Donald Trump hosting ‘SNL’ on November 7

By Frank Pallotta

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — "Saturday Night Live" is about to get "huge."

Donald Trump, the GOP frontrunner and brash businessman, will host NBC’s long-running sketch show on November 7.

The candidate will also be a guest next week on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" when Kimmel broadcasts his show from Brooklyn, New York.

For Trump, the SNL appearance is both a campaign stop and a return to NBC, the network that televised his reality show "The Apprentice" for over a decade.

Trump and NBC severed ties over the summer after he entered the Republican presidential race. But he has since appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" and agreed to several interviews with NBC News programs.

His return to 30 Rockefeller Center for "SNL" is sure to garner even more attention.

Trump has hosted "SNL" once before, on April 3, 2004.

This time Trump will be live from New York alongside musical guest Sia.

Veteran TV reporter and CNN analyst Bill Carter pointed out on Twitter that Trump’s appearance marks the first time an active presidential candidate has hosted the show.

The new season of "SNL" started two weekends ago. Trump’s rival on the Democratic side of the presidential race, Hillary Clinton, made a cameo during the premiere.

Trump had been expected to pop up the same way — possibly as a surprise guest sometime this fall — but not necessarily as a host.

Last month he was uncharacteristically coy when CNN’s Alisyn Camerota asked him, "Has ‘SNL’ asked you to go on this season? Would you consider it?"

He answered cryptically: "I’m not allowed to say that."

She pressed: "Because… you’re in negotiations with them?" And he said: "I’m just not allowed to say it. I mean, I have — uh — silencio. I can’t speak about it."

As the host, Trump will have a chance to interact with the "SNL" comedian who has been playing him this season, Taran Killam. Trump tweeted approvingly about the impression on October 3.

Trump retweeted a user during the show who said, "@Taran Killam plays a way better fake @realDonaldTrump than a real @HillaryClinton plays herself."

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