When Chance the Rapper was first announced as a host of Saturday Night Live, it seemed like an opportunity to build on his starring role in a Kit-Kat commercial and his Emmy-nominated portrayal of Rev. Run in an SNL parody of Run-DMC’s “Christmas in Hollis”. That turned out to be the case, as Chance the Actor appeared in a series of skits which took advantage of his irresistible charm while also leaning on his musical talents.
In the funniest skit of the evening, Chance appealed for Barack Obama’s return in a catchy, 90’s R&B-inspired parody.
During the opening monologue, Chance debuted an original song called “Mariah Carey of Thanksgiving”, after realizing he doesn’t actually have the money he pledged to Chicago public schools.
In another skit, he skewered Batman for his excessive force. He played Steve Harvey’s illegitimate son in a Family Feud parody and tried his hand as a hockey reporter (it didn’t go well). Check out all of last night’s clips below. The episode also featured an eight-minute medley performance from Eminem.