Dave Chappelle SNL

Dave Chappelle to Host SNL

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NBC on Friday announced that Dave Chappelle will host the Nov. 12 episode of Saturday Night Live (11:30/10:30c) — marking (somehow) the comedian’s first time appearing in Studio 8H.

Best known on the small screen for starring in Chappelle’s Show (Comedy Central, 2003–2006), Chappelle has also appeared in such classic films as Joe’s Apartment, Half Baked and You’ve Got Mail.

Hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, whose first studio album in 18 years (We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service) drops Nov. 11, will serve as Chappelle’s musical guest.

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