Reserved and never busier, Keke Palmer finally hosts ‘Saturday Night Live’


Live from New York, it’s your girlfriend Keke Palmer on “Saturday Night Live.”

Yes, someone at 30 Rock finally saw your tweets because after years of begging fans the late-night sketch series to book the multi-hyphenated entertainer as host, she makes her official debut.

The busy star, who recently performed Jordan Peele’s sci-fi thriller “Nope” and Disney’s “Lightyear,” will host alongside musical guest SZA for the Dec. 3 episode.

“Y’all got the wish,” she wrote after NBC’s announcement. “To guess [who’s] host @nbcsnl? I’m so excited for us yalllllll, I couldn’t do it without you.

The news was announced at the end of Saturday’s episode ― the first to arrive after the midterm elections ― hosted by comedian Dave Chappelle.

“SNL” will take the rest of November for a mini hiatus, then return with Palmer as host in December.

Palmer, who rose to fame as a child star, appearing on “Akeelah and the Bee” at just 11 before directing the Nickelodeon series “True Jackson, VP,” has more recently been known for her relentless work ethic.

When she’s not performing on Broadway, releasing singles, co-hosting the third hour of “Good Morning America,” interviewing Vice President Kamala Harris, covering the carpet at the Met Gala or start your own networkshe’s developed quite the screen career with roles in “Scream Queens” and “Hustlers” that aren’t slowing down anytime soon.

Palmer is also highly regarded on social media for her highly memorable interview snippets and one-off impressions (see some of those talents here), prompting many over the years to push for an “SNL” hosting gig. .

She will next appear in the upcoming Aziz Ansari-directed film “Being Mortal,” in addition to lending her voice talents to new seasons of Netflix’s “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder” and “Human Resources.”

So naturally, when Palmer was confirmed as host, her fans celebrated online.

SZA, who starred on the show in 2017, also shared her excitement about teaming up with Palmer.

“Can’t believe this is happening lmao,” the “Ctrl” singer wrote on Instagram. “I intend to act like a fucking fool. See you soon New York.

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