Mulaney revealed he's hosting Saturday Night Live on Feb. 29 via a letter from Lorne Michaels posted to his Instagram account. SNL subsequently tweeted that Mulaney will host with musical guest David Byrne. Craig, who lasted hosted SNL in 2012, will return as host on March 7 with musical guest The Weeknd. Mulaney had to cancel his Leap Day Eve performance in Toronto to host SNL, so Michaels wrote an open letter to the comedy community excusing his rescheduling. "I think considering the state of affairs that this country is in, the need for John is greater in New York right now," Michaels wrote. Mulaney responded: "I’m afraid of Lorne so I do what he says." This will be the third straight year Mulaney has hosted SNL. He hosted in April 2018 and March 2019.