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Donald Glover Booked as Host and Musical Guest on ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Actor Donald Glover attends the Esquire's Annual Maverick's of Hollywood at Sunset Tower on February 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
Actor Donald Glover attends the Esquire’s Annual Maverick’s of Hollywood at Sunset Tower on February 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

*”Saturday Night Live” will get two for the price of one next month, with Donald Glover set to appear as both host and musical guest on May 5.

This marks the actor and rapper/singer’s first time serving in either slot on NBC’s long-running sketch series.

“SNL” delivered the news about Glover with a title card during the April 14 episode that featured John Mulaney as host.

Glover, who created and stars in FX comedy “Atlanta,” also records music under the name Childish Gambino. He previously worked for NBC when he wrote on Tina Fey’s comedy “30 Rock” and starred on Dan Harmon’s collegiate-set comedy “Community.”

Glover will also soon appear as Lando Calrissian in “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and as Simba in a new imagining of Disney’s “The Lion King.”

Childish Gambino’s most recent album was 2016’s “Awaken, My Love!”, which earned Grammy nominations in the categories of album of the year and urban contemporary album, and just last month he announced a tour, which would be kicking off in Atlanta in Sept.

Glover joins a short list of rare performers who pull double duty on the NBC late night sketch comedy series. The list includes Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Drake, Blake Shelton and Ariana Grande.

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