Not a Saturday Night Live fan? Well you might want to be one on Saturday, November 1. After an 18-year hiatus from the SNL set, former cast member and always funny man, Chris Rock will make a return as host. Plus, bonus: the one and only Prince will perform.
— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) October 14, 2014
Rock hosted once before in 1996 and Prince performed in 1981 and 2006 – so basically eons ago. Rock was a cast member from 1990-1993.
Saturday Night Live is celebrating 40 years, but in these past few years, has been criticized for its lack of diversity, particularly its lack of Black female cast members. You will recall last year that after much protest and shame, SNL finally hired one Black female cast member and two Black female writers. Consider that progress.
As they celebrate 40 years, they are certainly going to continue to go big with their hosts and musical guests. Chris Rock and Prince are some of the biggest names and I’m sure they won’t disappoint. Tune in or at least set your DVR because shenanigans will definitely ensue!