Even if one can’t see it, Issa Rae and Justin Bieber are all smiles ahead of their Saturday Night Live gigs. In the teaser for the upcoming SNL episode, the Insecure star dons a vibrant lime green dress and one of the most à la mode accessories for these odd times: a face mask.
A smiling Rae sports a transparent face shield and excitedly greets her guests. First she introduces herself as this week’s host and then gestures to Bieber as the musical guest. The Lovebirds star will make her SNL debut Saturday night as Bieber returns to Studio 8H as a musical guest for the third time.
“You can’t see it under the mask, but I have a big ol’ smile on my face,” Bieber, wearing a yellow face covering, tells Rae.
“I can’t see it but I can feel it,” Rae reassures the “Yummy” singer.
Rae will be the third host of the 46th season, following Bill Burr and Chris Rock. So far season 46 of Saturday Night Live has seen Bill Burr turn heads with his opening monologue about cancel culture and also featured Megan Thee Stallion calling for justice for Breonna Taylor.
Saturday Night Live will air on NBC at 8:30 p.m. PT.