Ryan Gosling & Jay-Z Will Kick Off ‘Saturday Night Live’ Season 43

Chris Pratt and Miley Cyrus kicked off Saturday Night Live for Seasons 40 and 41 respectively. Last year, Margot Robbie received that honor. For Season 43, Ryan Gosling snagged the coveted gig. Jay-Z will join him on September 30 as the musical guest.

The timing couldn’t be more perfect for Gosling. His new film, the highly-anticipated Blade Runner 2049, arrives October 6. It marks Ryan’s second time hosting SNL, following his debut on Season 41. For Mr. Carter, it’s his fourth time as musical guest. His last appearance was in May 2010 for Season 35 when Betty White hosted.

In other SNL-related news, its summer edition of Weekend Update aired its season finale Thursday night. The episode began by recreating President Trump’s controversial Phoenix rally from earlier this week. Alec Baldwin once again returned to deliver a hilarious performance. Watch the clip below.