“I auditioned for this show twice," Glover told the audience. "That’s not a joke, I’m just still pissed.” Ultimately, it seems his career seems to have worked out well enough.
Glover may be the busiest man in the business. Aside from being the creator, star, producer, music supervisor/executive music producer, and sometimes director of the television series Atlanta, he has taken the role of a young Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story, which hits theaters May 25.
On the music side, Childish Gambino just announced a batch of new tour dates with Vince Staples. On Wednesday, it was announced that Childish Gambino had inked a deal with Kobalt Music publishing company, joining the likes of 50 Cent, Mike Will Made-It, and Zayn.
Glover is not the first person whose musical alter ego performed in SNL. Garth Brooks played as Chris Gaines, his weird rocker persona created for a film that never ended up getting made, back in 1999.