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Dakota Johnson to Host January 27 Episode of SNL, Justin Timberlake Will Perform

Can't wait to tune in.

By Elizabeth Logan

The Host and musical guest for Saturday Night Live's January 27, 2024 episode have been announced, and it's going to be an A-list episode. Read on for more details. 

UPDATE: Watch all of Dakota Johnson's Saturday Night Live sketches here!

Who is hosting the January 27, 2024 episode of Saturday Night Live?

How to Watch

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

Dakota Johnson! 

The Madame Web star has hosted once before, the February 28, 2015 episode with musical guest Alabama Shakes. At the time, Johnson was starring in the Fifty Shades of Grey adaptations and joked in her monologue that the films were "based on the best-selling novel that made you want to never touch your mother’s Kindle again.”

She also shared the fact that were it not for Saturday Night Live, she might not even exist. “You may not know this but my parents are Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson. In December of 1988, my mother stood in this exact spot and hosted SNL. And right after the show, my dad got down on one knee and proposed to my mom for the second time. And exactly nine months later, I was born. So I must have been conceived that night after the show, or maybe even during the show,” said Johnson, as the camera turned to her parents in the audience. They were covering their faces not out of embarrassment but out of a fear that their daughter would be, as she is in the Fifty Shades films, naked. But fully clothed, the show went on, showcasing Johnson's deadpan, dry humor.

A split of Dakota Johnson and Justin Timberlake

Who is performing in the January 27, 2024 episode of Saturday Night Live?

Justin Timberlake

Timberlake is an SNL veteran, having both hosted and appeared as the solo musical guest five times. 

Timberlake's collaborations with Andy Samberg are among the best-known sketches of the 21st century, most famously the music video "D*** In A Box."

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