Dave Chappelle has secured another Saturday Night Live hosting gig. On November 12, the venerable comedian will make a third appearance on 30 Rock with musical guest Black Star.
The award-winning Luminary podcast, The Midnight Miracle, was created by Chappelle, Yasiin Bey, and Talib Kweli of the hip-hop group Black Star. Following the groundbreaking 1998 hip-hop album Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star, Black Star released their second album in 24 years, No Fear of Time, on Luminary earlier this year.
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It won’t be the first program of its kind that the comedian has hosted, but Chappelle’s forthcoming SNL special will be the first hosted in the wake of the 2022 midterm elections. A few days after Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, he made his final appearance as host on November 7, 2020.
The musical act Foo Fighters joined the comedian on that episode. Foo Fighters had previously hosted the show on November 12, 2016, the first one following Trump’s presidential victory. Given Dave Chappelle’s recent controversy, notably with jokes directed at the trans community, his return to SNL will undoubtedly be closely monitored.
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— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) November 6, 2022
Some of the staff at Netflix demanded that Chappelle’s 2021 unique The Closer be taken down after his comments on the program. However, CEO Ted Sarandos refused to comply even in the face of a walkout because he believed that Chappelle’s remarks had not crossed the “line” into the realm of hate speech.
On tonight’s broadcast of Saturday Night Live, which Amy Schumer, a comedian, hosted for the third time, Chappelle’s impending return to the show was revealed. Examine the below card promoting the program from the following week.