Woody Harrelson Is Joining SNL’s Most Exclusive Club

Woody Harrelson is joining Saturday Night Live's Five-Timers Club.

By Douglas Helm | Published

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Woody Harrelson is about to achieve a rare Saturday Night Live accomplishment. According to Deadline, Harrelson will be hosting the long-running sketch comedy program for the fifth time on February 25, making him a member of the Five-Timers Club. Harrelson has previously hosted SNL in 1989, 1992, 2014, and 2019.

Woody Harrelson will join a group of celebrities in the Five-timers Club that includes Tom Hanks, Danny DeVito, Justin Timberlake, Drew Berrymore, Scarlett Johansson, Sting, Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, Paul Rudd, Tina Fey, John Mulaney, Will Ferrell, Jonah Hill, Ben Affleck, and more. The three celebs with the most hosting gigs are Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, and John Goodman. They have hosted, 17, 16, and 13 times respectively.

Woody Harrelson’s fifth appearance will feature Jack White as the special musical guest. Harrelson has often done a Joe Biden impression when showing up as a special guest in 2019, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see him bring that back in a skit. Also, there’s a chance we could see Harrelson in a sketch about the five-timers club, which has happened a few times in the show’s history.

Along with strengthening his Saturday Night Live legacy in 2023, Woody Harrelson will also attend the Academy Awards for the film Triangle of Sadness, which is up for three Oscars. While Harrelson isn’t personally nominated, the film is up for the coveted Best Picture award along with Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. The film follows a fashion model couple on a cruise for the super-rich.

Triangle of Sadness

Along with Woody Harrelson, Triangle of Sadness stars Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean, Vicki Berlin, Dolly De Leon, Alicia Eriksson, and more. Ruben Ostlund directed and wrote the screenplay. The film was a Palme d’Or winner, so we’ll have to see if the Academy deems it award-worthy as well.

Woody Harrelson also has quite a few big projects on the way. The True Detective star will be returning to HBO again for a limited series titled White House Plumbers. The series, which co-stars Justin Theroux, is centered on the Watergate scandal. Harrelson and Theroux star as Watergate masterminds E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy.

Along with Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux, the cast for White House Plumbers is stacked with Lena Headey, Judy Greer, Domhnall Gleeson, Toby Huss, Ike Barinholtz, Kathleen Turner, Kim Coates, Yul Vazquez, Alexis Vald├ęs, Nelson Ascencio, Tony Plana, Zoe Levin, Liam James, Kiernan Shipka, Tre Ryder, David Krumholtz, F. Murray Abraham, Rich Sommer, and John Carroll Lynch. The series is set to hit HBO in March 2023. Although Harrelson has been nominated for eight Emmys, he only won one, so this could be his chance to earn another.

In March, we’ll also see Woody Harrelson’s upcoming film Champions. The film comes from director Bobby Farrelly and stars Harrelson as a former minor-league basketball coach who is coach ordered to take on a team with intellectual disabilities. Along with Harrelson, the film stars Ernie Hudson, Cheech Martin, Matt Cook, Kaitlin Olson, Casey Metcalfe, and more.