Looks like “Saturday Night Live” is all about color these days. First, it was Kerry, then there was the showcase for black comediennes and now Drake is set to host the show. Yup, October’s own is returning to his acting roots. Many of you may remember a time when Drake played the character ‘Jimmy Brooks’ aka ‘Wheelchair Jimmy’ on the Teen Nick show “Degrassi: The Next Generation” And now, Drake is sharpening up his acting chops once again as he’s set to host “Saturday Night Live” when the show comes back for a new season.
The rapper will serve as the host and musical guest for the January 18 show, according to an announcement made on SNL this past Saturday…obviously.
Drake joins the list of growing musical acts who’ve hosted, including Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and most amusingly Justin Timberlake. The list could use a bit more color…though it’s hard to find funny artists.
Perhaps the folks behind “SNL” felt Drake could pull this hosting gig off after he appeared in the “Weekend Update” segment in 2011, when he performed as the show’s musical guest. Go ahead and click the link, it was quite hilarious.
Will you be tuning in to “SNL” to catch Drake?