The news was announced tonight during the John Mulaney-hosted episode of the late-night show. Glover will bring his brand of comedy on the sketch side of things while his hip-hop persona Childish Gambino will take the stage as the musical guest.
The news comes at a prime time for Glover who is on roll with his surreal FX comedy Atlanta (specifically the recent “Teddy Perkins” episode which will haunt you long after you watch it). He also stars in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story movie which will premiere at Cannes in May.
His SNL hosting gig is an NBC homecoming for Glover. He was a writer and appeared in episodes of 30 Rock and starred in the cult comedy Community.