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Kristen Wiig Is Hosting Saturday Night Live on April 6 with Musical Guest Raye

Wiig was an enormously popular SNL cast member from 2005-2012. As Host, she'll become a member of the Five Timers Club on April 6. 

By Samantha Vincenty

Make way for a new member of the Saturday Night Live Five Timers Club! The host for SNL's April 6 episode has just been announced—and it's a person that fans of the show know and love.

How to Watch

Watch Saturday Night Live Saturdays at 11:30/10:30c on NBC and next day on Peacock.  

Read on for info on the Host and musical guest for the Season 49 episode the week after Ramy Youssef takes the Studio 8H stage on March 30. 

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Who is hosting Saturday Night Live on April 6, 2024? 

Kristen Wiig!

Kristen Wiig, wearing a silver sleeveless dress and short brown hair, attends the Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love Birthday Special.

Kristen Wiig is an actress, screenwriter, and comedian, who was a long-running SNL cast member from 2005-2012. The hilariously expressive Wiig is remembered for impressions and recurring SNL characters like the Target Lady, Gilly, Penelope the queen of one-upmanship, and Dooneese, the large-headed Maharelle Sister that the Lawrence Welk show doesn't like to talk about. 

Wiig has returned to SNL as Host and for cameos over the years. She most recently returned for Kate McKinnon's December 16 episode, where Wiig and her friend and SNL costar Maya Rudolph joined McKinnon for the cold open and two sketches—including the riotously funny "ABBA Christmas" sketch with Bowen Yang.

ABBA Christmas

Wiig has also starred in memorable films such Bridesmaids opposite Rudolph, The Skeleton Twins with Bill Hader, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, Welcome to Me, and the animated Despicable Me movies.

RELATED: Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph's Best Moments Together on SNL

How many times has Kristen Wiig hosted SNL

Four times.

April 6 will be Wiig's fifth time hosting. Wiig previously hosted on May 11, 2013, November 19, 2016, Season 45's Saturday Night Live at Home season finale on May 9, 2020, and on December 19, 2020. 

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Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig appear together for the Super Showcase Spokesmodels sketch on Saturday Night Live.

Who is the musical guest for Saturday Night Live on April 6, 2024? 


British singer-songwriter Raye released her debut album My 21st Century Blues in February 2023, and took home six BRIT Awards—the most awarded to an artist in any one year. It will be her first time as musical guest.

Raye on the red carpet for the GQ Men Of The Year Awards in a red dress