Dave Chappelle Returns To TV, Will Host SNL Post-Election Episode
America needed this news. Dave Chappelle, who abandoned his popular Comedy Central show in 2006 and hasn't been seen on TV since, is coming back in a pretty splashy way on Nov. 12. That's when he's set to host Saturday Night Live's first post-election episode.
The musical guest will be A Tribe Called Quest, who is set to release their first album since 1998.
Chappelle, who lives with his wife and two sons in Yellow Springs, Ohio, never quite standup -- he appears somewhat frequently on stage, sometimes just showing up at a venue without warning. But he grew disenchanted with his TV show after only two seasons, balking at the long hours and the reaction of his fans while on the road.
It's unclear whether his return to TV signals plans for something more permanent, but it is huge news for SNL, which will close out the election season in the biggest way possible. The show had been in a ratings decline in recent year, but was buoyed by the current, tumultuous political season. It's debut show, on Oct. 2, got the highest overall debut episode ratings in 22 years -- with Alec Baldwin's portrayal of Donald Trump leading the way.
Now, Chappelle could break records, and will be just the antidote needed for a very ugly, bizarre and brutal political campaign.
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