Winter is coming, and Jon Snow’s about to crack a smile. In anticipation of the premiere of the final season of Game of Thrones, it was announced today that Kit Harington will make his SNL hosting debut. Harington will host Saturday Night Live for the very first time on April 6th, a week ahead of the April 14th premiere for Game of Thrones Season 8. He’ll be joined by musical guest Sara Bareilles.
Additionally, Emma Stone will return to host for a fourth time on April 13th with musical guest BTS, the wildly popular K-Pop group. Stone is something of an SNL favorite at this point, and she’s consistently been a natural in front of the camera during the live sketch show.
It’ll be interesting to see how Harington fares. His only straight-comedic performance on camera came in the 2015 HBO mockumentary 7 Days in Hell opposite Andy Samberg, and he was quite good. He actually hasn’t done a ton of acting outside of Game of Thrones, and with the show ending, perhaps his SNL appearance may spark some comedy offers a la Chris Hemsworth post-Thor and The Cabin in the Woods.
Revisit Stone’s terrific “High School Theate Show” sketch below.