Saturday Night Live has announced that Dave Chappelle will be hosting the show next week (November 12), with a reunited Black Star (Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli) serving as musical guests. The last time Chappelle hosted the show was November 2016, a week after the US elections.
At that show, Chappelle implored the audience in his monologue to “give Trump a chance”; He later expressed regret, admitting, “I screwed it up.” For the speech, he won the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series—his first. Chris Rock joined him for an election night sketch and A Tribe Called Quest was the musical guest.
After a lengthy hiatus, Black Star reunited and released No Fear of Time earlier this year, produced by Madlib.
Watch Revisiting Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, A Celebration Concert Film and Reclamation of Black Fandom on the Pitch.