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Chris Rock to Host 'SNL' Oct. 3

Chris Rock during the 92nd Oscars, which aired on ABC Feb. 9, 2020
(Image credit: ABC/Craig Sjodin)

Chris Rock will host Saturday Night Live when the new season premieres Oct. 3. It will be the comedian’s third time hosting the program. Megan Thee Stallion makes her SNL musical guest debut that same day. 

Saturday Night Live starts the new season, its 46th, with five consecutive shows starting Oct. 3 on NBC

Jim Carrey will play Joe Biden in the new season. 

Rock was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1990 to 1993. His films include Top Five and I Think I Love My Wife. Rock stars in the new season of Fargo, on FX starting Sept. 27. 

Saturday Night Live is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.