Ryan Gosling to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ With Musical Guest Chris Stapleton

Ryan Gosling is set to bring his Kenergy to 30 Rock as host of Saturday Night Live in April, on the episode featuring Chris Stapleton as musical guest. Plus, Kristen Wiig will helm an episode the week prior, with “Escapism” musician Raye tapped to perform.

NBC made the announcement Wednesday (March 13) — just three days after Gosling rocked the Oscars stage with a show-stopping performance of “I’m Just Ken” — that the Barbie actor will be hosting the comedy sketch show for the third time in his career on April 13. The news comes at the end of a stellar awards season run for the Greta Gerwig blockbuster and ahead of Gosling’s upcoming movie The Fall Guy.

And though last weekend’s Academy Awards proved that he’s beyond capable of delivering memorable musical numbers, Gosling’s appearance will be complemented by a performance from Stapleton, whose November album Higher debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. It’ll mark the third time he’s served as musical guest on the show.

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Wiig will host SNL on April 6, marking her fifth time in the driver’s seat. The former SNL cast member’s new series Palm Royale — which she both stars in and executive produced — premieres March 20 on AppleTV+.

Meanwhile, Raye will make her debut on the program. The British singer-songwriter recently made history by taking home six BRIT Awards, the most ever awarded to one artist in a single year.

The news comes after SNL announced that Ramy Youssef would be hosting its March 30 episode, featuring Travis Scott as musical guest. In recent weeks, Ariana Grande, Kacey Musgraves and 21 Savage have performed on the show.

SNL airs on NBC Saturdays at 11:30 p.m.