Live from New York, it’s… surprise appearances on Saturday Night Live! Just one day after the long-running sketch comedy show announcedthree new comedians — Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson, and Cecily Strong — would join the cast just in time for its 38th season, we’ve learned that another unexpected face might be popping up during Saturday’s premiere. Frank Ocean — the musical guest alongside host Seth MacFarlane — seemed to imply he’ll be getting back-up from another famous musician during his set: “SNL this weekend,” Ocean tweeted Tuesday. “Me and the bro John Mayer.”
NBC has not yet confirmed with Hollywood.com that the artist formerly known as a douchebag will indeed be appearing on Saturday’s premiere, but our Magic 8 balls seem to be pointing to “Yes, You Idiot.” Not only because, you know, Ocean actually tweeted the news, but also because of Mayer’s history with sketch comedy. Though the musician hasn’t appeared as musical guest on Saturday Night Live since 2003, Mayer flexed his comedic chops on two episodes of Chappelle’s Show in 2004, and followed up the well-received performance with his own comedy effort, Vh1’s under-appreciated John Mayer Has a TV Show.
So, should Mayer appear alongside Ocean, will he make a splash in a sketch as well? SNL does need a new Rick Santorum following the RNC… or a chair for Bill Hader‘s Clint Eastwood. (Or is that role already dedicated to Rob Schneider?)
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