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Comedian Dave Chappelle is scheduled to return to television sketch comedy but this time, he will host NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” for the first time in his career on Nov. 12. This will be the first edition for the late-night sketch show after the results of the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election.
The Twitter account for “Saturday Night Live” made the announcement in a tweet on Friday, Nov. 4.
Chappelle has made occasional appearances on stage and in film (Spike Lee’s movie “Chi-Raq”) since he made an abrupt exit from his wildly successful sketch comedy show for Comedy Central, ‘Chappelle’s Show’, in 2005 after just two seasons. The show was most known for Chappelle’s portrayal of Rick James in a skit that featured fellow comedian Charlie Murphy, brother of Eddie Murphy.
The musical guest for the Nov. 12 edition will be A Tribe Called Quest. The rap group is releasing its first studio album in 18 years, “We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service” on Nov. 11. It will be the last album with founding member Phife Dawg, who passed away in March. Some of the artists featured on the project are Kendrick Lamar, Elton John and Andre 3000.
The Dave Chappelle/A Tribe Called Quest episode of ‘SNL’ will air live on Saturday, November 12 at 11:30 p.m. (EST) on NBC.