Everyone Who Has Duplicated As Host, Musical Guest On ‘SNL’

Lizzo was recently announced as the latest in a long line of incredible entertainers and celebrities to perform SNL’s “double duty” – that is, fulfilling both the coveted positions of host and guest. NBC’s long-running musical saturday night live humorous sketch, created and produced by Lorne Michaels in 1975.

It made us think of ALL the others who also had the unique chance to keep us laughing and dancing throughout the weekend, including a few iconic artists, a number of where-they-now, and even a few celebrities who surprised audiences with their musical prowess.

Check out the list of amazing performers below and listen to your favorite music now – curated for fans, by fans – at Audacityis the huge list of brand new stations!

Lizzo

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Lizzo
Double service scheduled for April 16, 2022 – First time as host, musical guest twice

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish

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Billie Eilish
Double duty on December 11, 2021 – First time as host, musical guest twice

Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas

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Nick Jonas
Double duty on February 27, 2021 – First time as host, musical guest twice

Harry Styles and Kenan Thompson

Harry Styles and Kenan Thompson

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Harry Styles
Double Duty November 16, 2019 – First time as host, musical guest twice

luck the rapper

luck the rapper

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luck the rapper
Double Duty November 16, 2019 – Second time as host, musical guest twice

Halsey

Halsey

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Halsey
Double Duty February 9, 2019 – First time as host, musical guest four times

Donald Glover

Donald Glover

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Donald Glover (Childish Gambino)
Double Duty May 5, 2018 – First time as host and musical guest

Drake, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong

Drake, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong

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Duck
Double duty on May 14, 2016 and January 18, 2014 – Host twice, musical guest three times

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande

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Ariana Grande
Double Duty March 12, 2016 – First time as host, musical guest twice

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

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Miley Cyrus
Double right on October 3, 2015 and October 5, 2013 – Host three times, musical guest seven times

Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton

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Blake Shelton
Double duty on January 24, 2015 – First time as host and musical guest

Kenan Thompson and Lady Gaga

Kenan Thompson and Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga
Double Duty November 16, 2013 – First time as host, musical guest four times

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake

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Justin Timberlake
Double duty on October 11, 2003; December 16, 2006; March 9, 2013 – Host five times, musical guest seven times

justin bieber

justin bieber

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justin bieber
Inasmuch asDouble Duty February 9, 2012 – First-time host, four-time musical guest

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars

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Bruno Mars
Double Duty October 20, 2012 – First-time host, four-time musical guest

Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger

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Mick Jagger
Double Duty May 19, 2012 (with Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters, Jeff Beck); October 7, 1978 (with the Rolling Stones) – Twice host, four-time musical guest

Leon Russell and Sir Elton John

Leon Russell and Sir Elton John

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Elton John
Double Duty April 2, 2011 – First time as host with additional musical guest Leon Russell, second time as musical guest

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer Lopez
Double duty on February 10, 2001; February 27, 2010 – Animator three times (2 in double service), musical guest three times

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift
Double Duty November 7, 2009 – First-time host, five-time musical guest

Ludacris

Ludacris

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Ludacris
Double Duty November 18, 2006 – First animation, third time as musical guest (with T-Pain in 2008 and Sum 41 in 2005)

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah

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Queen Latifah
Double Duty October 9, 2004 – Host twice, musical guest once

Finesse Mitchell, Janet Jackson, Maya Rudolph

Finesse Mitchell, Janet Jackson, Maya Rudolph

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Janet Jackson
Double Duty April 10, 2004 – Unique animator, musical guest twice

Amy Poehler and Britney Spears

Amy Poehler and Britney Spears

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Britney Spears
Double right on May 13, 2000 and February 2, 2002 – Host twice, musical guest three times

Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks

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Garth Brooks
Double right on February 28, 1998 and November 13, 1999 – Twice host (although one of them was his alter ego, Chris Gaines), three-time musical guest

Deion Sander

Deion Sander

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Deion Sander
Double Duty February 18, 1995 – While Bon Jovi was the real musical guest, the NFL player performed two songs from his rap album Prime time

MC Hammer

MC Hammer

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MC Hammer
Double Duty December 7, 1991 – Hammer couldn’t touch it after his first and only appearance on the show

prick

prick

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prick
Double duty on January 19, 1991 – Sting’s first time as double host, fifth as musical guest

quincy jones

quincy jones

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quincy jones
Double Duty February 10, 1990 – Performing with musical guests Kool Moe Dee, Big Daddy Kane, Andrae and Sandra Crouch, Tevin Campbell, Take 6, Melle Mel, Quincy D III, Siedah Garrett and Al Jarreau

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

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Dolly Parton
Double Duty April 15, 1989 – Dolly’s only appearance in the series

willie nelson

willie nelson

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willie nelson
Double Duty February 21, 1987 – First-time host, three-time musical guest

Dana Carvey, Sigourney Weaver

Dana Carvey, Sigourney Weaver

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Sigourney Weaver
Double Duty October 11, 1986 – Performs “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with musical guest Buster Poindexter. Weaver would host again on January 16, 2010 with The Ting Tings as musical guests

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder

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Stevie Wonder
Double Duty May 7, 1983 – Stevie’s first and only appearance in the series

Olivia Newton John

Olivia Newton John

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Olivia Newton John
Double Duty May 22, 1982 – Olivia’s first and only appearance on the show, with the Saturday Night Live Band

Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry

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Debbie Harry
Double Duty February 14, 1981 – The other musical guests of this episode were Funky 4 + 1

Rick Danko, Gary Busey, Paul Butterfield

Rick Danko, Gary Busey, Paul Butterfield

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Gary Busy
Double Duty March 10, 1979 – The other musical guests of this episode were Gregory Hines and Eubie Blake

Rick Nelson, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray

Rick Nelson, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray

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Ricky Nelson
Double Duty February 17, 1979 – Judy Collins was also the musical guest

Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)

Frank Zappa (1940 – 1993)

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Frank Zappa
Double Duty October 21, 1978 – Zappa’s second appearance as a musical guest, first as a host. He was reportedly banned from the show afterwards due to unruly behavior.

Art Garfunkel

Art Garfunkel

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Art Garfunkel
Double Duty March 11, 1978 – Art was joined by co-musical guest Stephen Bishop

Ray Charles

Ray Charles

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Ray Charles
Double Duty November 12, 1977 – Ray’s only appearance as host and musical guest

Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson

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Kris Kristofferson
Double right on July 31, 1976 – Kris joined his then wife, recording artist Rita Coolidge

Desi Arnaz

Desi Arnaz

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Desi Arnaz
Double Duty February 21, 1976 – Desi was joined by his son, Desi Arnaz Jr.

Lily Tomlin as "Edith Ann"

Lily Tomlin as “Edith Ann”

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Lily Tomlin
Double duty on November 22, 1975 and January 22, 1983 – with Howard Shore & the All Nurse Band in 1975, and as his character “Pervis Hawkins” in 1983.

Paul Simon - 1976

Paul Simon – 1976

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Paul Simon
Double duty on October 18, 1975; Nov. 20, 1976; May 10, 1986; December 19, 1987 – with co-musical guests Randy Newman, Phoebe Snow, George Harrison, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Linda Ronstadt and many more over the years.

With an ever-growing fanbase after 47 seasons and over 900 episodes aired, it seems like saturday night live certainly won’t be going anywhere anytime soon – so we’ll be sure to update this list as more artists are added to the SNL Double-duty Hall of Fame!

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