Benedict Cumberbatch to Host SNL

Marvel-ous breaking news: Benedict Cumberbatch is set to host Saturday Night Live.

TV’s Sherlock — who can next be seen on the big screen in Marvel’s Doctor Strange — will emcee SNL on Nov. 5, NBC announced during this weekend’s show.

Solange Knowles will serve as the musical guest.

SNL will be taking Oct. 29 off, having just completed a close-to-unprecedented run of four consecutive episodes. (In recent years, the sketch comedy program has typically been rested following two- or three-week stretches.)

Are you excited to see how Cumberbatch does as host? Intrigued by the selection of Solange Knowles as musical guest? Sound off below.

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  1. Kevin K says:

    Benedict Cumberbatch hosting SNL on November 5th is going to be awesome.

  2. Z says:

    Oh wow, what a combo. Cumberbatch with Solange. I just hope SNL doesnt fail the host just like what they did to Emily Blunt

  3. Philip says:

    Interesting that 4 out of the first 5 guest hosts are first timers. That hasn’t happened before, has it?

  4. KingKong says:

    Has there EVER been an Asian-American host this SNL show??? I don’t recall having seen one, but I know there are/were some Asian-American actors who had been in films/TV (lead/supporting).

  5. darby says:

    I’m certain he will do his best with what he’s given, but I hope they give him better material than they gave Martin Freeman. Their writing can be really hit and miss.

  6. Sarah Grim says:

    It is hard to believe it has taken Saturday Night Live SO LONG to invite Benedict Cumberbatch to host the show! I’m in HEAVEN!

  7. TG says:

    OMG Can’t Wait!!

  8. Summer says:

    Hope he doesn’t get in an elevator with her….