Saturday Night Live’s March return is going to be something special. NBC announced on Tuesday that included among its slated hosts and musical guests are Charles Barkley, This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown, and SNL veteran Bill Hader.
Barkley is set to appear on March 3, alongside Migos. Barkley previously hosted SNL episodes with Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, and Nirvana.
While Barkley and Hader aren’t novices to the late-night sketch comedy series, this will be Brown’s debut. He’s scheduled to host the following week, on March 10, featuring James Bay as the performer. Indeed, we are fully expecting a nod to the This Is Us crock pot catastrophe.
Hader will return to his alma mater on March 17 with fellow SNL veterans and the musical guests for the night, Arcade Fire. Hader was a cast member from 2005 until 2013, later returning as a host in 2014. Hopefully, we also see the return of his infamous character Stefon, the knowledgeable New York City correspondent.
Natalie Portman hosted the most recent episode on Feb. 3, where she followed up her 12-year-old infamous Lonely Planet rap with a rap video dubbed “Natalie’s Rap 2.” In her newest short, Portman spit about motherhood, dining on Tide Pods, Jar Jar Binks, and her husband Benjamin Millepied.
In January, Brown made history at both the Golden Globe Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards for being the first black man to win the awards for Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor, respectively.