May 4, 2016


Drake Returning to 'Saturday Night Live' as Host & Performer This Month

Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Drake is currently ruling the music game, but let's not forget he was first introduced to us as an actor (salute to Degrassi's Wheelchair Jimmy). So as part of his Views era, Drake will be returning to Saturday Night Live on May 14 as host and musical guest.

The artist hinted at wanting to return to acting during a Zane Lowe interview, and SNL seems to be the first step. He first made his incredibly funny hosting debut on the sketch show in 2014, which was one of the better (and incredibly funny) SNL episodes in recent years. He first hit the stage at NBC as a performer in 2011.

Along with the Drake announcement, Brie Larson will host SNL on May 7 with Alicia Keys as the guest performer. Show alum Fred Armisen will tag team with Aussie rocker Courtney Barnett on May 21.

Watch an episode of our digital miniseries The Drake Effect, where Kendrick Lamar and more explain the power of the Drizzy cosign: