Donald Glover Will Perform And Host 'Saturday Night Live' For The First Time In His Career

Childish Gambino and Donald Glover will be in the same place, at the same time!

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| April 15 2018,

3:30 pm

At this point, Donald Glover has become one of the most important men in Hollywood. Now, the already hardworking "Atlanta" star will pull double duties May 5 when he appears on "Saturday Night Live."

Glover was revealed to be the next host of the comedy sketch show when "SNL" released a title card during Saturday's telecast. 

Glover, who goes by rap alter-ego Childish Gambino, will join an elite class of musicians that have hosted and performed on the show on the same night, according to Variety

Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Drake, Blake Shelton and Ariana Grande have all pulled it off in the past. So this should be a cakewalk for the brilliant renaissance man. 

Prior to landing the role of Lando Calrissian in Disney's Solo: A Star Wars Story, Glover wrote for Tina Fey's hit sitcom "30 Rock." He also starred in the hit NBC comedy series "Community" produced by Dan Harmon of "Rick and Morty" fame. 

It is very likely when Glover switches over to Childish Gambino, he will play hits from his most recent album, 2016’s “Awaken, My Love!" 

The hit album received Grammy nominations in the categories of album of the year and urban contemporary album. This year has arguably been one of Glover's best years of his career. 

His show, "Atlanta," has received rave reviews from critics, and he is scheduled to go on tour in September.

We can't wait to check out Glover in a few weeks when he takes the "SNL" stage on May 5.