Chris Rock will host “Saturday Night Live” on November 1, with musical guest Prince; the announcement was made on Tuesday. Rock was an “SNL” cast member from 1990 to 1993, and previously returned to host the late-night institution in 1996.
He’ll be the third former “Saturday Night Live” star to come back to the show during its 40th season, following recent hosts Sarah Silverman and Bill Hader. The show is off the air this coming weekend; Jim Carrey will be hosting on October 25 with musical guest Iggy Azalea.
Rock’s “SNL” appearance will help promote his upcoming movie Top Five, which has drawn big acclaim on the festival circuit.
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