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Saturday Night Live - James Franco / SZA

Air Date: Saturday December 9, 2017 at 11:29 PM EST by Funnler



Saturday Night Live

Season 43 - Episode 8

<p><b>Saturday Night Live</b> is an Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy showcase.</p><p>Since its inception in 1975, "SNL" has launched the careers of many of the brightest comedy performers of their generation. As The New York Times noted on the occasion of the show's Emmy-winning 25th Anniversary special in 1999, "in defiance of both time and show business convention, 'SNL' is still the most pervasive influence on the art of comedy in contemporary culture." At the close of the century, "Saturday Night Live" placed seventh on Entertainment Weekly's list of the Top 100 Entertainers of the past fifty years.</p>

<p>James Franco will return for a fourth time as host. Franco, who currently appears in the HBO drama "The Deuce," produced, directed and stars in the upcoming film "The Disaster Artist," which opens Dec. 1 in limited release and Dec. 8 nationwide.</p><p>Accompanying Franco as musical guest will be SZA. Her critically acclaimed album, "Ctrl," debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified gold by the RIAA. </p>