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Noah Kahan’s dream of performing on ‘Saturday Night Live’ finally comes true next month

The New England native posted in 2021 that he’d ‘do anything’ to perform on ‘SNL’ — now he’s a guest opposite Emma Stone

Noah Kahan attends 2023 Time100 Next at Second on Oct. 24, 2023 in New York City. The New England native will perform on "Saturday Night Live" Dec. 2.Arturo Holmes/Getty

Noah Kahan is living his dreams.

Fresh off of earning his first Grammy nomination for best new artist earlier in the month, the indie folk star and Vermont native revealed over the weekend that he will perform on “Saturday Night Live” Dec. 2, with actress Emma Stone serving as guest host.

Playing on “SNL” is a big deal for Kahan, who posted on X (then Twitter) in 2021 that he wanted to perform on the show so badly that he would “do anything,” even if it meant featuring in an “off brand version” of the show called “Sunday Night Live.” Kahan shared an image of the post on X Saturday alongside the lineup announcement for the Dec. 2 episode.


Kahan continued the celebration on social media Sunday, sharing his excitement in a collection of posts, including an image of himself as a kid with the caption “This guys playing SNL.”

The Dec. 2 episode will also be a big night for Stone, who is set to guest host for a fifth time. Stone now enters the show’s famed “Five-Timers Club,” which includes fellow frequent guest hosts Tom Hanks, Tina Fey, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Ben Affleck, Scarlett Johansson, Melissa McCarthy, John Mulaney, Paul Rudd, and a plethora of other stars.

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