Keke Palmer to Make ‘SNL’ Hosting Debut With Musical Guest SZA

Keke Palmer arrives at the premiere of 'Pimp' held at Pacific Theatres at The Grove on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Saturday Night Live has booked Keke Palmer as its next host.

NBC made the announcement over the weekend, saying the Nope actress will make her SNL hosting debut when the sketch comedy series returns from break on Dec. 3.

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Palmer reacted to the news with a post on Instagram, writing: “I can’t wait!! The stage awaits @nbcsnl.”

The multi-hyphenate will be joined by musical guest SZA, who released a new single titled “PSA” and an accompanying teaser video earlier this month.

Dave Chappelle hosted the most recent episode of SNL, with musical guest Black Star.

In his opening monologue, the comedian mocked Kanye West for getting canceled after making a series of anti-Semitic comments, and he dunked on NBA star Kyrie Irving, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker and former President Donald Trump.

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The comic also brought back some of his iconic Chappelle’s Show characters, including Tyrone Biggums, in a sketch about the Black characters on HBO’s House of the Dragon. In a surprise, original Chappelle’s Show cast member Donnell Rawlings and Ice-T made cameos in the sketch.

SNL is currently in its 48th season. Previous hosts this year were Miles Teller, Brendan Gleeson, Megan Thee Stallion, Jack Harlow, and Amy Schumer.

The series airs Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT on NBC.