‘SNL’ Taps Melissa McCarthy to Host on Super Bowl Weekend
NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” will have an MVP of its own come Super Bowl weekend.
No musical guest has yet been confirmed for McCarthy’s third hosting gig, having been joined by Lady Antebellum in 2011 and Phoenix in April 2013.
McCarthy, who also stars on CBS’ “Mike & Molly,” is the third announced “SNL” guest of 2014, behind Drake’s double duty for the Jan. 18 premiere, and “The Wolf of Wall Street” star Jonah Hill‘s latest hosting gig alongside Bastille.
Joining the long-running sketch comedy show this Saturday is the newly-hired Sasheer Zamata. The NBC series also further bolstered its efforts to improve diversity by hiring comediennes LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones to the writing staff.