Comedy genius Quinta Brunson is gearing up for her highly anticipated “Saturday Night Live” hosting debut, and fans couldn’t be more excited. The “Abbott Elementary” creator will be leading the April 1 episode of the late-night sketch comedy show with musical guest Lil Yachty. Ahead of her big TV gig, the award-winning writer and comedian has been teasing her upcoming appearance with hilarious promo sketches — one of which parodies one of her inspirations: “The Office.”
“SNL” dropped the mockumentary-style sketch on March 29, with Brunson testing out her April Fools’ prank skills on bemused cast member Molly Kearney, though she funnily misses the mark. Meanwhile, in another video released a day after, the TV creator hilariously coaches “SNL” member Sarah Sherman through her first promo.
Ahead of Saturday’s episode, Brunson tweeted about her excitement for her debut, writing, “I’m hosting #snl this weekend :),” alongside a sweet photo of her and longtime “SNL” star Kenan Thompson. But she’s not the only “Abbott Elementary” star who’s thrilled about her “SNL” appearance.
Though Brunson wasn’t the first to break the “SNL” news to her costars, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Lisa Ann Walter, and William Stanford Davis all told Entertainment Tonight earlier this month that they’re happy for their TV boss. “You know she’s going to be great,” Ralph said, while Walter added, “I’m going to have a watch party.”
As we await Brunson’s “SNL” hosting debut, see all of her promo videos ahead.