Saturday Night Live has made some impressive choices for hosts of their first few shows.
Tonight (October 3), Chris Rock is slated to helm the 46th season premiere of the legendary NBC sketch show with Megan Thee Stallion tapped as the musical guest. But two weeks from now, Issa Rae will take on the role.
The Insecure producer and actor will host SNL on October 17. Justin Bieber will serve as the night’s musical guest.
Rae took to her Instagram account Friday to share SNL’s signature post-it note announcement with the caption, “Haven’t had Saturday Night plans in a minute.” This will be Issa’s first appearance on the show.
The 35-year-old is the latest to be added to the short list of Black women who have hosted SNL. Previously, Tiffany Haddish, Gabourey Sidibe, Queen Latifah, Oprah Winfrey, Cicely Tyson and Maya Rudolph have all had the honor.
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