling hosting duties. Ferrell, a cast member from 1995 through 2002, was most recently seen in Daddy’s Home 2 with Mark Wahlberg and The House with fellow SNL alumni Amy Poehler.
The musical guest for January 27th episode will be Chris Stapleton who’ll be performing on the show for the second time. Stapleton’s latest album, From A Room: Volume 2, was released on December 1, 2017. The first From A Room album scored the Album of the Year award at the 2017 CMA’s. It’s also been nominated in the Best Country Album category at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.