Chris Rock Will Host Saturday Night Live With Prince as the Musical Guest

Prince performing onstage outside Paris on June 30, 2011; Chris Rock during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival Sept. 7, 2014
BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images; Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Variety

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:

https://twitter.com/nbcsnl/status/522111727853645824

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.

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In honor of the announcement, Prince tweeted the following photo:

https://twitter.com/3RDEYEGIRL/status/522028412463226881

This episode may give SNL the ratings boost it's been looking for since the start of its new season. 

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