‘SNL’ Season 40: Jim Carrey Rumored to Host Early Fall Episode
Just when we thought news of 'SNL' season 40's big shakeups and early host announcements had come to a standstill before the September 27 premiere, yet another famous face may make a return appearance on the long-running NBC sketch comedy series. According to a new report, Jim Carrey will make his third hosting turn in an early season 40 episode, in promotion of upcoming sequel 'Dumb and Dumber To.'
Reports of Carrey's third hosting come from The Wrap, though no details of the musical act are known at this time, and NBC itself declined to comment on the potential for Carrey to return. Given 'Dumb and Dumber To''s November 14 release date, it stands to reason that Carrey's hosting return might take place the weekend before on November 8, if not sooner. Carrey had previously hosted in 1996 with musical guest Soundgarden, and again in 2011 with The Black Keys.
Most recently returning Darrell Hammond as a replacement for the late Don Pardo, as well as adding comedian Pete Davidson as a featured player and Michael Che as a new Weekend Update Host, 'SNL''s 40th anniversary season will see season 39 addition Mike O'Brien returning to the writer's room, complimenting the departures of fellow freshmen Brooks Wheelan, Noël Wells and John Milhiser. 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star Chris Pratt will host the September 27 premiere accompanied by Ariana Grande, followed by Sarah Silverman/Maroon 5, and alumni Bill Hader/Hozier on October 11.
We'll keep our ears to the ground for confirmation on Carrey's third time hosting, but what say you? Does 'SNL' season 40's increased starpower renew your optimism after the previous year?
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