Saturday Night Live has announced that Dave Chappelle will to host an episode of the long-running sketch and news series for the first time in his career on November 12, which will also be the first episode after the US election.
The 43-year-old actor and comedian will be hosting SNL in what is sure to be an emotionally charged episode, regardless of the outcome of Tuesday’s election.
His musical guests will be legendary hip-hop act A Tribe Called Quest, who will be releasing their first album in 18 years the day before the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Chappelle has rarely made any television or other public appearances in over a decade, ever since he left his own Chappelle’s Show suddenly in 2005, with that series ending the following year.
However, more recently he has returned to stand-up comedy, playing 10 nights at Radio City Music Hall in the summer of 2014, plus a cameo in Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq.
He made his film debut in Mel Brooks’ Robin Hood: Men In Tights and went on to co-write and star in the 1998 classic Half-Baked. He also produced and starred in the documentary Dave Chappelle’s Block Party.
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