Monday, April 22, 2024

“Mandalorian,” “Last of Us” Star Pedro Pascal Rides Current Wave to Host “SNL” Next Month with Coldplay as Musical Guest


Pedro Pascal is on a roll. He’s starring in two hot hot hot series, “The Mandalorian” and “The Last of Us.” You can’t do better.

Now Pascal will host “Saturday Night Live” for the first time, on February 4th. Coldplay is the musical guest, which suggests they may be dropping a new single.

The show can get a lot out of Pascal with parodies of both his shows. Should be fun!

“SNL” is also on a roll these days. Last Saturday’s episode scored a high 4.8 million viewers. The season had a slow start but it picked up right before Christmas break. Lorne Michaels stuffed the show with guest stars last week like Amy Poehler and Sharon Stone. We’ll see what he’s got up his sleeve coming up.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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