Who's hosting 'SNL' Season 49 finale? Cast, musical guest, how to watch May 18 episode

Season 49 of "Saturday Night Live" comes to a close this weekend with actor Jake Gyllenhaal serving as the host for the finale.

This will be Gyllenhaal's third time hosting the show, according to NBC. The Academy Award-nominated actor stars in "Road House" and makes his series debut as star and executive producer on "Presumed Innocent" on June 12 on Apple TV+, adds NBC.

Last week's episode was hosted by "SNL" alumna Maya Rudolph, who returned to host the show for the third time. Rudolph joined the show in 2001 and left in 2007, and has made appearances periodically since leaving. Vampire Weekend served as the musical guest on the episode.

Here's what to know about the May 18 season finale of "SNL," including information about the cast and how to watch it.

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Who is hosting 'SNL' on May 18?

Jake Gyllenhaal is scheduled to host the episode. He starred in the movie "Road House," which came out on Amazon Prime Video in March, and is set to start in "Presumed Innocent," a TV series that will premiere on Apple TV+ in June.

Who is the 'SNL' musical guest on May 18?

Sabrina Carpenter will make her musical guest debut on "SNL" on Saturday, according to NBC. Carpenter recently earned her first Billboard top 10 hit with her newest single, "Espresso."

How to watch 'SNL' Season 49 finale on May 18

The May 18 "SNL" episode will be available to watch live on NBC at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT. Viewers can also stream it on Peacock.

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'SNL' Season 49 cast

Cast members for Season 49 of "Saturday Night Live" include:

  • Michael Che

  • Mikey Day

  • Andrew Dismukes

  • Chloe Fineman

  • Heidi Gardner

  • Marcello Hernández

  • Punkie Johnson

  • James Austin Johnson

  • Colin Jost

  • Molly Kearney

  • Michael Longfellow

  • Ego Nwodim

  • Sarah Sherman

  • Kenan Thompson

  • Chloe Troast

  • Devon Walker

  • Bowen Yang

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