Hamilton composer, lyricist, and star Lin-Manuel Miranda is set to host Saturday Night Live season 42, episode two, on NBC. The musical guest that week is Twenty One Pilots, featuring Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun.
The SNL season 42 repertory players include: Vanessa Bayer, Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Leslie Jones, Colin Jost, Kate McKinnon, Kyle Mooney, Bobby Moynihan, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, and Sasheer Zamata. This season’s new featured players are Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseñor, and Mikey Day. Creator Lorne Michaels executive produces.
Here is the NBC press release.
News September 28, 2016
LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA TO HOST ‘SNL’ OCT. 8 WITH MUSICAL GUEST TWENTY ONE PILOTS
NEW YORK — Sept. 28, 2016 —Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Pulitzer Prize-award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda is set to host the Oct. 8 telecast of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”
Miranda, who is making his “SNL” hosting debut, recently finished his Broadway run as the composer, lyricist and performer in the musical sensation “Hamilton.”
Twenty One Pilots will make their “SNL” debut alongside Miranda. The duo (Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun) recently made history becoming the first alternative group ever with two simultaneous singles in the top five on the Billboard Hot 100 — “Ride,” from their multi-platinum studio album “Blurryface,” and “Heathens,” from “Suicide Squad: The Album.”
“SNL” returns Oct. 1 with host Margot Robbie and musical guest The Weeknd.
“Saturday Night Live” is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.
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