Kristen Wiig returns to 'Saturday Night Live' as host in May

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kristen-wiig-hosting-snl-gi.jpgFormer "Saturday Night Live" cast member Kristen Wiig will return to Studio 8H in May for her first time as host.

Wiig will host the next-to-last episode of "SNL" this season on May 11, almost a year after her last episode as a regular (she made a cameo in the Martin Short-Paul McCartney episode in December). Vampire Weekend will be the musical guest.

The season finale on May 18 will feature host Ben Affleck -- who will join the Five-Timers Club -- and musical guest Kanye West, also making his fifth appearance on the show.

"SNL" previously announced that Zach Galifianakis will host on May 4 with musical guest Of Monsters and Men.

Wiig joins a long list of former "SNL" cast members who have returned to host the show. The list of people who hosted in the first year after they left is shorter: Chevy Chase, Bill Murray and Eddie Murphy
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