Benedict Cumberbatch to Host ‘SNL’ for the First Time Ever

     October 23, 2016


As Benedict Cumberbatch prepares to launch his superheroic debut in Marvel’s Doctor Strange in U.S. theaters on November 4th, he’ll also be taking on another first, that of host for NBC’s long-running sketch comedy show, Saturday Night Live. He’ll handle hosting duties in the show’s last episode before Election Day, so expect a lot of jabs at both his Sorcerer Supreme and some last-ditch shots at the U.S. Presidential candidates. Musical guest Solange Knowles will appear on the November 5th episode.

Cumberbatch follows up recent hosts Margot Robbie, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt, and Tom Hanks, whose new film Inferno opens October 28th. Hanks just wrapped his ninth time hosting the show and you can check out his skits alongside the core SNL cast below.

Check out the very brief announcement from SNL below:

Get caught up with all of our Doctor Strange coverage with these recent write-ups:

And for more SNL action, check out all of Hanks’ skits from the sketch comedy show’s recent airing below:

Chris Wallace (Tom Hanks) moderates the final debate between Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) and Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon).

Host Tom Hanks embraces his “America’s dad” reputation and gives the nation a pep talk.

A haunted elevator attraction tries to spook its riders (Beck Bennett, Kate McKinnon) with an original character, David Pumpkins (Tom Hanks).

Sully Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) has a hard time playing co-pilot to the flight’s rightful captain (Alec Baldwin).

Contestants Keeley (Sasheer Zamata), Shanice (Leslie Jones) and Doug (Tom Hanks) compete on Black Jeopardy, hosted by Darnell Hayes (Kenan Thompson).