Lena Dunham to Host ‘SNL’ With Musical Guest The National

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“Saturday Night Live” returns from hiatus this weekend with host Jim Parsons and musical guest Beck

Lena Dunham, creator, writer and star of HBO’s “Girls,” will make her “Saturday Night Live” hosting debut on March 8 with musical guest The National.

The appearance will also mark The National’s their first time on the long-running sketch comedy show. The band’s most recent album, “Trouble Will Find Me,” received a 2014 Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Album and their documentary “Mistaken For Strangers” hits theaters during last week of March.

“SNL” returns this Saturday with host Jim Parsons and musical guest Beck.

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With the departure of Seth Meyers‘ for NBC’s “Late Night,” the March 1 “SNL” will also mark the debut of head writer Colin Jost as new “Weekend Update” co-anchor. Jost will join Cecily Strong — who worked the popular fake news segment with Meyers this season — behind the desk.

Meyer’s debuted on “Late Night” last night with the series’ top-rated Monday in 9 years, according to an early metric.

“Saturday Night Live” is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.