Saturday Night Live likes to keep things in house, which means that the identity of future guest hosts and musical gusts are usually kept secret until SNL wants us to know who will be hosting. That was the case this week as the identity of the next new host was kept a secret until the middle of the Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake pre-Christmas episode.
It was only then that we learned the next host of SNL would be the Canadian rapper Drake, who will also be serving as musical guest on the night as well.
Drake will be able to show us if he has comedic chops or not and we can likely expect a few Degrassi shout outs as well as a few possible surprise cameos from Drake’s posse. It hasn’t really been established if Drake has a funny bone or not, but if he doesn’t should kick the year off in a big bad way. Even if he doesn’t, the anticipation of the show will tide us over from this Jimmy Fallon/Justin Timberlake episode into the brand new year of Saturday Night Live.
Here’s when you can catch the new episode of SNL with host Drake:
Date: January 18, 2014
Start Time: 11:30pm ET
Musical Guest: Drake
TV Info: NBC
Live Stream: Hulu (Full Episodes)