Saturday Night Live announced its first December guest. Keke Palmer will debut as the SNL host on Saturday, December 3. The musical sensation SZA will also join her on the show.
SNL is taking the rest of November off. The last show that they put up was the one with Dave Chappelle as the host where Black Star was the guest for the night. That was telecasted on November 12th.
To keep the fans excited about the show, they have revealed the first host and guest for December.
Who Is Keke Palmer?
Keke Palmer has been in the entertainment space since she was a little girl. As a child actor, she was a part of many projects like VP, True Jackson, Akeelah and the Bee, and more.
Although many child actors could not translate into adult actors, Palmer has had a good streak so far. The 29-year-old was recently seen in Jordan Peele’s sci-fi thriller Nope and on Disney’s Lightyear.
After NBC made the announcement about Palmer being the host, she tweeted “Y’all got y’alls wish… guess whole hosting @nbcsnl ? I’m so excited for usss yalllllll, couldn’t do it without you ❤️😆”.
The tweet got over 4,000 retweets and over 51,000 likes. Fans are surely excited to see Palmer in a new avatar.
One excited fan tweeted “yaaaaassss! I’m so excited for you. this will be my first time watching this show in years”. Another fan was excited to see two black successful women be on the show together. She tweeted “Keke & Sza ?! Black Girl Magic personified ‼️”.
Who Is SZA?
SZA is an R & B singer who is doing pretty well. She started making music back in early 2010. She has been climbing the staircase to success and fame steadily over the years. She has millions of streams of her songs and has many accolades.
Some of the noteworthy awards that she has won include a Grammy award with Doja Cat. She also has several Billboard and BET awards under her name.
That is not all. Her music resonates so well with the masses that her songs were part of the movie Scream, Black Panther, Insecure, and many other movies. Recently, she released the deluxe version of her album Cntl. She also released a new song called Shirt.
Recent Shift In SNL
SNL has had over 48 seasons so far. It has been around for a long time. However, it has recently been in news over many of its cast members leaving. A while back Pete Davidson quit the show.
Recently, Chris Redd, Aidy Bryant, Melissa Villaseñor, Kyle Mooney, Kate McKinnon, Alex Moffat and Aristotle Athari left the show before the new season started. Many newcomers like Devon Walker, Marcello Hernandez, Michael Longfellow, and Molly Kearney have been roped in for the show. But time will tell whether the audience accepts them or not.
For now, the audience looks forward to the next episode of SNL which will be telecasted on Saturday, December 3, at 11.30 pm ET or 8.30 pm PT. Those who have subscribed to Peacock can catch the show live on the streamer along with earlier episodes.