‘SNL’ Taps Saoirse Ronan, James Franco and Kevin Hart as Hosts

SNL Names December 2017 Hosts

NBC’s set the lineup of hosts and musical guests for the December 2017 episodes of Saturday Night Live. Two-time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan (Atonement, Brooklyn) will take the SNL stage as host for the first time on December 2, 2017. Ronan’s currently starring in Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, delivering a buzzed-about performance that could possibly lead to her third Oscar nomination.

The December 2nd episode will be an Irish-centric one as Ronan hosts and U2 is on board as the musical guest. U2 will be making their fourth appearance on SNL. The band’s set to release their 14th album, Songs of Experience, on December 1st. They also have the “eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE” North American tour scheduled to kick off in May 2018.

The Disaster Artist director and star James Franco will handle hosting duties on December 9th. The December episode will mark Franco’s fourth time taking on the SNL hosting gig. James Franco will be joined on December 9th by musical guest SZA. SZA’s Ctrl hit the #3 spot on Billboard’s 200 chart and has been certified gold.

New Saturday Night Live December episodes will finish up with Kevin Hart set to host on December 16th. Hart will be making his third appearance as the Saturday Night Live host just days prior to the release of his new action comedy, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. The Jumanji sequel was directed by Jake Kasdan (Bad Teacher) and stars Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, and Nick Jonas. In addition to his film work, Hart’s keeping busy with his comedy tour, “The Irresponsible Tour.”

The December 16th episode will feature musical guests, the Foo Fighters. Foo Fighters will be entertaining the SNL audience for the seventh time, and will be supporting their most recent album, Concrete and Gold, released on September 15th. Their current stadiums and arenas tour continues in cities throughout 2018.