Dave Chappelle to host 'Saturday Night Live' for the first time with musical quest A Tribe Called Quest

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Saturday Night Live has landed a big name for it's first post-election show.

Dave Chappelle is set to make his hosting debut on Nov. 12, it was announced Friday.

Chappelle, best known for his acclaimed Comedy Central series in addition to his stand-up, has rarely made TV or other public appearance in the years since he abruptly left Chappelle's Show in 2005 and the series ended the following year. In recent years, he has returned to stand-up, most famously performing 10 nights at Radio City Music Hall in June 2014, and even appeared in Spike Lee's 2015 film Chi-Raq.

A Tribe Called Quest, who are about to release their first album in 18 years, We Got It From Here, Thank You for Your Service, will serve as the musical guest.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Dave Chappelle performs as part of the The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival at Shoreline Amphitheatre on September 20, 2013 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: Dave Chappelle visits the Late Show With David Letterman on June 10, 2014 in New York City. Credit: Diego Corredor / MediaPunch /IPX
AUSTIN, TX - AUGUST 23: Comedian Dave Chappelle performs on stage during the tour opener in support of the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival at Austin360 Amphitheater on August 23, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/WireImage)
AUSTIN, TX - AUGUST 23: Comedian Dave Chappelle performs on stage during the tour opener in support of the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival at Austin360 Amphitheater on August 23, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Actor Dave Chappelle leaves his Soho hotel on September 9, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Dave Chappelle performs as part of the The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival at Shoreline Amphitheatre on September 20, 2013 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, FL - JULY 23: Dave Chappelle performs at Zo Summer Groove Benefit Dinner and Gala at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel on July 23, 2011 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/WireImage)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) ***EXCLUSIVE*** Comedian/Actor Dave Chappelle poses as he visits backstage at The New Hit Musical 'Passing Strange' at The Belasco Theater on March 1, 2008 in New York City.
FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2008 file photo, comedian Dave Chappelle attends a Democratic presidential debate sponsored by CNN and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
FILE - In this June 13, 2006, file photo, comedian Dave Chappelle promotes the release of his new DVD "Dave Chappelle's Block Party," at the Virgin Megastore in Los Angeles. Chappelle has struck back at the city of Hartford, Conn. after he was heckled at a show Aug. 29, 2013, and refused to perform his set. (AP Photo/Stefano Paltera, File)
Howard Bingham, top, stands behind Dave Chappelle, left, and Bingham's longtime friend Muhammad Ali at a reception Friday, May 5, 2006, at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Ky., on the eve of the Kentucky Derby. (AP Photo/Brian Bohannon)
Comedian Dave Chappelle on stage at the Laugh Factory in New York City for pre-opening night, Saturday, April 3, 2004. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)
Comedian Dave Chappelle, poses for photographs before the start of the Directors Guild of America Honors ceremonies Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 12: Comedian Dave Chappelle performs during the 2011 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 12, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/WireImage)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 12: Comedian Dave Chappelle makes the announcement that Big Boi's performance has been canceled onstage at the Sutro Stage during the 2011 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival held at Golden Gate Park on August 12, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
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SNL will next welcome Benedict Cumberbatch for his hosting debut on Nov. 5.

This post originally appeared on the Hollywood Reporter.


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