SNL: J.K. Simmons Set for Host Debut

SNL JK Simmons Host

The Closer alum-turned-Oscar-nominated/Golden Globe-winning Whiplash star J.K. Simmons will make his Saturday Night Live hosting debut on Jan. 31.

Serving as musical guest, reports, is D’Angelo and his band The Vanguard.

The long-running NBC sketch series opened 2015 this past weekend with host Kevin Hart. Next up is The Voice‘s Blake Shelton — doing double duty as host and musical guest — this Saturday, Jan. 24.

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  1. jo jo jo says:

    Yes yes yes !!!!!!! This will hopefully will bring the show out of the slums… Oh wait Colin Jost is still head writer…soo probably not.. But still excited for JK

  2. Tran says:

    Can’t wait to see JK Simmons making his debut on SNL come January 31st. Wonder if they’re planning a pre-Super Bowl sketch.

  3. Kim R says:

    I really like him!

  4. wrstlgirl says:


  5. Riana says:

    I wonder if they’ll do a Farmers commercial sketch

  6. Julia says:

    Yay! Such an underrated actor. Glad he is finally getting recognized…he has that deadpan humor – should be a fun show.

  7. Tom says:

    Never would I have thought he’d be hosting. I approve.

  8. JK Simmons Fan says:

    They should do a L&O sketch from when he was the psychiatrist/psychologist on the show. Always liked that character. Glad to see him getting recognized for his work.

  9. Chaya says:

    I’m hoping for an Oz sketch, but since that show is never talked about, nobody but a few of us would understand it.

  10. WMJ4520 says:

    If anyone can take the garbage the writers of SNL serve up on a weekly basis and make it palatable, it’s Mr. Simmons.

  11. TV Gord says:

    It’s funny, he was sitting with Lorne Michaels at The Golden Globes and one of my friends said, “I hope Lorne asks JK to host”! Now, he’s going to be insufferable! :-D

  12. Joey Padron says:

    Great news! Happy he’s gonna host. He’s a funny actor.