‘SNL’ Lines Up Chappelle to Host Nov. 12

Elusive stand-up Dave Chappelle has been tapped to host Saturday Night Live on NBC Nov. 12, marking the comedian’s SNL debut. Hip-hop heavyweights A Tribe Called Quest join Chappelle on the show. The group’s new album lands Nov. 11.

Also making their SNL debuts, actor Benedict Cumberbatch hosts Nov. 5, with musical guest Solange.

Chappelle hosted the sketch comedy program Chappelle’s Show on Comedy Central for two-plus seasons, starting in 2003. The third season was cut short when Chappelle abruptly departed the country during production, the star taking a hiatus from show business.  

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Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.