Aubrey Plaza to Host First 'SNL' of 2023

She'll be joined by musical guest Sam Smith, with Michael B. Jordan and Lil Baby on deck for the following week

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BY Megan LaPierrePublished Jan 6, 2023

Some things just make sense: preeminent cinephile and Ted Lasso detractor Aubrey Plaza will officially be the first Saturday Night Live host for 2023, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

SNL revealed its initial guest stars for the year on Twitter yesterday (January 5). Plaza is set to host the January 21 episode, where she'll be joined by musical guest Sam Smith. The following week, on January 28, Michael B. Jordan will host the show, with a performance by Lil Baby.
The late-night sketch comedy staple's most recent episode aired on December 17 — an instalment that saw longtime cast member Cecily Strong bid a tearful goodbye. Austin Butler hosted and Lizzo stepped in as musical guest after the Yeah Yeah Yeahs had to cancel their appearance.

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