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Donald Glover To Host Saturday Night Live

Donald Glover is going to be pulling double duty on Saturday Night Live. According to Variety, the Atlanta star is set to host the NBC sketch show's upcoming May 5th episode. He will also serve as musical guest under his stage name Childish Gambino.

This is the first time that Glover will appear on SNL as either a host or musical guest, although he did get his start as a writer on 30 Rock, which was executive produced by SNL's Lorne Michaels. He later gained fame for his starring role as Troy Barnes on NBC's Community. He has also made a guest appearance on HBO's Girls and appeared on the big screen in Magic Mike XXL, The Martian, and, more recently, Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Glover holds a Golden Globe and an Emmy for his leading role on FX's Atlanta, which he also created. He also has an Emmy for his work directing the series' seventh episode, "B.A.N.," and holds nominations for writing "B.A.N." and for Outstanding Comedy Series. Atlanta is currently airing its critically acclaimed second season on Thursdays on FX.

Glover will also be on SNL to promote his role as a young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. The film, which will star Alden Ehrenreich as the younger version of the gunslinger Harrison Ford played in the original Star Wars films, is set to hit theaters on May 25. Glover's other upcoming roles include a starring role as Simba in the Jon Favreau-directed live-action The Lion King remake, also starring Beyonce, James Earl Jones, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Glover's episode of Saturday Night Live will air on May 5 at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC.