“Saturday Night Live” season 39, episode 8: “Paul Rudd/One Direction” premieres tonight on NBC.
This week, after a forgettable hosting performance with ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” star Josh Hutcherson and a holiday break, ‘SNL‘ will return this weekend with its first of three major December installments. In tonight’s segment, the sketch comedy show will return ‘Anchorman‘ star Paul Rudd to the stage for his third hosting duty and his first with U.K. sensation One Direction.
A description of “Saturday Night Live” reads:
“A late-night comedy show featuring several short skits, parodies of television commercials, a live guest band, and a pop-cultural guest host each week. Many of the SNL players have spun off successful independent comedy and/or movie careers from here. With live show surprises, especially those timed to the election – from Barack Obama’s surprise walk-on, Hillary Clinton’s performance opposite Amy Poehler, and Senator John McCain’s “Weekend Update” appearance – “SNL” is making headlines and influencing the political dialogue while skewering it at the same time. Beyond politics, the show’s cast of recurring characters and take on pop culture targets remains spot-on. The addition of the show’s Emmy Award-winning SNL Digital Shorts continues to keep the show as current today as it was when it debuted.”
“Saturday Night Live” season 39, episode 8: “Paul Rudd/One Direction” airs Saturday, Dec. 7 on NBC at 11:03 p.m. EST. Check out the preview of the upcoming episode below.