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Season 34
Premier: September 13, 2008
Last episode: May 16, 2009
Episodes: 22
(Plus three episodes of Weekend Update Thursday)
Weekend Update anchor(s): Amy Poehler
Seth Meyers
Season Chronology
Previous Season 33
Next Season 35

The thirty-fourth season of Saturday Night Live began on September 13, 2008 and ended on May 16, 2009. On January 4, 2009, a SNL Sports Extra '09 episode aired as a compilation of sports sketches from the history of SNL in honor of the upcoming Superbowl. This was the final season for Amy Poehler, Casey Wilson, and Darrell Hammond; Poehler missed the October 25th-November 22nd episodes due to maternity leave. It was also the first season for Abby Elliott and Bobby Moynihan, and the only season for Michaela Watkins. Aubrey Plaza and John Roberts (most-known for the Fox series Bob's Burgers) auditioned but were passed over.[1][2]





  • Abby Elliott: First November 15
  • Michaela Watkins: First November 15
  • Amy Poehler: Last December 13


 Aired   Scheduled 

Date Image Host Music Guest
September 13, 2008 08ahost1 Michael Phelps Lil Wayne
September 20, 2008 08bhost1 James Franco Kings of Leon
September 27, 2008 08chost1 Anna Faris Duffy
Octbober 4, 2008 08dhost1 Anne Hathaway The Killers
October 18, 2008 08ehost1 Josh Brolin Adele
October 25, 2008 08fhost1 Jon Hamm Coldplay
November 1, 2008 08ghost1 Ben Affleck David Cook
November 15, 2008 08hhost1 Paul Rudd Beyoncé Knowles
November 22, 2008 08ihost2 Tim McGraw Ludacris and T-Pain
December 6, 2008 08jhost1 John Malkovich T. I.
December 13, 2008 08khost1 Hugh Laurie Kanye West
January 10, 2009 08lhost1 Neil Patrick Harris Taylor Swift
January 17, 2009 08mhost1 Rosario Dawson Fleet Foxes
January 31, 2009 08nhost1 Steve Martin Jason Mraz
February 7, 2009 08ohost1 Bradley Cooper T.V. on the Radio
February 14, 2009 08phost1 Alec Baldwin Jonas Brothers
March 14, 2009 08qhost1 Dwayne Johnson Ray LaMontagne
March 21, 2009 08rhost1 Tracy Morgan Kelly Clarkson
April 4, 2009 08shost1 Seth Rogen Phoenix
April 11, 2009 08thost1 Zac Efron Yeah Yeah Yeahs
May 9, 2009 08uhost1 Justin Timberlake Ciara
May 16, 2009 08vhost1 Will Ferrell Green Day

Weekend Update Thursday Episodes



Preceded by:
Season 33
Season 34
(2008 - 2009)
Followed by:
Season 35

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