SNL Scraps: Baldwin To Host, Writer Suspended

Following up on Saturday's revelation that Kristen Stewart and Alessia Cara would be headlining February 4th's episodes as the respective host and musical guest, the stars for next week's episode have been announced. Seemingly taking a cue from having Larry David host last season after his guest-starring stint as Bernie Sanders, Alec Baldwin will be outright hosting the show. It's safe to say that he'll be doing more than just playing Donald Trump in the Valentine's episode. This is also notable because he will once again become the most frequent host in SNL history with seventeen shows, beating out Steve Martin. In previous episodes, the two have had a friendly rivalry and made cameos in each other's episodes. Ed Sheeran will be the musical guest.

In sadder news, writer Katie Rich has been temporarily suspended after making a controversial tweet about Donald Trump's son, Barron Trump. When the credits rolled on last week's episode, her name did not appear in the customary list. She has since made an apology tweet, which can be read here. In an interesting twist, Dan Harmon has offered her a job.

Finally, this isn't technically news about the show, but comedy news site Splitsider posted a fascinating article arguing the case for more stand-up comedians hosting the show. I have to agree with them, that would be a step up in quality.

Zachary Krishef is an evil genius. Do not question his knowledge of Saturday Night Live trivia or Harry Potter books.