Comedian Dave Chappelle will finally take a turn hosting Saturday Night Live on November 12 and he will be joined by musical guest A Tribe Called Quest.
NBC made the announcement Friday ahead of Benedict Cumberbatch’s debut this past weekend.
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Chappelle was sharpening his craft over the weekend with surprise appearances at The Cutting Room in New York. If those performances are any indication, then some controversy could certainly follow Chappelle’s Saturday Night Live debut. The 43-year-old took aim at Hillary Clinton, reportedly intimating the democratic presidential candidate was responsible for leaking republican hopeful Donald Trump’s infamous “Grab her by the pu**y,” conversation with television host Billy Bush.
Chappelle has come under fire on the social media circuit, particularly for his comments questioning the role of consent in the situation.
“Sexual assault? It wasn’t. Chappelle said according to the Observer. “‘And when you’re a star, they let you do it.’ That phrase implies consent. I just don’t like the way the media twisted that whole thing. Nobody questioned it.”
And if you’re in the camp that’s wondering if the mercurial comedian could no-show his hosting spot next weekend…well he did say “You know there’s a pool going on whether or not I show up. I got $100,000 that says I won’t,” during his The Cutting Room set over the weekend.
Hey, at least A Tribe Called Quest is a lock to show up.
This will be interesting, if not an epic disaster.