Saturday Night Live Books Russell Brand, Chris Brown

The rookies will reign supreme on Saturday Night Live later this month.

NBC announced Tuesday that Katy Perry’s better half, Russell Brand, will act as first-time host on the February 12 episode of SNL, along with fellow first-timer Chris Brown (as musical guest).

Brand is currently promoting (albeit a bit early) his animated feature Hop, out April 1, and the remake of Arthur, which also stars Helen Mirren, out April 8.

Brown’s fourth album “F.A.M.E.” is scheduled for a March 22 release.

Stepping in as host of SNL this Saturday is a star who is anything but a rookie, longtime cast member (and four-time host), Dana Carvey. Linkin Park will perform in the February 5 episode.

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