April 23, 2016


'Saturday Night Live' to Dedicate Full Episode to Prince Called 'Goodnight Sweet Prince'

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Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

Saturday Night Live is dedicating its next episode—which takes place tonight, April 23—to the late, great Prince. Being that the show is on a break for the next two weeks, NBC decided to offer a retrospective of Prince's three musical guest-spots on the show—which took place in 1981, 2006 and 2014. Appropriately, SNL has titled the evening's program Goodnight Sweet Prince.

Saturday Night Live's night of Prince-inspired-festivities is but a sliver of tributes currently ringing out for the artist, who passed away on Thursday (April 21) at the age of 57. Coachella, currently in its second weekend of this year's festival, has been rife with homages for Prince, and saw headliners LCD Soundsystem deliver a rollicking cover of his 1981 song "Controversy" last night (April 22). 

As always, Saturday Night Live will air tonight on NBC at 11:30 PM.