Dave Chappelle Sets ‘SNL’ Return With Black Star As Musical Guest

Dave Chappelle has booked another appearance as host of Saturday Night Live. The iconic comedian will return to 30 Rock next Saturday, November 12 — being joined in his third go-round by musical guest Black Star.

Chappelle’s show will be the first hosted in the wake of the 2022 midterm elections, and it certainly won’t be the first show of the sort the comic has hosted. He last appeared as host on November 7, 2020 — just a matter of days following Joe Biden’s victory in the Presidential election over Donald Trump.

The comic was joined for that show by musical guest Foo Fighters, having also hosted all the way back on November 12, 2016 — which marked the first show since Trump’s own election triumph.

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Chappelle’s SNL return is sure to be watched closely, given the controversy he’s courted in recent years, particularly with jokes aimed at the trans community in specials including 2021’s The Closer. Remarks made in that Netflix special led some of the platform’s own employees to demand it be pulled from the streamer, with CEO Ted Sarandos acknowledging that storytelling has “real impact in the real world,” at the same time declining to have the special taken down.

Chappelle’s upcoming return to SNL was announced on tonight’s episode hosted by comedian Amy Schumer who is likewise on her third outing as host. Check out the card touting next week’s episode below.

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