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Ayo Edebiri to Host SNL on February 3 with Musical Guest Jennifer Lopez

The Bear star, writer, and stand-up comedian Ayo Edebiri will host Saturday Night Live for her first time, with Jennifer Lopez returning to perform 24 years after her debut as an SNL musical guest. 

By Samantha Vincenty

The Host for Saturday Night Live's February 3 episode is a rising star who was known for her work on the page and the stage before she began collecting awards for her role on one of TV's buzziest shows, The Bear. And the musical guest has pulled double duty as Host and musical guest twice, with the upcoming episode marking her fourth time performing in Studio 8H. 

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Read on for details on SNL's next host and musical guest.

Who is hosting Saturday Night Live on February 3, 2024?

Ayo Edebiri!

Ayo Edebiri has played chef Sydney on the TV series The Bear since 2022, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe, and a Critics Choice Award in 2024.

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Edebiri also had a huge year in film roles in 2023, including a role in the movie Theater Camp, co-starring in the comedy BOTTOMS, voicing April O'Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, and voicing Glory in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. 

Ayo Edebiri smiles in a white dress and red lipstick at an event

You also may recognize Edebiri's voice work as Missy Foreman-Greenwald on the animated series Big Mouth, and as Harriet Tubman on Clone High. She's also appeared onscreen in the TV series I Think You Should Leave, and has guest-starred as April 1, 2023 SNL Host Quinta Brunson's sister on Abbott Elementary. 

But stand-up comic Edebiri is a talented writer as well. Prior to The Bear, she was a staff writer on the Apple series Dickinson, and even scripted an episode of vampire sitcom What We Do in the Shadows. Watching Edebiri mix it up with SNL's Season 49 cast is sure to be a guaranteed good time. 

Who is the musical guest for Saturday Night Live on February 3, 2024?

Jennifer Lopez!

J.Lo is certainly no stranger to SNL. Lopez last hosted the show on December 7, 2019. and she's been Host and musical guest twice: on February 10, 2001, and February 27, 2010. She also appeared as a musical guest on February 5, 2000—making her return as musical guest the 24th anniversary of her first appearance on the show (!!!). 

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Jennifer Lopez attends the Elli Saab show in a green dress against a red background

A triple threat whose career needs no introduction, Lopez is a Grammy and Emmy-nominated actress pop star, and dancer. She recently shared the trailer for her upcoming semi-autobiographical musical movie, This Is Me...Now: A Love Story, which will feature appearances from Keke Palmer, Sofia Vergara, Trevor Noah, Fat Joe, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and her husband, Ben Affleck.