Comedian John Mulaney and actor Daniel Craig will be making their return to the Studio 8H stage for another hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live.” This will mark Mulaney’s third time to take on the SNL stage and a second time for Craig.
Announced by NBC on Thursday, the former SNL writer will be hosting on February 29’s episode of the long-running variety sketch show. David Byrne will be appearing as a musical guest for the episode taking a break from his musical, David Byrne’s American Utopia on Broadway.
Meanwhile, Craig is scheduled to take the stage on March 7. The James Bond actor will be appearing on the show a month prior to the theatrical release of “No Time to Die.” The latest Bond film — also starring Oscar-winning actor Rami Malek — will premiere on April 10. For that episode, The Weeknd will make his third musical appearance on the show.
Unfortunately, Mulaney had to re-schedule a show in Toronto, Canada to appear on his scheduled episode. This led SNL honcho Lorne Michaels to share a hilarious public apology to his “fellow Canadians” for booking Mulaney on the same day.
“My fellow Canadians, I hope you will forgive John Mulaney for having to reschedule his February 28th show in Toronto so that he can host Saturday Night Live that weekend,” Michaels wrote in a letter posted by Mulaney on his Instagram account.
“I think considering the state of affairs that this country is in, the need for John is greater in New York right now.”
Ben is is a senior journalist and sport columnist for Best in Australia. He previously worked for the BC and other radio stations.