From one New York City stage to another! Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda hosts Saturday Night Live on Saturday, October 8, and he will be joined by musical guest Twenty One Pilots. Plus, Alec Baldwin just dropped a hint that he'll be appearing again as newly embattled Donald Trump!
Miranda, 36, who marks his first time hosting the venerable NBC sketch-comedy series, is hot off the success of his Broadway phenomenon, Hamilton. The musical about the first secretary of the Treasury won a whopping 11 Tony Awards in June and it's the toughest ticket in town. The talented performer's breakthrough success was the musical In the Heights, which took home four Tonys at the 2008 ceremony.
In the promos for the October 8 episode, SNL cast member Aidy Bryant shows her admiration for the host by rapping to him, "I loved Hamilton, I saw it a ton, in terms of fun, it was a ton." After hearing her effort, Miranda replies, "Maybe you take the rest of the promo off."
SNL season 42 got off to a hot start last week, thanks in large part to Alec Baldwin's headline-making debut portraying Donald Trump. (Margot Robbie hosted and The Weeknd performed.)
Baldwin is almost certain to return as the presidential candidate on October 8, to comment on the recently surfaced 2005 audio of Trump boasting to Billy Bush about groping women and hitting on Nancy O'Dell. Hours prior to the start of this weekend's new episode, the 30 Rock alum retweeted a fan's message: "Gee, I wonder what @AlecBaldwin is up to today," a likely hint at the actor's upcoming SNL appearance.
The October 1 season premiere was seen by 11.8 million viewers within three days of airing, earning the series its biggest audience for a launch since Steve Martin hosted in 1994.
NBC announced on Friday, October 7, that The Girl on the Train's Emily Blunt will host the October 15 installment, joined by musical guest Bruno Mars.
Inferno's Tom Hanks will tally his ninth episode as host on October 22, accompanied by Lady Gaga.
Watch the hilarious promos above.
Saturday Night Live airs on NBC Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET.
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