Adam Driver to host SNL Season 44 premiere


Adam Driver, known for his Star Wars role as Kylo Ren, will host the Saturday Night Live premiere on Sept. 29. This is his second appearance as host.

Adam Driver may mostly be known for his role as Kylo Ren in the new trilogy, but Driver has also gone on to display his acting capabilities in other movies such as Logan Lucky and BlacKkKlansman. Driver also showcased his comedy side when he first hosted  Saturday Night Live on Jan. 16, 2016 after his first appearance as Kylo Ren in The Force Awakens.

If you enjoyed his first SNL appearance then you’ll get another opportunity on Sept. 29 when Driver hosts the show’s Season 44 premiere, NBC announced Monday on Twitter.

Reviews of Driver’s first appearance seemed to be a mixed bag, but more of a critique on the show than his performance. One review called the show “sleepy” while another seemed to peg the writers room for the episode’s problems, not Driver. Positive reviews said the force was strong with Driver and that he brought unexpected enthusiasm.

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The most memorable skit from Driver’s first appearance was a parody of the show Undercover Boss, where bosses of big companies go — you guessed it — undercover as a “normal” employee and find out what those at the lower end of the chain think of working there.

In this skit, Kylo Ren goes undercover as Matt the Radar Technician to find out what people really think of him. The skit is laugh-out-loud funny, with Driver bringing a perfect timidness to Ren when talking to the common people, showing his lack of people skills. Ren also struggles to contain his trademark anger when others pick on him or insult his lightsaber. You can watch it here:

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Driver will host on Sept. 29 and be joined by musical guest Kanye West.

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The Adam Driver-hosted SNL Season 44 premiere will air on NBC on Sept. 29 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.