Chance the Rapper makes his "Saturday Night Live" hosting debut this Saturday, and will be joined by another famous rapper some of you kids may have heard of by the name of Eminem. Chance has appeared on the famous NBC sketch comedy show multiple times in the past as the featured musical guest. For his first time hosting the show however, he recruited fellow musician and actor Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino to help him out with a few sketch ideas.
Chance revealed his brief comedy writing partnership with Glover during an interview with Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show" on Thursday night. Fallon also got his big break in comedy as an "SNL" cast member back in the early 2000s.
“Hosting is a whole different thing. I got in on Monday and I’ve just been in New York every day writing with the cast,” the Coloring Book rapper can be heard saying in the video above. “I wrote three sketches that will make it into the show … I gotta give credit to my good friend Donald Glover, who helped me with the idea.”
Donald Glover is one of the few recording artists in music today who also has a knack for writing good television storylines. He started his entertainment career as a writer for another popular NBC comedy in 30 Rock, which earned him Writers Guild of America Award in 2009. Glover’s latest television project in FX's Atlanta, has been highly praised for its fantastic production and music/television crossover storyline.
Both Glover and Chance have made brief appearances on each others’ songs in the past, and the two pop stars seem to be at the top of every music fan’s dream collaboration album wishlist at the moment. Rumors and speculation of a collaborative project also began to take off when a video showing both artists seen together in a recording studio, along with Migos' Quavo appeared on Instagram last month.
While fans may have to wait a little longer for a Chance/Childilsh collaboration album, they’ll at least get a few jokes on Saturday to tide them over.