It was a big year for NBC's “Saturday Night Live,” thanks in large part to its 40th anniversary event in February. And now, many are excited for the upcoming Season 41 season of the popular sketch comedy show. With the October premiere fast approaching, the show has announced the three celebrity guest hosts who will kick off the next year of laughs.
— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) August 17, 2015
NBC revealed Monday that Miley Cyrus, Amy Schumer and Tracy Morgan will be the first three guest hosts of the 2015-16 season, hosting on Oct. 3, Oct. 10 and Oct. 17, respectively. Cyrus’ name has recently shot to the top of the pop culture conversation thanks to her upcoming gig hosting MTV’s Video Music Awards (VMAs). The 22-year-old pop singer will be the first new host of the VMAs since 2012, when Kevin Hart took over. According to Entertainment Weekly, the VMAs went without a host in 2013 and 2014.
— Tish Cyrus (@tishcyrus) August 17, 2015
Schumer, the 34-year-old standup star, has been blowing up in 2015 thanks to her uproariously funny Comedy Central series “Inside Amy Schumer,” as well as her first movie, “Trainwreck.” The star has worked in comedy for several years, having gotten her big break on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2007. She’ll likely fit right in with the “SNL” cast, and already tweeted her excitement about her hosting gig.
I'm hosting SNL October 10th!!! I've been working on ideas for a long time and consulting with my people. pic.twitter.com/dK10fZGH3p
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) August 17, 2015
The inclusion of Morgan as a guest host is a big surprise. After surviving a near-fatal auto accident in June 2014, the former star of "30 Rock" will return to the stage that first made him famous. Morgan was riding with fellow comedian and friend James McNair when their limo was rear-ended by a Walmart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike. The crash killed McNair and left Morgan with serious injuries. The actor has been recovering in private ever since, appearing only on NBC's “Today” in June, to discuss the incident with Matt Lauer. At the time, Morgan was still walking with a cane. Fans will no doubt be thrilled to see him fully recovered and back on the “Saturday Night Live” stage.
Stoked to be going home...#SNL
— Tracy Morgan (@RealTracyMorgan) August 17, 2015
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