Noah Kahan’s Name Is Ripe for Puns in Emma Stone ‘Saturday Night Live’ Promos

Noah Kahan’s Name Is Ripe for Puns in Emma Stone ‘Saturday Night Live’ Promos

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In case you still don’t know how to pronounce Noah Kahan‘s last name, the new Saturday Night Live promos are here to help you out — in the punniest way possible.

Kahan will make his SNL debut this weekend as musical guest alongside fifth-time host Emma Stone. In the promos released Thursday (Nov. 30), Kahan and Stone star alongside castmember Sarah Sherman, who has a little fun with the Vermont-born singer/songwriter’s name.

“Hi, I’m Emma Stone, and I’m hosting SNL this week with musical guest Noah Kahan,” Stone says in her intro.

“And I Kahan’t wait for the show!” Sherman chimes in, to confused looks from Kahan and Stone.

“What?” Stone responds. “Noah Kahan’t wait? Get it?” Sherman asks. “No,” Kahan simply responds.

In case Sherman’s quip isn’t helping, Kahan’s surname is pronounced with just one syllable — like Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan or late Godfather actor James Caan. The Stick Season musician is nominated for best new artist at the 2024 Grammy Awards, so it might be time to remember his name.

In the other promos, Sherman — wearing a multicolor-striped oversize sweater with a comically large patchwork collar and a loud patterned tie over the top — notes that Stone is her “style inspiration,” as she stands next to the actress dressed in all black. In another, Sherman points out that it will be Stone’s fifth time hosting the show, meaning she’ll join the vaunted Five Timers Club this weekend alongside repeat MCs such as Justin Timberlake, Drew Barrymore, Paul Simon and all-time leader Alec Baldwin (17-time host).

Following Saturday’s show, there will be two more Saturday Night Live episodes this year: Dec. 9 with host Adam Driver and musical guest Olivia Rodrigo and Dec. 16 with host (and SNL alum) Kate McKinnon and musical guest Billie Eilish.

Watch the new promos below, and tune in to NBC on Saturday at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT and streaming on Peacock for the new episode.

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