‘SNL’s Last Three Hosts This Season: Galifianakis, Wiig, Affleck
NBC announced an impressive roster of guests for this season’s final episodes of SNL today. Kristen Wiig and Ben Affleck will be joining previously-announced Zach Galifianakis as hosts of the last string of episodes. Here’s the lineups for those shows:
May 4th – Zach Galifianakis with musical guest Of Monsters and Men
May 11th – Kristen Wiig with Vampire Weekend
May 18th – Ben Affleck with Kanye West
This will be former cast member Kristen Wiig’s first time hosting the show. She departed SNL last May after seven seasons to focus on her movie career. She is the first former cast member to host for the first time since Maya Rudolph and Jimmy Fallon did so last season. With his May 18th appearance, Ben Affleck will be joining the Five-Timers Club, a prestigious group of SNL hosts who have done the show five times. It seems awfully soon to induct another member into the Five-Timers Club after Justin Timberlake just joined a month ago and was the subject of an elaborate Five-Timers Club sketch featuring Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks, Paul Simon, Chevy Chase, Candice Bergen, Dan Aykroyd, and Martin Short. They’re really gonna have to pull out all the stops during Affleck’s monologue May 18th to top that one.