Donald Glover to host and perform on SNL in a couple of weeks

Gambino is pulling double-duty

Donald Glover has been announced to host and perform on ‘Saturday Night Live’ as both Glover and Childish Gambino.

The news was revealed on last night’s SNL (April 14) with host John Mulaney and musical guest Jack White that Glover would be returning to NBC to host and perform on May 5.


Donald Glover worked as a writer for ’30 Rock’ and played Troy Barnes in ‘Community’, both shows aired on NBC. As Pitchfork report, Glover will join the ranks of those that have presented and performed in the same show. The performers include Drake, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Justin Timberlake.

Check out the Donald Glover announcement below.

Jack White appeared on SNL last night performing ‘Connected By Love’ and ‘Over And Over And Over’ from his new album ‘Boarding House Reach’. 

Check out his performance below.


Meanwhile, Chance The Rapper has said he has been working on “amazing” new music with Donald Glover.

At an event held at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art last night (March 5), Chance spoke about some of the projects he’s been rumoured to be working on of late.

Asked about collaborating with Glover, he said: “We perpetuated that rumour for a long time without recording anything. We did link up in Atlanta and record some tracks and… they’re amazing.”

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Glover recently spoke out on the “super awkward” status of being a rapper. “Being a rapper is super awkward,” Glover explained. “You’re in the video and you’ve got champagne and butts close to your face. And then you have to go to Whole Foods.”

“And [people are] like ‘You’re that dude,’ and you’re like, ‘Please, I just want to buy this ice cream.’”