Latifah Muhammad

Jamie Foxx To Host SNL, Ne-Yo Will Perform


Saturday Night Live is hit or miss from time to time, but they may have found the remedy. Comedian/actor/singer Jamie Foxx is billed to host the sketch comedy show Dec. 8, while Ne-Yo will be the night’s musical guest.

Coming off the presidential election—which has become a golden topic for SNL’s writers—the show is holding steady in the ratings race, even though there’s not much competition in its time slot. This past Saturday (Nov. 17), viewership rose with Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner at the show’s helm. Among the standout skits was a spoof of  Katt Williams, who recently had a public meltdown during a show at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.

Hitting the sound stage at SNL is somewhat familiar territory for Foxx who hosted the show once before, in 2000. Rumor has it that he was banned from SNL, but the neither the show, nor Foxx, have substantiated the story.

The show date will be Ne-Yo’s first time on  SNL, but will mark a reunion, with Foxx. The two  previously worked together on the remix for Independent Woman.

In addition to  SNL, Foxx, who won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Charles, can be seen in the film Django Unchained where he plays a freed slave-turned-hitman working with a German bounty killer on a slave-master killing spree.

SNL airs Saturday nights at 11:30 p.m EST.


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  • Uriah

    Now this is exciting for me to hear. I know Jamie Fox has a long history
    of comedy shows, so I know he will do great. I won’t be able to see the show
    live since I’ll be working late at DISH that night. A while back, I set up my
    Hopper from DISH to automatically record the show so I can watch it the next
    morning. Its nice being able to have the entire season on my DVR with more than
    enough recording space left. Hopefully Jamie Foxx can bring some of his comedy
    to the show.