'SNL' pegs Donald Glover/Childish Gambino to headline upcoming episode

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Actor, director and musician Donald Glover, has been revealed to be hosting and performing as a musical guest at Saturday Night Live on May 5.

SNL took to Twitter to announce the big news during the John Mulaney-hosted episode of the longtime running late-night sketch comedy show.

Honestly, it's hard to think of a better candidate for the fabled host/guest twofer.

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Only a handful of artists have hosted and performed as the musical guest in a single episode of SNL, including Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, and Mick Jagger. Prior to creating and starring in Atlanta, he was one of the stars of the NBC sitcom Community. Lately, he's demonstrated his range and versatility as the star and creator of Atlanta.

Inevitably, people online began making jokes about how Donald Glover will doing both host and musical guest roles.

Childish Gambino's most recent album was 2016's "Awaken, My Love!", which earned Grammy nominations in the categories of album of the year and urban contemporary album, and just last month he announced a tour, which would be kicking off in Atlanta in September.

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