John Cena and Casey Affleck Round Out SNL’s 2016 HostsKevin Fitzpatrick |
We’ve already got on our dancing shoes for La La Land star Emma Stone to make her SNL return this weekend with musical guest Shawn Mendes, but what of the other December slots? Studio 8H may need to widen its doorways, as John Cena has now booked his SNL debut, with Manchester By the Sea star Casey Affleck closing out 2016.
Where Stone will host this weekend’s first December 2016 outing, the following week will see Trainwreck star and wrestling personality Cena making his SNL hosting debut on December 10, joined by musical guest Maren Morris. December 17 will see Affleck join his five-timer brother as an SNL host for the first time, along with returning musical guest Chance the Rapper.
Affleck is a somewhat unusual choice for the final 2016 host, as last year saw former alum Tina Fey and Amy Poehler sharing the spotlight (and later winning an Emmy for it), while previous December finales have also leaned toward alumni like Jimmy Fallon and Martin Short.
Either way, SNL will return from Thanksgiving break this weekend with Emma Stone, so stay tuned for the latest.
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