Saturday Night Live has announced Dave Chappelle will host the show next week (November 12), with a reunited Black Star (Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli) serving as the musical guests. The last time Chappelle hosted the show was November 2016, the week after the U.S. general election.
At that show, Chappelle implored the audience to “Give Trump a chance” in his monologue; he later expressed regret, admitting “I fucked up.” He would go on to win the Emmy for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for the speech—his first. Chris Rock joined him for an election night sketch, and A Tribe Called Quest was the musical guest.
After an extended hiatus, Black Star reunited and released No Fear of Time, produced by Madlib, earlier this year.
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