RuPaul to become first drag queen to host ‘SNL’

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Drag green RuPaul has been tapped to host “Saturday Night Live,” reports Entertainment Weekly.

  • Paul’s appearance will mark the first time a drag queen has hosted “SNL” in the show’s history.
  • Paul’s episode will air Feb. 8, 2020.
  • Paul is known for hosting “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” since 2009.
  • RuPaul is the drag persona of RuPaul Andre Charles.
  • Charles hosted a three week trial of talk show “RuPaul” in 2019, but it was not picked up.
  • There was also a two season “The RuPaul Show” on VH1 starting in 1996.
  • Charles and his drag persona have both made numerous appearances on TV shows and movies over the years, including an appearance on “SNL” in 1993.