“Saturday Night Live” is getting back in the Jonah Hill business, and they are bringing along some new friends to the party.
The NBC institution announced on Monday that the Oscar-nominated actor, who most recently appeared in “The Wolf of Wall Street” alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, is going to be the host for the January 25 show, one week after Drake takes on both the hosting and performing duties for the first show of the year. This is Hill’s third time serving in this role, as he did previously around the time that “21 Jump Street” came out. Basically, we feel the same way about him hosting as we did Paul Rudd: We are a fan, but it’s also not a situation where we see his name on the marquee and we pass out with excitement.
As for the musical guest, British group Bastille will be gracing the show for the first time. This is the sort of musical guest that the show loves to get when it is doing one of their episodes sandwiched between others: Someone that most viewers may not have heard from, but they can discover them here and be a fan of later on. Bastille is probably best known for their song “Pompeii.”
“SNL” is coming off of their second-highest-rated show of the season, which is when they made the somewhat-silly choice to not have a new episode air after college football. Instead, they aired a Frankenstein show featuring some of the best sketches of the year, which is something that we are personally not that big of a fan of at all.
“SNL” will likely have at least one more episode in February to say goodbye to Seth Meyers, but there could be some off weeks in there courtesy of the Winter Olympics. We’ll let you know more as details come out.