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Adam Driver to Host SNL on December 9, Olivia Rodrigo to Perform

The two-time Oscar winner will take the stage as SNL Host for the fourth time this December. 

By Christopher Rosa

We may be halfway through Season 49 of Saturday Night Live, but the show's got plenty of holiday-time goodness in store in the last month of 2023. Following Emma Stone's return to SNL on December 2—during which she officially became a member of the Five-Timers Club—the December 9 episode is sure to be just as exciting.

How to Watch

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

Update, 12/10: Watch all of Adam Driver's SNL sketches from December 9 now!

Adam Driver is hosting SNL for his fourth time. The promo encapsulates why Driver's a four-time Host: It opens with a nod to Driver's reputation as a dramatic actor, before revealing his silly side.

"To play a character, the actor must walk a mile in their shoes," the voiceover says, as Driver gazes somberly into a lit dressing room mirror.

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"Oh, this is gonna be hilarious!" Driver exclaims as the camera pans down to his feet clad in giant clown shoes.

Who is hosting SNL on December 9, 2023? 

Adam Driver. 

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The two-time Oscar nominee will serve as Host of the December 9th SNL episode. This will be his fourth time taking on the gig, having previously hosted in 2016, 2018, and 2020.

Driver rose to fame on HBO's Girls, playing a character with his namesake from 2012 to 2017. From there, he achieved massive success in film, playing Kylo Ren in three Star Wars films, plus notable roles in movies like House of Gucci (opposite Lady Gaga), The Last Duel, and 2023's Ferrari. 

He scored his Oscar nominations for 2019's Marriage Story  in which he played a man, Charlie, in the middle of a turbulent divorce from his wife, Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) — and 2018's BlacKkKlansman, playing Detective Philip "Flip" Zimmerman. 

Driver earned an Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy nomination for hosting SNL back in 2020. 

A side by side of Adam Driver and Olivia Rodrigo

Who is the SNL musical guest on December 9, 2023? 

Olivia Rodrigo. 

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Rodrigo will make her return to the SNL stage as musical guest on December 9, having first performed back in 2021. The 20-year-old broke out on the Disney show High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. From there, she launched a solo music career, ignited by the massive success of 2021's "Drivers License."

Olivia Rodrigo: drivers license (TV Debut)

Rodrigo's first album, Sour, was a critical and commercial smash, garnering a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Drivers License." She also won the Best New Artist Grammy. Her second album, 2023's Guts, has been just as popular, anchored by the monster singles "Vampire" and "Bad Idea, Right?" 

Originally published Nov 29, 2023.