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‘SNL’ Sets Ayo Edebiri as Host With Jennifer Lopez as Musical Guest

Ayo Edebiri is stepping into the spotlight as the host of “Saturday Night Live” on Feb. 3, accompanied by the musical talents of Jennifer Lopez.

This represents a significant moment for Edebiri, known for her role as Sydney Adamu in FX’s “The Bear.” She recently achieved a trifecta of successes, winning the supporting comedy actress Emmy for her stellar performance in the show’s first season. Notably, she also clinched both Critics Choice and Golden Globe awards for her lead comedy actress role in Season 2.

Beyond her upcoming debut as a host on “Saturday Night Live,” Edebiri has been making waves in the film industry with appearances in 2023 releases such as “Bottoms” and “Theater Camp.” As a talented writer, she has contributed to hit shows like Netflix’s “Big Mouth” and Apple TV+’s “Dickinson.” Additionally, she has played supporting roles in both series and earned a Writers Guild of America Award nomination for FX’s “What We Do in the Shadows.”

Jennifer Lopez, an entertainment icon, will bring her musical prowess to the “SNL” stage. Anticipation is high for her upcoming album, “This Is Me… Now,” scheduled for release on Feb. 16, alongside a narrative film of the same name on Amazon Prime Video. The lead single, “Can’t Get Enough,” made its debut on Jan. 10.

Lopez has a storied history with “SNL,” first appearing as a musical guest in 2000. Over the years, she has taken on the dual roles of both host and musical guest in episodes from 2001 and 2010. In 2019, she delivered a memorable performance alongside host DaBaby.

The most recent episode of “SNL” featured Jacob Elordi as the host and Reneé Rapp as the musical guest. Looking ahead to Jan. 27, Dakota Johnson is set to host alongside musical guest Justin Timberlake.

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