Coming back to the home that helped him get his start, John Mulaney will be returning to New York, visiting 30 Rock and hosting Saturday Night Live later this month. In an effort to promote his new upcoming Netflix comedy special, Kid Gorgeous at Radio City, the former SNL writer will be hosting for the first time since breaking out as a funny man.
Mulaney will make his hosting debut on April 14, 2018, but he previously wrote for the sketch comedy show for six seasons, sometimes making guest appearances on “Weekend Update” segments, and winning an Emmy back in 2011 for his work on the show.
Mulaney posted a tweet regarding the announcement by simply saying, "Oh boy." One can only guess what that means... Clearly a creative mind with a knack for how the material is written for the show, it could be one of SNL's better episodes.
Fans are hoping to see Bill Hader and Mulaney team up for a Weekend Update sketch, that would include the Stefon character Hader made famous and Mulaney helped create. The two were close during his time on the show, Mulaney often changing lines at the last minute in an effort to get Hader to crack on camera and laugh while trying to deliver new lines.
Mulaney won't be the only first-time host in April, as SNL will see Chadwick Boseman host the week prior. Boseman is famous in 2017-18 for his leading role in Black Panther which has grossed more than $1.2 billion since its release.
In addition to Mulaney's work on Saturday Night Live, he has worked for a number of years as a stand-up comedian, performing for Live at Gotham, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Late Night With Conan O'Brien, and Comedy Central Presents.
Mulaney was also the creator and star of a self-titled sitcom on Fox. His new comedy special, “Kid Gorgeous at Radio City,” will launch on Netflix on May 1.