Just weeks after the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl, tight end Travis Kelce is traveling to New York City to host Saturday Night Live on March 4. This will be his hosting debut on the show. His episode will also be the debut appearance of musical Guest, Ballerini. She will be promoting her new EP, Rolling Up the Welcome Mat, and its accompanying short film. The short film was released on Valentine’s Day. Ballerini is also promoting the “Heartfirst” United States tour, which begins in March.
Now welcoming Kelce, this season of Saturday Night Live has had a star-studded lineup of hosts and musical guests. There has been Miles Teller and Kendrick Lamar (Oct. 1), Brendan Gleeson and Willow (Oct. 8), Megan Thee Stallion (Oct. 15), Jack Harlow (Oct. 29) in October. Amy Schumer and Steve Lacy (Nov. 5) and Dave Chappelle and Black Star (Nov. 12) took to the stage in November. Keke Palmer and SZA (Dec. 3), Steve Martin and Martin Short with Brandi Carlile (Dec. 10), and Austin Butler and Lizzo (Dec. 17) hosted in December. Aubrey Plaza and Sam Smith (Jan. 21) and Michael B. Jordan and Lil Baby(Jan. 28) held the stage in January. Most recently, Pedro Pascal and Coldplay (Feb. 4) kicked off the February hosts.
Travis Kelce’s New Gig
Before Kelce, Woody Harrelson will host the show on February 25. He will be promoting his new film Champions, which releases to theaters on March 10. In the film, Harrelson plays a minor-league baseball coach who has legal issues. His community service leads to him becoming a coach for the Special Olympics basketball team. Jack White will serve as a musical guest in his fourth solo appearance on SNL (fifth if you include his performance with The White Stripes).
A week after Kelce’s hosting debut, Jenna Ortega will also mark her hosting debut on March 11. Ortega’s appearance occurs the same weekend her film Scream VI will release in theaters. She’s also promoting the hit Netflix series Wednesday just prior to the Emmys. During the SNL episode, The 1975 will return for the second time as a musical guest. The band will come to the show promoting their tour and album, Being Funny in a Foreign Language.[via]