Dave Chappelle is set to serve as the host of next week’s episode of Saturday Night Live

Dave Chappelle Has Been Announced To Host Next Week’s Episode Of SNL…Third Time He’s Hosted The Show After An Election

Dave Chappelle has been confirmed to host next week’s episode of Saturday Night Live.

The news about the 49-year-old comedian was confirmed on last night’s episode of the long-running sketch comedy show, which was hosted by Amy Schumer.

It was pointed out that the upcoming episode of the series would air just after the United States midterm elections.

Onscreen: Dave Chappelle has been confirmed to host next week's episode of Saturday Night Live;  he is seen in 2019

Onscreen: Dave Chappelle has been confirmed to host next week’s episode of Saturday Night Live; he is seen in 2019

Chappelle will also be joined by rap duo Black Star, who will be the musical guests of the evening.

Variety reported that the comedian’s appearance on the show would be the third time he would host the program after an election.

The artist’s debut as a host of the series took place in November 2016, just after former President Donald Trump was elected to office.

During his performance, the actor spoke via USA today about the implications of the former TV personality’s then-new position as head of the country.

Not his first rodeo: Variety reported the comedian’s appearance on the show would be the third time he’d host the program after an election

“America did it – we actually elected an internet troll as our president,” he declared.

However, Chappelle unexpectedly ended his opening monologue on a positive note.

He stated: “I wish Donald Trump good luck and I’m going to give him a chance, and we, the historically disenfranchised, demand that he give us one too.”

Switch: However, Chappelle unexpectedly ended his opening monologue on a positive note

The artist went on to receive the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on the program.

The comedian then returned to the show in 2020, on an episode that also followed that year’s presidential election.

At the time, the vote counts had been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and were not confirmed until the day the show was filmed.

During the episode, Chappelle expressed via Vox that the United States had become deeply divided and that the value of reconciliation was more important than many might have expected.

Back at it: The comedian then returned to the show in 2020, on an episode that also followed that year’s presidential election.

“This is the difference between you and me: you hate each other…and I don’t hate anyone,” he said.

The artist added: ‘You have found a way to live your life. You have to find a way to forgive each other. You have to find a way to find joy in your existence despite that feeling.’

Chappelle was subsequently praised by many outlets for his performance on the program.

Does well: Chappelle was subsequently praised by many media for his performance on the program