These are indeed exciting times for those who love to laugh and those who love to make us laugh. On November 12th, stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle will return to the stage to host “Saturday Night Live.” Joining him as musical guests will be hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest to perform two cuts from their first studio album recorded in 18 years. This will also be Chappelle’s debut on the 41-year-old comedy staple and judging from the reactions on Twitter, it is sure to be a ratings bonanza. The Ohio resident rarely makes public appearances these days but did take part in “BET’s” tribute to Prince earlier this year.

Described as a comic genius, Chappelle left his critically acclaimed “Chappelle Show” on Comedy Central in 2006. He is famously known for allegedly walking away from a $50 million contract offered by Viacom. The “Chappelle Show” only lasted three seasons but was extremely popular. Shortly after the show’s cancellation, he lived in South Africa for a brief period of time.

Welcome back, Dave

Few cannot recall sketches from the “Chappelle Show” without bursting into jaw-aching laughter. The Rick James impersonation is one of the most memorable, as well as the “shirts vs.

blouses” skit, which was a parody of when cast mate Charlie Murphy and crew played a game of basketball with the late musician Prince. However, post-election will surely have fans waiting with bated breath to see if Chappelle will reprise his role of the old blind black man who thinks he is a member of the KKK. Comic relief is indeed in order. To his credit, the married father of three also had supporting roles in movies such as “The Nutty Professor” and “Con Air.”

Live from New York, thank you ‘Saturday Night Live’

‘SNL’ is certainly thriving this election season so far.

On November 5th, another stand-out star will helm the show for the first time. British actor Benedict Cumberbatch and star of “Sherlock Holmes” and the movie “Doctor Strange” will be joined by musical guest Solange, Beyonce’s baby sister.

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