Brie Larson, Drake and Fred Armisen to Host NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ This Month

The 41st season of “Saturday Night Live” will conclude this month with new installments hosted by Brie Larson, Drake and Fred Armisen, NBC announced Wednesday.

Larson, coming off an Oscar win for “Room,” will host alongside musical guest Alicia Keys this Saturday. A 15-time Grammy-winning artist, Keys will be joining season 11 of NBC’s “The Voice” as a coach this fall.

Drake returns to Studio 8H on May 14, his second time doubling as host and musical guest.

And on May 21, former “SNL” cast member Armisen will host the show’s 41st-season finale. Courtney Barrett, who garnered a Grammy nomination for best new artist earlier this year, will make her debut as musical guest alongside Armisen.

The Prince tribute episode of April 23, “Good Night, Sweet Prince,” drew strong ratings for the program, including its top spring overnight in three years. This season’s top-rated episode overall came in November, when a Donald Trump-hosted installment averaged 9.27 million same-day viewers, according to Nielsen.

When “Saturday Night Live” returns for its 42nd season in September, it will feature fewer ads, according to NBCUniversal. In a bid to give the program’s young, upscale audience more of what they demand, an estimated two commercial pods (representing roughly 30% of a typical show’s ad time) will be excised.

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