In totally unexpected and fantastic news, it was reported today that Dave Chappelle will host an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live. Here’s Deadline with the scoop:
Comic Dave Chappelle is set to make his Saturday Night Live debut as host of the November 12 show — the first one after Election Day. A Tribe Called Quest, which is releasing its first album since 1998 the day before, will be the musical guest on NBC’s late-night stalwart.
This is the definition of must-see television. It’s a crying shame that it’s taken this long for Chappelle to host SNL, but it’s better late than never. I can’t wait to see his opening monologue, and I’m really hoping he busts out some classic characters from Chappelle’s Show.
Here are a few of my favorite skits from Chappelle’s Show to get you pumped up for November 12.
Also, it’d be remiss of me if I didn’t mention how excited I am to see A Tribe Called Quest perform. Phife Dawg passing away last March at just 45 years old after battling with diabetes was absolutely devastating. Hip hop will never see another rapper like him ever again. Such a one-of-a-kind entertainer with a knack for hilarious rhymes and awesome sports references.