Dave Chappelle to Make ‘SNL’ Hosting Debut During Election Week
Dave Chappelle will host “Saturday Night Live” Nov. 12, marking his much-anticipated (and overdue) debut. That’s five days after Election Day, as if “SNL” needed any more buzz that week.
Musical guest will be legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, which is releasing its first studio album in 18 years. “We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service” is due out on Nov. 11, followed by Tribe’s “SNL” debut the next night.
The group’s new album is the last to feature founding Tribe member Phife Dawg. The emcee passed away in March following a battle with diabetes. He was 45.
This weekend, “Doctor Strange” star Benedict Cumberbatch hosts the NBC sketch-comedy staple. His musical guest is Solange.
“SNL” is enjoying yet-another resurgence in its 42nd season, thanks in large part to this whacky election. Donald Trump alone has provided plenty of fodder, giving “Saturday Night Live” all the material it needed for a TV ratings and creativity boon.