Ayo Edebiri has been on a roll since the start of 2024, and she’s showing no signs of stopping. After winning a Golden Globe and Emmy Award within a span of a week, The Bear star will host Saturday Night Live with a musical guest Jennifer Lopez.
Ayo Edebiri will make her SNL hosting debut on February 3, and she’ll be in pretty good company. J. Lo will join her as a musical guest, after performing and serving as SNL host on multiple occasions, most recently in 2019 alongside musical guest DaBaby.
Edebiri is fresh off winning her first Golden Globe, Critics Choice Award, and Emmy earlier this month for her breakout role in The Bear. She’s been pretty busy throughout 2023, and we’ve seen her appear in about a dozen TV shows and movies, including acclaimed comedies Bottoms and Theater Camp.
Picking Edebiri as the next SNL host also makes sense due to her extensive stand-up comedy background. She did stand-up before turning the comedy writing and even hosted a comedy show alongside Ben Marshall, a member of the SNL trio Please Don’t Destroy.
Edebiri will be following in the footsteps of Saltburn’s Jacob Elordi and Madame Web’s Dakota Johnson, who hosted the first two shows of 2024.