Saturday Night Live is back for it’s 48th season on NBC. The sketch comedy show has seen quite a few notable departures from its cast, including fan favorites in Pete Davidson, Melissa Villaseñor, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, and Kyle Mooney. But as they say, the show must go on and there are three new episodes in October. Here’s a quick breakdown of who the musical guests on SNL this month will be:
The first musical guest of the new SNL season is Kendrick Lamar. The Compton rapper appeared on this month’s first episode on October 1st, which was hosted by Top Gun: Maverick star Miles Teller. Kendrick performed a medley of “Rich Spirit” and “N95” as his first song and then played “Father Time” with Sampha for his second song. This was Kendrick’s third time appearing as the musical guest on SNL.
The October 8th episode will be hosted by Irish actor Brendan Gleeson and the musical guest is Willow. The daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith is supporting her newest album, Copingmechanism, and the soaring pop punk star said that she’s “…just so grateful and so excited, but also sh*tting my pants, slightly.” This will be her second appearance on SNL this year after joining Camila Cabello five months ago to perform their song “Psychofreak.”
Megan Thee Stallion
The next SNL episode of the month, which airs on October 15th, will have Megan Thee Stallion playing double duty as the musical guest and it’s none other than Megan Thee Stallion. Judging by how Meg embraced her cameo on She Hulk: Attorney At Law last month, she’ll have no trouble singing and acting with the SNL cast.
— TINA SNOW (@theestallion) September 20, 2022
SNL is really leaning into the host/musical guest combos this year. On October 29th, Jack Harlow will take the baton from Megan Thee Stallion and fill both the role of host and musical guest. It’ll be his first time hosting and second time performing.
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