‘Saturday Night Live’ Books Foo Fighters for Dave Chappelle Post-Election Episode
The musical guest for this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” post-election episode is perhaps apt given that one of their most famous songs is “Everlong,” which also happens to describe the current state of affairs in the election.
Foo Fighters have been announced as the musical guest to accompany host Dave Chappelle on the Nov. 7 episode. Precisely what the tone and general mood of that episode will be remains to be seen, as the election still hangs in the balance and counting could well go on beyond this weekend.
This will mark the eighth occasion on which the band from Seattle graces the “SNL” stage. They are currently celebrating the 25th anniversary of their self-titled debut album. Chappelle meanwhile is hosting for the second time, the first time being right after the 2016 presidential election. The comedian garnered an Emmy for his hosting performance.
Previous host-musical guest combinations for this 46th season of “SNL” include Chris Rock and Megan Thee Stallion from the premiere episode, as well as Bill Burr and Jack White, Issa Rae and Justin Bieber, Adele and H.E.R., and John Mulaney and the Strokes.
“SNL” has been leaning heavily into the election this season, with Alec Baldwin and Jim Carrey appearing in every episode so far as Donald Trump and Joe Biden respectively. The show has also been enlisting Maya Rudolph to play Kamala Harris once again, with regular cast member Beck Bennett playing Mike Pence.
“Saturday Night Live” airs live coast-to-coast on Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. PT on NBC.