Lin-Manuel Miranda To Host Saturday Night Live On October 8

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Saturday Night Live will return on October 1st with host Margot Robbie and musical guest The Weeknd (but without former cast members Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah and Jon Rudnitsky). That's cool, but the even better news is that Hamilton creator/ubiquitous creative person around town Lin-Manuel Miranda will host on October 8th! Sadly, the musical guest isn't the rest of the Hamilton cast, but if Daveed Diggs makes a surprise guest appearance I will keel over and die of joy.

Miranda's joined by Twenty One Pilots, which I am told is a band. This'll be his first time hosting the show, and he seems pretty excited:


No word yet on the rest of the hosts this year, but the new season will feature SNL staff writer Mikey Day, improv alum Alex Moffat and LA-based comedian Melissa Villaseñor, all of whom will make their debuts in this week's premiere.

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