HOORAY! This is amazing news. SNL alum Maya Rudolph will be hosting the weekly variety show later this month. She will take the stage on the February 18 episode with musical guest Sleigh Bells. This will be the first time she’s hosted the show since she left in 2007. This past December they also had former SNL alum Jimmy Fallon also host the show.

We last saw Rudolph as the bride in Bridesmaids, which was nominated for two Academy Awards. Wait it is just me or is it kind of weird that Rudolph and Sleigh Bells are in the same episode? LOL. This week, New Girl star Zooey Deschanel will be hosting the show with musical guest Bon Iver.

I’m curious to see what SNL characters Rudolph will bring back in her one off episode. She’s known for some pretty funny characters, as well as her ability to transform into different races and use different accents. Whitney Houston has to be one of my favorites of her celebrity impressions. I’ve included a couple past sketches below to get you excited.


Maya Rudolph As Whitney Houston

Maya Rudolph As Donatella Versace