Chris Rock is returning to his old stomping grounds Nov. 1, when he is slated to host an episode of Saturday Night Live. And if that’s not a big-enough reason to catch the episode, his Royal Purpleness, aka Prince, will be the musical guest.
The network announced the lineup on Twitter:
Rock left the cast of SNL in 1993, and the last time he guest-hosted was in 1996. The Nov. 1 episode of SNL will mark Prince’s second appearance on the show; the first time was in 1981.
In honor of the announcement, Prince tweeted the following photo:
This episode may give SNL the ratings boost it's been looking for since the start of its new season.