Don Cheadle has faced challenges on screen as one of the Avengers. This week he gets a new one on the “Saturday Night Live” stage.
Oscar-nominated as a dramatic actor, Cheadle’s comedy chops brought a Golden Globe for Showtime’s “House of lies,” and he’s out for more cable laughs as a coked-up Wall Street broker in “Black Monday.”
“You’ve seen peaks and glimpses, but it’s nice to have this concentrated comedy moment to let it all hang out,” he says of his SNL gig.
“This is like nothing else,” he adds. “It’s a week of concentrated sketches after sketch, rewriting, throw those out, do new stuff.”
Also making his “Saturday Night Live” debut is musical guest Gary Clark, Jr.
Clark’s fifth album, “This Land”, drops later this month, and SNL provides a major showcase for it.
“I am not beyond getting nervous,” he laughs, “My stomach is kind of messed up right now.”