Chris Rock and Prince Are Set to Take Over SNL

In recent years, watching SNL has become an exercise in faith: the few remaining believers hope that, on a given weekend, the hit-or-miss sketches and glimmers of greatness will evolve into sustained comedic brilliance. That hasn’t happened yet, but the show is determined to keep us hooked: NBC announced Tuesday that Chris Rock will host the Nov. 1 episode, and that Prince will join him as the musical guest.

Chris Rock to host ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Prince to appear as musical guest

The comedian is the third ‘SNL’ alum to host the show during its 40th anniversary season. Rock’s episode will air Nov. 1.

Chris Rock is the latest “Saturday Night Live” alum returning to host the show this season.

The comedian has been tapped to host “SNL” on Nov. 1, with Prince on board as a musical guest, the show announced Tuesday on Twitter.

Chris Rock and Prince top 'Saturday Night Live' lineup on Nov. 1

The Nov. 1 episode of "Saturday Night Live" should be subtitled "Let's Go Crazy."

Comedian Chris Rock will be the host, and the musical guest will be Prince.

The evening will mark Rock's return to "SNL" -- he was a cast member from 1990 to 1993.

Prince has appeared on "Saturday Night Live" in 1981 and 2006. The musician has just released two projects -- one solo album and another with his group 3RDEYEGIRL.

It's Official: Paramount Buys Chris Rock's 'Top Five' After Frenzied Bidding War

Paramount has closed its deal for worldwide rights to Chris Rock's new comedy Top Five, capping a frenzied bidding war following the movie's Sept. 6 world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival to rave reviews. The studio paid in the $12.5 million range for the movie.

The deal is also said to include a marketing spend of at least $20 million.

Toronto: Chris Rock's Emotional, Hilarious Tribute to "Mount Rushmore" Joan Rivers

As Joan Rivers' friends and family mourned her death in Manhattan on Sunday, Chris Rock took some time out in Toronto to pay tribute to the comedian he refers to as "Mount Rushmore."

Review: Chris Rock's 'Top Five' is simply a comedy smash

If you were to look over Chris Rock's lengthy and impressive career you might think he peaked with HBO's "The Chris Rock Show." Or perhaps it was his string of Emmy-winning standup specials including 2008's "Kill the Messenger." Or perhaps it was as the producer and co-creator of the critically acclaimed TV series "Everybody Hates Chris." Well, happily, at the ripe young age of 49, Rock has hit a career high with his new film "Top Five," which debuted at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival Saturday night.

Toronto Film Festival to Include Films by Chris Rock and Noah Baumbach

Bill Pohlad, the film financier, directs a biopic, "Love & Mercy," about Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, who is played by both Paul Dano and John Cusack. Noah Baumbach writes and directs a story of aging and ambition, called "While We're Young." Chris Rock goes one better: He writes, directs and stars in "Top Five," about a New York City comedian-turned-movie star.

BET Awards 2014 brings in major ratings and beats out Golden Globes

Lil Wayne, John Legend, Pharrell Williams, Nicki Minaj, and Chris Rock all helped the BET Awards become one of the most watched award shows of the year.

According to The Wrap, the BET Awards pulled in a staggering 7.9 million viewers, besting this year’s Golden Globes, Billboard Music Awards, and People’s Choice Awards.

The Guardian Liberty Voices reported that the show even pulled in more numbers than the NBA Finals. In addition to its record-breaking numbers, it also was a huge hit on Twitter, bringing in over 11 million tweets related to the BET Awards.

Chris Rock Jokes About Solange, Donald Sterling, Hands Out Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles at BET Awards

Chris Rock hosted the BET Awards on Sunday, June 29, and no one was safe from the funny man's onstage jibes.

Rock, 49, opened the awards show in Los Angeles, which he called "the black World Cup," by joking about Solange and her notorious elevator incident with her sister Beyonce and Beyonce's husband Jay Z.

"What happened in music this year?" Rock quipped. "Well, Solange had a fight with Jay Z in the elevator. That's what happened this year."

Chris Rocks' 5 Best Jokes at the 2014 BET Awards

Chris Rock got the party started Sunday night at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles.
The comedian hosted the awards show and began the evening by grilling several famous faces, and taking jabs at a few recent infamous events.
So if you weren't able to check out the show yourself, worry not, we've got you covered.
Here are the top five funniest jokes that Rock made during the evening festivities:

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