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Plainfield's Melissa McCarthy to Host Pre-Super Bowl SNL

Tune in or set your DVR for the Feb. 1 episode.

Melissa McCarthy will return to SNL on Feb. 1. Credit: File photo
Melissa McCarthy will return to SNL on Feb. 1. Credit: File photo
Plainfield native Melissa McCarthy will host "Saturday Night Live" for the third time Super Bowl weekend, according to Variety.

While there's no word on the musical guest for the episode, Variety reports that McCarthy will return to the show Feb. 1.


It's been a big year for the St. Francis Academy (now Joliet Catholic) graduate, who starred in the summer hit "The Heat" alongside Oscar winner Sandra Bullock. The movie raked in $40 million in its opening weekend. McCarthy also starred in "Identity Thief" with Jason Bateman.

Next up for McCarthy is "Tammy," co-starring Susan Sarandon. The movie, slated for a July 2014 release, is the story of a woman "who hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother."

McCarthy's sitcom, "Mike & Molly," is in its fourth season on CBS and airs Mondays at 8 p.m. Central.


Vicky Polito January 13, 2014 at 10:32 PM
Oh, good! She does a great job with that gig. She's so fearless as a performer. And, she's a hoot.
Think About It January 14, 2014 at 08:56 AM
I propose a wall be dedicated in our bare bones city hall lobby as a tribute to Plainfied's native TV/Movie Stars, Olympians, Professional Athletes, Business Stars, and Political Stars of the present and of the past, with a framed photo and short biography of each person.
Lean towards right January 14, 2014 at 04:19 PM
Learned that Melissa McCarthy was from Plfld after watching her on Gilmore Girls. She's a definite talent.

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