All the rumors are true: Lizzo will be host and musical guest of ‘SNL’

A woman in a black gown sings into a microphone on a stage.
Lizzo performs at the 2020 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Next month’s “Saturday Night Live” lineup is looking good as hell.

For the first time, singer and rapper Lizzo has been tapped to host “SNL.” The “Rumors” artist will make her hosting debut April 16 while also making her second appearance as musical guest.

“Live from New York...,” the Grammy winner captioned the casting announcement on Instagram.

Also set to headline upcoming episodes of the sketch comedy program are comedian Jerrod Carmichael with musical guest Gunna (April 2) and actor Jake Gyllenhaal with musical guest Camila Cabello (April 9). Carmichael and Gunna will both make their “SNL” debuts, while Gyllenhaal and Cabello will each appear on the series for the second time.

Lizzo is looking for “full figured dancers & models who have far too long been underrepresented and under-appreciated” to star in her Amazon series.

March 19, 2021


While pulling double duty on the variety show, Lizzo is bound to promote her upcoming competition series, “Watch Out for the Big Grrrls.” Premiering Friday on Amazon Prime Video, the star-search program centers on a group of talented hopefuls competing for a coveted spot on Lizzo’s team of background dancers.

“Girls that look like me don’t get representation,” Lizzo says in the trailer for the reality show.

“It’s time to pull up my sleeves and find them myself. ... We thick and we pretty and we know what we ’bout. It’s the battle of the big girls.”

Chris Redd, who impersonates Kanye West on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ is ready to start mocking the rapper again amid his ongoing Pete Davidson debacle.

March 18, 2022