Keke Palmer to make ‘SNL’ debut, with SZA as musical guest
The multitalented performer and Grammy Award-winning artist will both take the "Saturday Night Live" stage on Dec. 3.
“Saturday Night Live” is about to get the Keke Palmer treatment. That’s right, the actress-singer-“Password” host is set to make her debut helming the popular sketch comedy show next month. SZA will join her as its musical guest.
The show announced the line-up Saturday night during its most recent live “SNL,” an episode featuring comedian Dave Chappelle, sharing their typical picture of colored index cards with pending hosts’ names on them. An excited Palmer herself shared the clip on social media, writing to her followers on Instagram: “I can’t wait …The stage awaits @nbcsnl 😍😍.”
She will take the stage at 30 Rockefeller Plaza on Saturday, Dec. 3.
The former child star also tweeted about the opportunity, thanking her fans specifically for their support, saying ” Y’all got y’alls wish,” and adding, “I’m so excited for usss yalllllll, couldn’t do it without you.”
Palmer’s “SNL” hosting announcement comes during an exciting year for her. The hostess of revived game show “Password” since August, she is also fresh off an acclaimed performance in one of the biggest films of the year, Jordan Peele’s “Nope.” She also was a judge on the third season of HBO’s popular competition series, “Legendary,” is a leading voice on the animated “Big Mouth” spin-off series, “Human Resources,” and also launched her own podcast, “Baby, This Is Keke Palmer.”
SZA’s involvement that night also thrilled her fans, as the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter is gearing up to drop her next project nearly six years after the release of her debut, “Ctrl.”
“Can’t believe this is happening lmao,” the “All the Stars” singer wrote Sunday in her caption on Instagram. “I plan on acting a f–king fool. See you soon New York.”
The announcement caused both Palmer and SZA to trend on Twitter, with fans tweeting out their excitement regarding the match-up, one calling it a perfect night of “Black girl magic.” Check out some of the notable tweets below:
Keke hosting and Sza performing… SNL got me again pic.twitter.com/o49R2LY9EB— HOOD VOGUE is tired of poverty (@keyon) November 13, 2022
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