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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