What do you think of Cedric the Entertainer’s performance as the new host of SNL?
The new host for Saturday Night Live has just announced his character’s name, Cedric the Clown.
The actor will play a clown in the upcoming episode, “Baked Alaska,” the NBC comedy said on Twitter on Wednesday.
Cedre is the son of famed actor and director Stephen Cee, who has been featured in films such as ‘Shrek,’ ‘Walking Tall’ and ‘The King and I,’ among others.
The clown is the fourth person to be cast in the new series, following Michael Ian Black, Alec Baldwin, and Adam Sandler.
The show will air for a two-night run on the NBC schedule on Feb. 9 and Feb. 16, with a finale Feb. 23.
In a post on Instagram, Cee wrote, “A real pleasure to be part of the team for the upcoming episodes of Saturday Night.
You will see a lot of fun on the show and the people behind it.”
The comedian’s new SNL role will be the first for Cee since he left in 2016, and it’s unclear when he’ll return.
Last year, Cees role as a character named “Cedric” was the first to feature his name on screen.
“It’s going to be a fun ride, and I think we’re all going to have a blast,” he said.
“I love that this show has been so influential.
We’re all on the same page.
I think the fans will be happy to see it.”
He also hinted that the show could be getting a reboot.
“You’ll get a lot more fun out of it.
I mean, you’ll see more of the fun,” he told TMZ.
“People have really enjoyed that.
I don’t think it’s going anywhere.
It’s going into a totally different time.”
Cee is the second member of the cast to be named the new show’s host, after Michael Ian Anderson in March.
The former SNL cast member is the brother of comedian Billy Crystal, who played the character in the show’s “Punch-Out!!” era.
The comedian will also be joining the show as a new host.
“My role on Saturday Night has always been to be someone who’s funny, but also funny with a touch of seriousness, so this is a real thrill for me,” Cee said in a statement to the press.
“As a new face, I’ve learned so much about what it means to be funny, and to take the time to work with people who are truly good at what they do.
That’s really exciting to me.
This is going to give me a platform to showcase my talents on a platform that’s more than just me.
I’m excited to be working with such an amazing group of people.”
SNL has already cast some of the shows biggest stars, including Chris Pratt, Chris Rock, Jason Sudeikis, and John Legend.