NBC’s announced the lineup of hosts and musical guests for the upcoming March 2018 episodes of Saturday Night Live. Season 43 of SNL continues on March 3rd with NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley taking on hosting duties. The March 3rd episode will mark the former NBA superstar’s fourth time as host. Barkley’s currently TNT’s Inside the NBA studio analyst and also acts as a studio analyst during the Turner/CBS NCAA March Madness coverage.
Barkley will be joined on the March 3rd SNL episode by Grammy Award nominees Migos who’ll be making their debut on the SNL stage. Migos just released their Culture II album, debuting in the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart during its first week in release.
First-timer Sterling K. Brown will host the March 10th episode of Saturday Night Live. Brown won a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild awards for his work in NBC’s compelling dramatic series, This Is Us. He also won Emmy Awards in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category for This Is Us and in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie category for his performances as Christopher Darden in American Crime Story.
Brown’s currently in theaters playing N’Jobu in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther. He recently wrapped up work on Hotel Artemis with Jodie Foster and on writer/director Shane Black’s The Predator.
The March 10th episode will also mark the first time three-time Grammy nominee James Bay will be the variety show’s musical guest. Bay just released his new single, “Wild Love,” on February 8th.
SNL season 43 tapped Will Ferrell to host the January 27, 2018 episode, bringing back the popular alum for what turned out to be one of the highest rated episodes of the season. (Ferrell appeared in every skit including taking part in the “Weekend Update” segment.) The network’s dipping back into the alumni pool, signing up Bill Hader to host the March 17th episode. The March 17th episode will be Hader’s second time as the show’s host.
Hader’s keeping busy with the upcoming HBO comedy series, Barry. Hader created the series and serves as executive producer, director, and the series’ main star. Barry is set to premiere on March 25th.
Joining Bill Hader on the March 17th episode will be Arcade Fire. The group was the show’s musical guest on three previous occasions.