Jenna Ortega, Travis Kelce Set For ‘SNL’ Host Duties in March 2023
Saturday Night Live? More like Wednesday Night Live! (Sorry.) Jenna Ortega has been announced as one of SNL‘s March hosts, along with recent Super Bowl champ Travis Kelce.
Ortega will take the stage in Studio 8H on March 11, and the musical guest for that night will be The 1975. This will be the first hosting stint on the show for Ortega, who stars in Netflix‘s Wednesday series about the life of Wednesday Addams.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce will also make his SNL debut next month, on March 4. The musical guest that evening will be country star Kelsea Ballerini. Though Kelce hasn’t been on SNL before, he’s seen his way around the NBC stage, having just appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon singing his version of “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party).”
While he sat in the interview chair, he told Fallon that hosting SNL is a dream come true.
“Growing up, I was a huge [Chris] Farley, [Will] Ferrell, [Jimmy] Fallon kind of guy growing up,” he said. “It’s an absolute honor and a privilege to be hosting SNL on March 4.”
The choice to have a Super Bowl champ host the show isn’t a new one. In recent years, Eli Manning and Tom Brady have also hosted the show after their wins.
It was also previously announced that Woody Harrelson would host the show at the end of this month.
Harrelson will join the Saturday Night Live Five-Timer’s Club when he hosts the show on Feb. 25, along with musical guest Jack White.
Saturday Night Live airs Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC.