Kim Kardashian will host this season’s second episode of SNL: eh or fine?

Kim Kardashian returns to her hotel, changes, and heads to a Met Gala after-party!

The new season (the 47th season) of Saturday Night Live will begin on the first Saturday of October. SNL just announced their first four hosts and musical acts and people are taking issue! Did Lorne Michaels invite Donald Trump to host again? Did he invite Elon Musk back? No, although I’m sure that will happen at some point. For the second show of the new SNL season, Kim Kardashian will be one of the hosts:

Kim Kardashian is ready to show off her acting skills once again. The former Keeping Up With the Kardashians star will be hosting her own episode of Saturday Night Live, the long-running NBC comedy announced on Wednesday, Sept. 22. The SKIMS founder will host the Oct. 9 episode with music performer Halsey accompanying.

Other just-announced hosts and performers for season 47 include Owen Wilson and Kacey Musgraves for the Oct. 2 premiere, Rami Malek and Young Thugs on Oct. 16 and Ted Lasso Emmy-winner Jason Sudeikis and Brandi Carlile on Oct. 23.

This will be Kim K., Malek and Wilson’s first time ever hosting and it will be Sudeikis’ first time hosting since he left SNL as a cast member.

[From E! News]

I know everyone loves to hate on Kim and call her a dumb catface and all of that, but I don’t know… of those four hosts, who will suck more, Kim or Rami? I have serious doubts about Rami’s ability to do live comedy. I also think Kim’s presence will probably inspire the writers to do some fun stuff. But sure, Kim is talentless, blah, whatever. SNL has had worse hosts, please acknowledge that too (see: Trump and Musk). I bet the best episode will be Jason Sudeikis’s return to the show. They’re going to dust off a bunch of his best characters. I wonder if some other old cast members might come and join him for a skit or two, like Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph?

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Photos courtesy of Backgrid, Kim’s social media.

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  1. Amy Bee says:

    Why?

  2. Normades says:

    Urgh, no. Who’s next? Addison Rae?

  3. Becks1 says:

    Yeah I’ll skip that episode. Her monologue will be one of the stupid ones they do when they know the person can’t actually handle a monologue, and I can’t even imagine her in a skit. So i’ll pass.

    I think Rami will be great actually, live comedy is obviously tricky but even just having someone who can act makes a big difference.

    I can’t believe Owen Wilson has never hosted before, that one and the one with Sudeikis look the most appealing to me.

    One of the downsides with youtube and OD for SNL (but a positive for viewers) is that we don’t have to watch a whole episode. If I hear a particular skit with KK is good, I can find it and watch it.

    • Oliphant says:

      Yes I’m excited for the Owen Wilson one, I read that he’s never hosted as he’s nervous in front of an audience, he has great comic timing so I hope he gets some good sketches!

    • Nic919 says:

      Yeah I thought the same. I can’t see this turning out very well. Maybe the pre taped skits will work but that’s it.
      Kris made a deal for this to happen because it’s not like there was an urgent need to book KKM. She’s not in the zeitgeist as much as she was even five years ago.

  4. Eurydice says:

    Maybe she can just stand still in various constricting outfits and the cast can do skits around her.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ Eurydice, she can start with her Cat-woman costume she is wearing in this post, like WTF is she wearing??!!!!

  5. Pork chops & Apple sauce says:

    Honestly, unless she has really leveled up, she’s going to need a good beta blocker to stay chill and cool, this isn’t just live tv sketch comedy, this is SNL. Otherwise, it’s gonna be like Cindy Brady staring at the red light on the quiz show camera…

  6. Noki says:

    Thanks Kanye! He is responsible for elevating them from trashy reality stars to bonafide A listers.

  7. TigerMcQueen says:

    Eh, no. I mean, why???

    But I’ll be there for all the other hosts in October.

  8. Lightpurple says:

    Low expectations will carry her through. People will applaud her if she manages to survive the night without falling off the stage. I often wonder what the SNL regulars think when they have to work with no-talent stunt hosts.

    • Renee says:

      I have the same thought….what do SNL regulars think? I mean other than saying “like” every other word…what skit will they write for her?

      • ME says:

        Her sisters and mom will probably make appearances to carry her the same way they carried the reality show. Kim would never have been able to do a reality show on her own. The rest of the family is what made people watch. Either that or she’ll prance out her kids as this family is quickly learning the kids are what get them attention now a days.

        Do you remember Kim on DWTS? She was horrible and barely put in any effort. She even bragged about how she doesn’t “sweat”. I don’t think a live show will do her any good and that’s why you’ll only see her in a few short skits and that’s all.

    • Merricat says:

      They think “When the hell is Lorne going to retire?”

  9. damejudi says:

    I wished they’d asked Brett Goldstein or Hannah Waddingham or Juno Temple to host, with Sudeikis making a surprise cameo.

    Or have Jean Smart host. Clearly I’m in a post-Emmys place.

    • schmootc says:

      Oh, I’d love to see Jean Smart host! I really enjoyed both Mare and Hacks. So awesome to see a woman who is post 50 continuing to hit it out of the park.

  10. Sunshine says:

    Saw her interview with Dave letterman on Netflix. It happen to come on after the one I was actually there to watch. She’s highly intelligent and canny. Don’t sleep on her.

    • Pork chops & Apple sauce says:

      Meh.

    • Laalaa says:

      I agree and I will watch.

    • Joanna says:

      I don’t think she’s highly intelligent. I think she has a script that she is allowed to use that makes her seem intelligent. Canny yes I agree. All her interviews clearly are tailored to whatever she is promoting and have no surprise or hard hitting questions

      • observer says:

        there are lots of different kinds of intelligence. Kim can have a certain kind of social intelligence and still be completely lacking in other areas. Without that socially manipulative intelligence in place I don’t think we’d have the Kardashians. Like imagine if Kendall was in Kim’s place. Kris could Momage all she wanted, it wouldn’t work.

      • grabbyhands says:

        THANK YOU.

        God, this myth that she’s hiding some kind of extreme intelligence or savvy is ridiculous and needs to die. She’s good at knowing what will get clicks and she’s good at manipulating people in order to further her own profile as evidenced by how many people cape for this grifter no matter how many shady, self serving stuff she does.

      • Nic919 says:

        She is intelligent the way Trump is intelligent. Excellent skills at manipulation and grifting. And the media is too cowardly to call either of them out.

    • ReginaGeorge says:

      “She’s highly intelligent and canny.”

      Where has the bar on this intelligence been set at? Cuz I have seen/heard her plenty of times. She’s never come across as more than average intelligence, especially compared to people who truly are highly intelligent.

    • psl says:

      Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

    • Jules says:

      Like, thanks, like, for the funniest comment ever.

      • Merricat says:

        Lol. This urban myth that Kim is secretly intelligent is a punchline unto itself.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        Yes!! I don’t automatically conjure KKW in the same sentence or thought when it comes to intelligence. Didn’t she fail those tests for law school?

        As for Sudeikis, and Owen, they will be good to watch but I would LOVE for Jean Smart to host as well!!! With Sudeikis, it would be great if they surprised him with some of the Lasso crew as well!!

    • Nic919 says:

      Dave soft balled that interview because she wouldn’t have been able to handle him if he wanted to skewer a guest. Besides if Kim was so smart she could pass the baby bar. She didn’t even with more help than most people dream of.

      She is excellent at manipulation and grifting though.

  11. Case says:

    I think it’s fine. She’s smarter than she lets on and I feel like she has a sense of humor, too.

    • molly says:

      I don’t disagree how she may be IRL, but she can’t NOT be The Kim Kardashian when she’s on television like this. There’s no way she’ll be silly or ugly or vulnerable or confident or anything else required to make good comedy. She’ll show up with her frozen cat face and dumb baby voice while she tries to hold her angles for three minutes at a time.

      • Ninks says:

        This exactly what I was going to say! It’s not about intelligence or being a good performer, it’s about who can go out there and make a fool of themselves and there’s no way she can do that.

    • PinkestSlip says:

      Well, let’s face it: she can ONLY be “smarter than she’s let on,” because she’s the world’s biggest vacuous empty headed idiot fame wh*re, so yeah, the only way is up??

  12. Stef says:

    Have they run out of people with actual talent? Uh, so bottom of the barrel.

  13. Winnie Cooper’s Mom says:

    SNL loves to make fun of the Kardashians/Jenners. They will have fun with this and she’ll be in on the jokes. I might have to watch to see what they do with her.

    • PinkestSlip says:

      Crush her massive, vacuous ego, I hope. Good God, America, you have SO MUCH to answer for in letting this vile KarTrashian family become famous. SERIOUSLY.

  14. Liz version 700 says:

    Nope! I’ll be washing my hair that night

  15. Mina_Esq says:

    I’ll be honest, I’ll stay up past my bedtime to watch Kim’s episode, especially since Halsey is the musical guest. They’re both successful women living their dream, and I’m here for that.

  16. Bettyrose says:

    It’ll be a train wreck and I’m here for it! SNL know what they’re doing and it’ll be hilarious.

  17. Linda says:

    I live for the day the K’s no longer show up on social media, websites, gossip columns, newspapers, magazines, award shows……..

  18. ME says:

    They will make it super easy for her. She’ll have few lines and the cast will do most of the work…just like in her real life. I do have a feeling she will announce she finally passed the Baby Bar live on the show…just to get the show trending the next day (don’t know if she actually passed…she’s been very hush hush about it).

  19. TIFFANY says:

    I remember when she did a guest spot on American Dad and was quite funny.

    Kim can make fun of herself so I think she will be okay on SNL.

  20. Elevation says:

    Will DaBaby & Marilyn Manson be musical guests for Kim’s episode?

  21. House of No says:

    Well, SNL’s time is over. Retire with grace.

  22. Veruca Salty says:

    I think Rami Malek will be great. Has anyone seen him on the old Michael Rapaport sitcom “The War at Home” (way before he was a household name)? He was the best part of that show! His comedic timing and deadpan delivery was spot on so I have high hopes for his SNL gig.

  23. psl says:

    This woman has the personality of a doorknob. What was Lorne Michaels thinking?

  24. canichangemyname? says:

    Ugh. That’s gonna be some heavy lifting for the writers. They may as well have invited Trump again, at least he’s unintentionally funny on his own. She’s a Trump supporter who constantly comes across on film as intentionally vapid and incredibly wooden. Behind the scenes, she might be more animated, but doesn’t change the fact that she’s a Trump supporter who I’ve never even see LAUGH, let alone actually be funny herself.

  25. Snuffles says:

    Unpopular opinion, I don’t know how good she will be but I believe she will be game for whatever they throw at her.

  26. Mimi says:

    Idk she might surprise us like Elon did! I don’t like Elon by any means but he impressed me with his monologue and some skits were hilarious! U never know 🤷

  27. schmootc says:

    Looking forward to Sudeikis, for sure. Rewatched a skit of him as the devil talking about the Penn State scandal (Weekend Update) on YouTube last night. Good stuff.

  28. Paulala says:

    I just remembered I have to fold my socks that night.

  29. Rice says:

    SNL hasn’t been funny for several years so, eh. The bar is abyss level now.

  30. Duhaa says:

    Eh, they had Elon on….their bar is basically non existent at this point.

  31. Shanaynay says:

    WTF!!!! Oh wow, in my opinion, they’re scrapping the bottom of the barrel this time.

  32. Leah says:

    Meh. I thought the Kardashians had gone to ground after the robbery thing and Kanye’s embarrassing run for potus in 2020. After last week’s fiasco with Kaitlyn Jenner, they should all just retire from their 15 minutes of fame and disappear from view.

  33. Valerie says:

    Seriously: What has kept SNL on the air for so many years? It’s way past its best before date.

  34. teecee says:

    They have non-actors like Trump, Musk, and various athletes on all the time, so I don’t think this is out of left field. Actually, I bet Bowen Yang will do something with her, so I am excited.

  35. Nedsdag says:

    She’s still relevant?

  36. why? says:

    People dislike Kim and her family because they are always playing the victim, leaking negative stories about women who they perceive as a threat and their ex boyfriends & husbands, leaking stories about how they are so irresistible that their exes are fighting with their current partners over them, and taking credit for things that they didn’t earn(bragging about how 2 of her 4 daughters are billionaires after being exposed for falsifying documents and putting their names on pre-existing products and companies and then acting like they created it on their own).

    After allowing Elon Musk to host SNL, it’s clear that Lorne is selling the hosting spot to anyone who is willing to pay him for it. Now all the rumors about Kim and Kayne getting back together make sense. Kim needed Kayne for the Met Gala and now SNL hosting.

    Kim will do a “great” job hosting SNL because her mother will pay the press to write that she did, just like Kris paid them to write that Kim did well on the baby bar even though she failed the exam and never studied.

  37. mtsj says:

    I won’t watch SNL when Kim Kardashian hosts. She’s no comedian she’s a spoiled want to be actor. SNZL obviously only cares about ratings from millennials that are impressed with stupid reality rich people. Reality TV is not acting or comedy. Allowing Kim to host SNL is an insult to struggling comedians that work hard every day at their craft and hope to God to get a lucky break. It sends a message you font need to be an accomplished comedian to be on SNL. You only need to be a dumb ass reality star with lots of money and no brains. What is the world coming to? I don’t think Kim’s father would be proud of the Kardashian stupid game based on reality and not on hard work and intelligence. Robert Kardashian was smart and hard working opposite of his money hungry reality kids and ex wife

  38. Well Wisher says:

    I saw Rami on a late night chat show. He has a sense of humor and wit. It will be interesting to see if it is readily apparent on SNL.

  39. Heat says:

    I don’t actually mind it. She is part of pop culture. As long as she’s game for making fun of herself, the SNL crowd could really have some fun with her.
    My bigger question is: are she and Kanye officially back together? I see that she has added the “West” back to her name.

  40. N0B0dy says:

    Anytime there’s someone I absolutely refuse to watch (Elon) I just cancel my recording for the week on my DVR. I’ll do it here too but I’m not mad about it. The level of upset stuff like TV and music causes people is just too much. It’s for fun. Example:
    People having meltdowns about creepy Tom no longer hosting DWTS. If you don’t like it… move on.