Owen Wilson gave his opening monologue on Saturday Night Live during the first episode of the season, and it was a real “wow” moment.
With a musical performance from country-pop superstar Kacey Musgraves, Wilson kicked off season 47 of the skit comedy show with a bang, touching on being a middle child, only reading the good reviews, Cars 3, and more.
While Saturday marked the “Loki” actor’s first time hosting the show, SNL is also seeing some other big-name newbies take on the role throughout the month of October. Also hosting this month are Kim Kardashian (Oct. 8), Rami Malek (Oct. 16) and show alum Jason Sudeikis (Oct. 23). Musical guests will include Halsey, Young Thug, and Brandie Carlile.
Late last month, series mastermind Lorne Michaels spoke on cast returns, which fans will be able to get a good feel for throughout tonight’s season premiere.
“I don’t think anyone will be heartbroken. People will be happy with what we have [coming up],” he said in the Emmys virtual press room. “That was me being evasive. We’re just finalizing one thing and we always tell [information about] the first four shows at the same time. There’s some new cast [coming on]. They’ll be announced next week.”
Take a look at Wilson’s show opener above.