Saturday Night Live likes to keep things in house, which means that the identity of future guest hosts and musical gusts are usually kept secret until SNL wants us to know who will be hosting. That was the case this week as the identity of the next new host was kept a secret until the middle of the Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake pre-Christmas episode.
It was only then that we learned the next host of SNL would be the Canadian rapper Drake, who will also be serving as musical guest on the night as well.
This means the first show of 2014 will feature one of the hottest artists working in the business today and it will afford him an opportunity to branch out his abilities to American audiences. Drake is primarily a rapper in the States but has an acting past in Canada after starring on Degrassi in his teenage years.
Drake will be able to show us if he has comedic chops or not and we can likely expect a few Degrassi shoutouts as well as a few possible surprise cameos from Drake’s posse.
Date: January 18, 2014
Start Time: 11:30pm ET
Musical Guest: Drake
TV Info: NBC
Live Stream: Hulu (Full Episodes)