Lena Dunham Set to Host Saturday Night Live For the First Time

The Girls creator and star will host the NBC sketchy comedy series' March 8 episode with musical guest The National

By Tierney Bricker Feb 25, 2014 4:26 PMTags
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Prepare for a whole lot of naked jokes and Girls parodies!

Lena Dunham, creator and star of HBO's hit series Girls, has been tapped to host Saturday Night Live for the first time, NBC announced on Tuesday. Dunham will make her hosting debut on Saturday, March 8, with musical guest The National.

Girls is currently midway through its third season, with a new episode airing on Sunday, March 9, so you'll have the best Lena Dunham double feature ever to look forward to that weekend. Double the Dunham, double the funny!

"Thank you for the SNL love. Dream come true," Dunham tweeted of her hosting debut. "Can't wait to debut my character "girl who googled serial killers all night & has lots to say"!"

She then tweeted two of SNL's castmembers, saying, "ps @aidybryant @thesheertruth all the ladies of SNL I am cumming 4 u."

Is it March 8 yet?!

SNL hilariously parodied Girls in the Season 39 premiere when Tina Fey hosted and played an Albanian girl named Alberta, who moves to Brooklyn and starts giving advice to Girls' four girls. Noël Wells, in particular, totally nailed her Dunham impression, so here's hoping we get to see the ladies have a Hannah-off.

Of course, Dunham watched the parody at Mindy Kaling's house and tweeted her thoughts. "The SNL parody of Girls was a true honor," she wrote, later adding, "Very excited about the current lineup of SNL ladies. They are funny like whoa."

Kaling tweeted, "Watching @lenadunham enjoy Blerta on #snl's #girls in my living room."

Saturday Night Live returns March 1 with The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons acting as host and musical guest Beck.

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