Broadway veteran Jake Gyllenhaal will host Saturday Night Live April 9, with musical guest Camila Cabello. This will mark his third time hosting the sketch show. He is slated to take the stage the day after the theatrical release of his new movie Ambulance.
Gyllenhaal was last seen on the Broadway stage in 2019, playing Abe in Simon Stephens and Nick Payne's play Sea Wall/A Life. The production consists of two one-act solo performances and starred the Donnie Darko actor alongside Tom Sturridge. The show was recorded and released as an audiobook via Audible the following year.
He also played George in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George, first portraying the character at a New York City Center concert before bringing the role to Broadway and London's West End. He can be heard on the 2017 Broadway Cast Recording.
Gyllenhaal shared the SNL news with his Instagram followers.
Directed by Transformers' Michael Bay, Ambulance stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Eiza González in lead roles. It follows two adoptive siblings (Gyllenhaal and Abdul-Mateen II) who decide to rob a bank to cover a family member's hospital bills. As the situation grows hostile, they steal an ambulance and take an EMT (González) and an injured police officer (Garret Dillahunt) as hostages. The action flick is a remake of a 2005 Danish film and will be released by Universal Pictures.
Other SNL hosts and musical guests announced were Jerrod Carmichael and rapper Gunna April 2, and Lizzo stepping into both roles April 16.