Melissa McCarthy to Return as SNL Host For Super Bowl Weekend
Variety reports that Melissa McCarthy will return as host of NBC's Saturday Night Live for Super Bowl weekend on February 1. This will be her third time hosting the sketch show; the comedy star last hosted SNL in April 2013. No word yet on who the musical guest will be on the 1st.
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McCarthy's upcoming projects include St. Vincent De Van Nuys, Tammy, Susan Cooper, B.O.O. and a rumored sequel to The Heat. She currently stars in the TV series Mike & Molly. Her past movie credits include The Hangover Part III, Identity Thief, This Is 40, Bridesmaids and more.
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.