Saturday Night Live’s next episode will mark the debut of both Dave Chappelle and A Tribe Called Quest. Episode 6 will air on November 12 with a newly elected president. Voters will have to decide between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on November 8.
SNL’s season 42 premiered on October 1 with host Margot Robbie and musical guest The Weeknd. In today’s episode, host Benedict Cumberbatch and musical guest Solange will appear for the first time in the NBC comedy series.
Dave Chappelle and A Tribe Called Quest will follow the trend next week. The stand-up comedian is also set to debut as host, while the hip-hop group will join him as the show’s new musical act.
So far, Saturday Night Live has seen the likes of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt, and Tom Hanks as hosts. Meanwhile, viewers have enjoyed the performances of Twenty One Pilots, Bruno Mars, and Lady Gaga.
Dave Chappelle has rarely made TV appearances since 2005
Best known for his stand-up, Chappelle also created and starred in his sketch comedy series Chappelle’s Show. The show premiered in 2003, but Chappelle abruptly left in 2005. In 2006, Comedy Central canceled Chappelle’s Show after only three seasons.
Since then, Chappelle has rarely made TV appearances. He also quit stand-up in 2009 but returned in 2013. Most famously, Chappelle performed ten nights at Radio City Music Hall in June 2014. It was his first major New York City appearance in 11 years.
In 2015, Chappelle appeared in Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq, his first film role in 13 years. His last movie was Undercover Brother in 2002. Chappelle’s SNL debut seems to be the latest entry of his “comeback tour.”
A Tribe Called Quest ready to play new music in their SNL debut
Meanwhile, A Tribe Called Quest are just days away from releasing their first album in 18 years. Titled “We Got It From Here, Thank You For Your Service,” it will hit stores on November 11, a day before their SNL debut. So expect new music from them.
Formed in 1985 by Q-Tip, MC Phife Dawg, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, the hip-hop trio released five albums before they went separate ways. In 2006, they reunited and toured the United States.
According to Q-Tip, “We Got It From Here, Thank You For Your Service” will be the group’s final album. It will feature guest appearances from André 3000, Kendrick Lamar, Jack White, Elton John, Anderson Park, Talib Kweli, Consequence, and Busta Rhymes.
The record will also serve as Phife Dawg’s final album with the group. He died in March due to complications relating to diabetes.
Source: Hollywood Reporter