Saturday Night Live might be taking a little break for the next few weeks, but don't worry, because the cast and crew have a lot in store for the future! After the month-long hiatus, the hilarious Maya Rudolph will be making her grand SNL comeback on March 27th.
As the evening's host, Rudolph will be joined by musical guest Jack Harlow, famous for his songs WHATS POPPIN, Way Out, and more. The 22-year-old rapper will be making his SNL debut and called his upcoming performance a "dream come true," as he "grew up watching SNL with my family every weekend," Harlow shared. "I vividly remember seeing Kanye perform Love Lockdown and Heartless in 2008. Thank you for making this happen."
Rudolph, on the other hand, is no stranger to the SNL stage. She was a consistent castmember from 2000-2007, but even though she's no longer a regular, she still makes an appearance from time to time. After all, it's no secret that she can make just about anyone in the crowd laugh, so parting ways with her entirely just didn't seem like an option for the show's producers; It was only a matter of time before she returned.
The only factor that needed to be figured out was how Maya would commute from Los Angeles to New York, but hey, if there's a will, there's a way, right?! "I love going to the show," Rudolph shared. "Any excuse I can get, I love. I just didn't really anticipate traveling during a pandemic, but if there's anyone that can work it out, I'm sure [series creator] Lorne [Michaels] has some sort of invisible helicopter that can get me there," she joked. Maya's thrilled to be playing the part of vice President Kamala Harris in the future, saying, "I smelled it coming."
Before beginning the month-long break, SNL welcomed host Nick Jonas on February 27th for the very first time. He was joined by his brother, Kevin, making for a hysterical opening monologue. Nick was also the musical guest for the evening, making for an incredible show overall. So, SNL fans, stay tuned for March 27th, as Maya Rudolph returns to the stage with endless jokes.