Keegan-Michael Key to host 'SNL' on May 15

Live from New York, it's the Metro Detroit raised star, who makes his 'SNL' debut alongside musical guest Olivia Rodrigo

Adam Graham
The Detroit News
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Native Metro Detroiter Keegan-Michael Key will make his "Saturday Night Live" debut when he hosts the May 15 episode of NBC's late night sketch comedy series, the network announced Monday. 

Keegan-Michael Key

The 50-year-old comedian, who was born and raised in Southfield, is no stranger to sketch comedy. He's a former student of the Second City Detroit and a founder of Hamtramck's Planet Ant Theatre, and a former star of Fox's "SNL" rival "MADtv" and Comedy Central's "Key & Peele." 

Reacting to the announcement on Twitter, Key wrote, "Dreams do come true." 

Key was most recently seen in the Netflix musical comedy "The Prom" and in the  holiday-themed "Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey." This summer he lends his voice to the fourth "Hotel Transylvania" film, titled "Hotel Transylvania: Transformania." 

Appearing alongside Key as musical guest is "Driver's License" singer Olivia Rodrigo. 

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