Over the course of 47 seasons, Saturday Night Live has handed over the reins of hosting to a number of celebrities and influences. From Hollywood veterans like Christopher Walken to athletes such as former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, the skit-based comedy series has had a myriad of talented individuals step into the role with great success and created countless laughs along the way. Some individuals do such a good job as host, they got invited back for a repeat performance in hopes of delivering another memorable experience for the crowd and audience at home; one man is gearing up to host Saturday Night Live for the fifth time however. Paul Rudd is set to join the elite club of individuals to have hosted Saturday Night Live five times, with a new promo teaser from NBC highlighting his upcoming appearance as host.
Rudd has been working in Hollywood in the 1990’s, appearing in a variety of television series and specials before making his big Hollywood debut in the 1995 film Clueless. Since then he has amassed quite the resume, starring in films such as 2004’s Anchorman as well as joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Ant-Man. It is subsequently of no surprise that Paul Rudd is no stranger to Saturday Night Live, however his upcoming appearance puts him in elite company. Alongside Rudd, after his upcoming performance, the list of individuals who have hosted the show five times includes Will Ferrell, Dwayne Johnson, Jonah Hill, Melissa McCarthy as well as a few other remarkable names. He will be joined by Charli XCX as the musical guest, and you can catch them both on tonight’s Saturday Night Live.
While no one has come close to Alec Baldwin’s impressive feat of seventeen stints as host of Saturday Night Live, Rudd is certainly joining some impressive company. The show has been revered for its comedic genius for decades now, and the talented actor has the opportunity to say he is a part of that history in a way that most cannot. Catch Paul Rudd as host and Charli XCX as musical guest on tonight’s episode of Saturday Night Live.