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


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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Dave Chappelle attends the GQ 2014 Men of the Year Party in West Hollywood, California December 4, 2014. REUTERS/Phil McCarten (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
TORONTO, ON - MARCH 12: Dave Chappelle poses in the E-Talk Portrait Studio at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards at the Sony Centre For Performing Arts on March 12, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EST and features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human-interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Tuesday, March 21 included Dave Chappelle (Netflix special), Naomi Scott ('Power Rangers') and musical guest Weezer. (Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images) DAVE CHAPPELLE, JIMMY KIMMEL
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)
OAKLAND, CA - MAY 2: Comedian, Dave Chappelle attends Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Utah Jazz and the Golden State Warriors during the 2017 NBA Playoffs on May 2, 2017 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 19: Comedians, Chris Tucker and Dave Chappelle attend the NBA All-Star Game as part of 2017 All-Star Weekend at the Smoothie King Center on February 19, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Tyler KaufmanNBAE via Getty Images)
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)
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 ORLEANS - FEBRUARY 19: Jay-Z and Dave Chappelle are seen at the 2017 NBA All-Star Game on February 19, 2017 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Tom O'Connor/NBAE via Getty Images)
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 ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 19: Comedian, Dave Chappelle walks around back stage during the NBA All-Star Game as part of the 2017 NBA All Star Weekend on February 19, 2017 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Chris Marion/NBAE via 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)
TORONTO, ON - MARCH 12: Dave Chappelle and Eugene Levy at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards at Sony Centre For Performing Arts on March 12, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
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)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 16: (L-R) Dave Chappelle, T.I., and Jermaine Dupri attend the 5th Annual Global Spin Awards at The Orpheum Theatre on February 16, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/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.
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)
Dave Chappelle presents the ICON award to "Just for Laughs" during the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto, Ontario, Canada March 12, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Comedian Dave Chappelle arrives at the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto, Ontario, Canada March 12, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Comedian Dave Chappelle speaks to a reporter as he arrives for the Mark Twain prize for Humor honoring Eddie Murphy at the Kennedy Center in Washington October 18, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
INGLEWOOD, CA - JANUARY 16: Comedian Dave Chappelle gives a surprise performance at the Birthday Celebration For Chris Spencer at The Savoy Entertainment Center on January 16, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
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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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