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Kristen Wiig, Ben Affleck to host 'SNL'

Ben Affleck will host "Saturday Night Live's" season finale on May 18, while Kristen Wiig will host the week prior.

Story highlights

  • Former 'SNL' star Kristen Wiig is returning to host on May 11
  • It will be her debut turn as host of the show
  • Ben Affleck will host the May 18 finale
  • Vampire Weekend will perform May 11, and Kanye West will perform May 18

Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Kristen Wiig is returning to her old stomping grounds to make her debut as host of the show on May 11, NBC has announced.

Rounding out season 38 of the legendary sketch show will be Ben Affleck, who will make his fifth appearance on "SNL's" May 18 finale.

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NBC has also confirmed the widespread rumor that Kanye West will make his fifth appearance as the show's musical guest on the May 18 episode, though it remains unclear whether the rapper, who has been in Paris working on his next album, will premiere any new music.

Vampire Weekend will provide the tunes during Wiig's hosting gig.

Both Wiig and Affleck have a busy few months ahead.

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Wiig has multiple projects hitting theaters in the next few months, beginning with the summer's animated sequel "Despicable Me 2."

Later this year, we'll see her in the flesh in "Girl Most Likely," "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty."

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Affleck, whose most recent turn behind the camera "Argo" took home the Oscar for Best Picture earlier this year, is on screen now in "To the Wonder" and can next be seen in the September drama "Runner, Runner."

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