From Super Bowl Sunday to ‘Saturday Night Live’: Chiefs TE Travis Kelce to host late-night show
From Super Bowl triumph to life in New York, star Travis Kelsey is on the rise.
Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro tight end Kelsey to host March 4 episode Saturday night lifethe show announced Thursday night.
“As a child, I was huge [Chris] farley, [Will] Ferrell, [Jimmy] Fallon, the guy who grows up,” Kelsey said. evening show. “I used to watch Saturday night life with my mom. It is an absolute honor and privilege to host SNL on March 4th.”
During Super Bowl LVII, Kelsey and company were joined by Rihanna, who performed at halftime of the big game. On March 4, Kelsey will be joined by musical guest Kelsey Ballerini.
A boisterous personality who has been one of the most productive tight ends in NFL history, Kelsey is a four-time All-Pro, eight-time Pro Bowler and will now follow the lead of Hall of Famers such as Fran Tarkenton, Walter Payton and Peyton Manning, host of the show. The retired JJ Watt was the latest NFL player to take on hosting duties back in 2020, the night before Super Bowl LIV, resulting in Kelsey winning his first Super Bowl with the Chiefs.
The sketch comedy, now in its sixth decade, SNL will offer a stage where the outgoing Kelce can shine. Although Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was named the 2022 NFL Most Valuable Player by the Associated Press and the Super Bowl MVP, Kelsey’s charisma probably secured his Saturday night performance.
With seven consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons, Kelsey is no stranger to the spotlight, but the Chiefs’ run to a Super Bowl LVII victory over the Philadelphia Eagles brought the 33-year-old into the spotlight.
Kelsey faced his brother, Eagles Pro Bowl center Jason, in the Super Bowl, eventually coming out victorious with six catches for the team’s 81 yards and a touchdown. The compelling storyline of the Kelses is made even better by the fact that their mother, Donna, has become a media darling.
While Travis is hosting, there might be one or two guest stars such as Mahomes, brother Jason, mom Donna, or even Big Red himself, Chiefs coach Andy Reed.
Sunday’s Super Bowl standout, Kelsey will now host Saturday night.