unveiled to host the April 1 episode with rapper Lil Yachty performing.This marks the “SNL” debut for de Armas, who was nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe.And it’s not the first time Shannon has stopped by Studio 8H, of course.The “Wet Hot American Summer” alum was a cast member on “SNL” from 1995 until 2001 and also guest-hosted in April 2007.Shannon’s most memorable “SNL” characters include Catholic schoolgirl Mary Katherine Gallagher, Sally O’Malley and Terry Rialto.In fact, the “I Love That for You” actress starred in a skit as Mark Katherine, which inspired the film “Superstar,” with late pop music icon Whitney Houston back in 1996.She stopped by Howard Stern’s eponymous radio show last year and looked back on the ’90s sketch with the late singer.Shannon explained that the iconic scene with the “Heartbreak Hotel” crooner almost didn’t happen because she was afraid that Houston would forget to show up to set.Rosie O’Donnell was also the host of the 1996 show and Penny Marshall even made an appearance during the episode.“Whitney was so nice.
They’re like, ‘She’s not going to be in the sketch. She’s not going to do it,’ ” Shannon recalled to Stern, 69. “I was like, ‘She’ll do it.
Let me go talk to her.’”The skit featured two nuns (O’Donnell and Marshall) prepping their students for a choir competition.
Houston played “the perfect Jennifer,” a snobby popular girl who Mary Katherine tries to “out-sing” with the holiday tunes “Little Drummer Boy” and “Sleigh Ride.”“Sometimes I would see where they would approach the musical guest and they would have too many lines or it’s too confusing,” “The White Lotus” star added.“And I thought, ‘They don’t want to have all of this pressure memorizing these.Read more on nypost.com