Melissa McCarthy to Host SNL with Musical Guests Imagine Dragons, 2/1
On February 1, Melissa McCarthy returns to the SNL stage for her third hosting appearance. The Emmy Award-winning actress stars on the television comedy "Mike & Molly" and is the star and co-writer of the upcoming film, "Tammy." She will also star in the upcoming film, "St. Vincent."
Imagine Dragons' platinum album, "Night Visions," earned worldwide commercial success with the multi-platinum-selling singles "It's Time," "Demons" and "Radioactive." The band will make their SNL debut on the heels of a performance at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, where they are nominees in two categories for "Radioactive."
"Saturday Night Live" is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.
Since its inception in 1975, "SNL" has launched the careers of many of the brightest comedy performers of their generation. As The New York Times noted on the occasion of the show's Emmy-winning 25th Anniversary special in 1999, "in Defiance of both time and show business convention, 'SNL' is still the most pervasive influence on the art of comedy in contemporary culture." At the close of the century, "Saturday Night Live" placed seventh on Entertainment Weekly's list of the Top 100 Entertainers of the past fifty years.