Live from New York, it’s Saturday night! Season 47 of Saturday Night Live is well underway, and show runner Lorne Michaels has yet to disappoint with his choice of show hosts and musical guests. This week, Rami Malek, 40, is set to take the stage at Studio 8H alongside musical guest Young Thug, 30, on Saturday, Oct. 16. Throughout the week, Travis Barker, 45, has also been teasing an appearance via his Instagram stories — including a dressing room with his name.
Rami and Young Thug follow Kim Kardashian‘s epic hosting debut a week ago! The SKIMS founder didn’t hold back from her barb-filled opening monologue as well as various spoofs making fun of her family (including sister Kourtney Kardashian and her boyfriend Travis Barker in “The People’s Kourt” sketch — perhaps he’s ready to take a jab back this week?).
Owen Wilson, 52, opened the season musical guest Kacey Musgraves, 33, on Oct. 2. Just like Kim, the Wedding Crashers star also made his hosting debut in season 47, chalking up the long wait to nerves. “I get really nervous with public speaking. I’ve never done any of those commencement addresses or Saturday Night Live just because I get too nervous,” he explained on a hike to friend Kevin Nealon in a YouTube video. Owen slayed it, and even had some help from his brothers Andrew, 57, and Luke, 50, during his opening monologue.
Learn more about this week’s show below.
Fresh off his starring role in James Bond film No Time To Die, Rami is making his SNL hosting debut. The actor delivered a memorably chilling performance as scarred villain Lyutsifer Safin in Daniel Craig‘s final movie as 007 (Craig hosted SNL ahead of the film’s originally scheduled release in 2020).
In the promos leading to the episode, Rami proved he was up for the challenge of entertaining the fickle SNL audience. The Oscar winner appeared alongside cast members Ego Nwodim and Bowen Yang for the short bits, which were posted to social media. “You know, Rami, a lot of people find your eyes unnerving, but I don’t see it,” Ego said to Rami after meeting him for the first time and staring a little too deeply into his eyes.
Cats’ Rami Malek!
THIS SATURDAY!!! pic.twitter.com/LPoPwFpIiY
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) October 15, 2021
“Thank you?” a confused Rami replied as Bowen intercepted with the idea that Ego and Rami try a staring contest. “This man is a demon,” she says after turning away rather quickly.
In another Ego, Bowen and Young Thug applaud Rami’s work in the latest Bond film. “When Grizabella goes back to the jellicle ball and sings that song — literally tears,” a confused Bowen says, hilariously referencing to box office bomb Cats.