Saturday Night Live will finish its 47th season, but there''s still a new set in mind before closing this chapter of the sketch comedy. Following Selena Gomez''s first stage on May 14, Natasha Lyonne will lead the finale on May 21, alongside musical guests and rising pop stars Japanese Breakfast. This will be their first appearance on the sketch comedy.
Lyonne, who plays the star of HBO''s Russian Doll on Season 2, has blown audiences away with a more complex, complex, and rich story than the already fantastic first season, earning an A- from Collider in our review of the series. In a few months, she''ll also join League of Super Pets as Wally West''s pet turtle Merton.
This is a very significant milestone for Japanese Breakfast as an indie pop group. It wasn''t until last year that the group began getting more attention after their album Jubilee, which was released by Dead Oceans on June 4, 2021, was nominated for both. Both were unsuccessful in the competition, but the trio maintained a unique outlook. This is because they''re sure to be one of the most remarkable performances of the year for SNL.
Before Lyonne and Japanese Breakfast can debut, Gomez will be reunited with fellow first-timer Post Malone in tow. Gomez has announced the release of her massively anticipated second season of her comedy, with Steve Martin and Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building, on June 28, while Malone will be out weeks from dropping Twelve Carat Toothache, his next album.
Fans may watch Gomez take the reins this weekend on May 14, at 11:30 ET/8:30 PT on NBC. Look forward to May 21 when Lyonne and Japanese Breakfast take the stage for the first time to close Season 47.
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