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Chris Rock SNL Season Premiere Photos

Chris Rock SNL Season Premiere Photos

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Chris Rock" Episode 1786 -- Pictured: (l-r) Musical guest Megan Thee Stallion and host Chris Rock during Promos in Studio 8H on Thursday, October 1, 2020 -- (Photo by: Rosalind O'Connor/NBC)

Chris Rock will take the stage in Studio 8H as host of “Saturday Night Live’s” 46th season premiere on Oct. 3.

This will mark Rock’s third appearance as host. The multiple Emmy and Grammy Award winner stars in the fourth installment of FX’s critically acclaimed drama series “Fargo,” launching Sept. 27.

Megan Thee Stallion will make her “SNL” musical guest debut. Her latest album, “Suga,” has garnered over 900 million streams to date and spawned this summer’s smash hit and 3x platinum single, “Savage.”

Saturday Night Live,” NBC’s Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy showcase, enters its 46th season for another year of laughs, surprises and great performances.

Since its inception in 1975, “SNL” has launched the careers of many of the brightest comedy performers of their generation and, 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 50 years.

Not including specials and digital series, the program has won 78 Emmy Awards, the most for any show in television history. “SNL” also holds the title for the most nominated television show in Emmy history with 285 nominations, not including specials and digital series. “SNL” has been honored twice, in 1990 and 2009, with the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and cited as “truly a national institution.” “Saturday Night Live” was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame by the National Association of Broadcasters and the show continues to garner the highest ratings of any late-night television program, entertaining millions each week.

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“SNL” is making headlines and influencing the political dialogue while skewering it at the same time. Beyond politics, the show’s cast of recurring characters and take on pop culture targets remains spot-on. The addition of the show’s Emmy-winning “SNL Digital Shorts” ; continues to keep the show as current today as it was when it debuted.

“Saturday Night Live,” which premiered Oct. 11, 1975, is broadcast live from NBC’s famed Studio 8H in New York City’s Rockefeller Center. The program is a production of Broadway Video in association with SNL Studios. Lorne Michaels is the executive producer.

Chris Rock SNL Season Premiere Photos

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Pictured: "Saturday Night Live" Key Art -- (Photo by: NBC Entertainment)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — Pictured: “Saturday Night Live” Key Art — (Photo by: NBC Entertainment)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Chris Rock" Episode 1786 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jim Carrey as Joe Biden and Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harris during Promos on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 -- (Photo by: Rosalind O'Connor/NBC)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — “Chris Rock” Episode 1786 — Pictured: (l-r) Jim Carrey as Joe Biden and Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harris during Promos on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 — (Photo by: Rosalind O’Connor/NBC)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Chris Rock" Episode 1786 -- Pictured: (l-r) Musical guest Megan Thee Stallion and host Chris Rock during Promos in Studio 8H on Thursday, October 1, 2020 -- (Photo by: Rosalind O'Connor/NBC)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — “Chris Rock” Episode 1786 — Pictured: (l-r) Musical guest Megan Thee Stallion and host Chris Rock during Promos in Studio 8H on Thursday, October 1, 2020 — (Photo by: Rosalind O’Connor/NBC)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Chris Rock" Episode 1786 -- Pictured: (l-r) Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump and Jim Carrey as Joe Biden during the "First Debate" Cold Open on Saturday, October 3, 2020 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — “Chris Rock” Episode 1786 — Pictured: (l-r) Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump and Jim Carrey as Joe Biden during the “First Debate” Cold Open on Saturday, October 3, 2020 — (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Chris Rock" Episode 1786 -- Pictured: Beck Bennett as moderator Chris Wallace during the "First Debate" Cold Open on Saturday, October 3, 2020 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — “Chris Rock” Episode 1786 — Pictured: Beck Bennett as moderator Chris Wallace during the “First Debate” Cold Open on Saturday, October 3, 2020 — (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Chris Rock" Episode 1786 -- Pictured: (l-r) Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harris, and Jim Carrey as Joe Biden during the "First Debate" Cold Open on Saturday, October 3, 2020 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — “Chris Rock” Episode 1786 — Pictured: (l-r) Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harris, and Jim Carrey as Joe Biden during the “First Debate” Cold Open on Saturday, October 3, 2020 — (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Chris Rock" Episode 1786 -- Pictured: (l-r) Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump and Jim Carrey as Joe Biden during the "First Debate" Cold Open on Saturday, October 3, 2020 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — “Chris Rock” Episode 1786 — Pictured: (l-r) Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump and Jim Carrey as Joe Biden during the “First Debate” Cold Open on Saturday, October 3, 2020 — (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Chris Rock" Episode 1786 -- Pictured: Host Chris Rock during the Monologue on Saturday, October 3, 2020 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — “Chris Rock” Episode 1786 — Pictured: Host Chris Rock during the Monologue on Saturday, October 3, 2020 — (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — “Chris Rock” Episode 1786 — Pictured: Host Chris Rock during the Monologue on Saturday, October 3, 2020 — (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — “Chris Rock” Episode 1786 — Pictured: Host Chris Rock during the Monologue on Saturday, October 3, 2020 — (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — “Chris Rock” Episode 1786 — Pictured: Host Chris Rock during the Monologue on Saturday, October 3, 2020 — (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Chris Rock" Episode 1786 -- Pictured: Anchor Michael Che during Weekend Update on Saturday, October 3, 2020 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — “Chris Rock” Episode 1786 — Pictured: Anchor Michael Che during Weekend Update on Saturday, October 3, 2020 — (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Chris Rock" Episode 1786 -- Pictured: (l-r) Anchor Michael Che and Bowen Yang as Chinese trade representative Chen Biao during Weekend Update on Saturday, October 3, 2020 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — “Chris Rock” Episode 1786 — Pictured: (l-r) Anchor Michael Che and Bowen Yang as Chinese trade representative Chen Biao during Weekend Update on Saturday, October 3, 2020 — (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Chris Rock" Episode 1786 -- Pictured: (l-r) Anchor Colin Jost and anchor Michael Che during Weekend Update on Saturday, October 3, 2020 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — “Chris Rock” Episode 1786 — Pictured: (l-r) Anchor Colin Jost and anchor Michael Che during Weekend Update on Saturday, October 3, 2020 — (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — “Chris Rock” Episode 1786 — Pictured: (l-r) Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harris and Jim Carrey as Joe Biden during the “First Debate” Cold Open on Saturday, October 3, 2020 — (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Chris Rock" Episode 1786 -- Pictured: Anchor Colin Jost during Weekend Update on Saturday, October 3, 2020 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — “Chris Rock” Episode 1786 — Pictured: Anchor Colin Jost during Weekend Update on Saturday, October 3, 2020 — (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Chris Rock" Episode 1786 -- Pictured: (l-r) Anchor Michael Che and Aidy Bryant as 7th Grade Travel Expert Carrie Krumduring Weekend Update on Saturday, October 3, 2020 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — “Chris Rock” Episode 1786 — Pictured: (l-r) Anchor Michael Che and Aidy Bryant as 7th Grade Travel Expert Carrie Krumduring Weekend Update on Saturday, October 3, 2020 — (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)
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