Chris Pratt, your friendly neighborhood Star-Lord, and Saturday Night Live Emmy nominee Kate McKinnon star in a round of hilarious promos for the Season 40 premiere coming your way this Saturday on NBC.
In the string of promos, McKinnon touches Pratt inappropriately, lists her top 3 favorite Guardians of the Galaxy characters (Peter Quill is not one of them), and curses up a storm, encouraging Pratt to do the same because, what the heck? They can bleep it! After pressuring Pratt to show her his abs, McKinnon also provided several jars she needed opened (that one was my personal favorite).
This Saturday also marks the Weekend Update debut of The Daily Show correspondent Michael Che, who left the Comedy Central show last week to co-anchor the segment with SNL co-head writer Colin Jost. While a lot of attention will be placed on the late night comedy show this year due to its landmark anniversary season, last year was a particularly tough one peppered with several transitions, casting shake ups, and questions of diversity. SNL also lost newcomers Brooks Wheelan, Noël Wells and John Milhiser, and Nasim Pedrad left the sketch comedy show for comedian John Mulaney’s new Fox sitcom. Earlier this week there were rumors that Keenan Thompson would be leaving the show at the end of this season but that rumor was quickly squashed by NBC.
The 4oth season of Saturday Night Live premieres this Saturday with Chris Pratt hosting and Ariana Grande as the musical guest. The second episode will feature former SNL cast member Sarah Silverman and Maroon 5.