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Drake is showing off his acting chops ahead of his appearance on this weekend's "Saturday Night Live." 

In a promotional video for the gig, "Drizzy" showed "SNL" cast member Bobby Moynihan how he used to play serious scenes on the Canadian show "Degrassi."  

When NBC's sketch comedy show returns from its holiday break Saturday, Drake will serve as both the host and musical guest.  The rapper previously took the stage as the musical guest in 2011.  During that appearance he showed up in several sketches. 

Saturday's episode will also feature "SNL's" newest cast member, comedian Sasheer Zamata.  Trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York, Zamata is the first black female cast member to join "SNL" since Maya Rudolph left the series in 2007.  

Check out Drake's SNL promo below!