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Posted: April 15, 2018

Donald Glover to host, perform as Childish Gambino on ‘SNL’

Donald Glover will host and perform on
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Donald Glover will host and perform on "Saturday Night Live" May 5. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

By Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


Donald Glover will be doing double duty on “Saturday Night Live” May 5.

The actor and rapper will be the host and musical guest for the NBC sketch comedy. 

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Billed under his rap name Childish Gambino for musical guest and with his real name as host, “SNL” posted the announcement on Twitter Sunday. The announcement was also made on the show’s Instagram page.

Glover is currently starring on the FX comedy “Atlanta,” for which he is also executive producer and writer. As a musician, he released the Grammy-nominated album “Awaken, My Love!” in 2016. Its single, “Redbone,” won the Grammy for best traditional R&B performance.


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