Canada’s top artistic export, Drake, is performing both hosting and musical guest duties on Saturday’s episode of Saturday Night Live.
Obviously, Drake is a world-famous rapper, as well as a Canada-famous dramatic actor from Degrassi: The Next Generation. But Drake’s comedic skills are basically an unknown quantity. If the promos are anything to go by, he’s got great timing and a delightful subtlety to his delivery.
The Jan. 18 episode is also going to be the first to feature Sasheer Zamata, the woman cast in response to the “SNL has no black women” controversy, as well as the two African-American writers brought on, LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones. It looks to be an exciting episode, so if you have nothing going on this weekend you don’t need to feel ashamed like you usually do.