Lena Dunham To Host 'SNL' As The National Make Their Musical Debut

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Lena Dunham will host the second episode of the new season of Saturday Night Live, which will be broadcast on the 8th March, according to Deadline. The Girls creator will be making her hosting debut on the comedy entertainment show during the same episode that Brooklyn rockers The National are set to also grace SNL for the first time.

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Lena Dunham Will Host 'SNL' On The 8th March.

SNL has parodied Lena Dunham's HBO comedy before, in the memorable skit where Tina Fey plays a new girl from Albania in a send-up of the core characters' entitled lives. Now Lena will in turn make her mark on the show after having called the hilarious SNL parody of Girls "a true honor."

Now in the midst of its third season, the Golden Globe-awarded New York City comedy is reportedly partially based on the real-life experiences of Dunham so it will be interesting to see whether this aspect will be reflected in the SNL gags when she hosts.

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The 'Girls' Star Loved The Tina Fey Send Up Of Her Show.

During an interview last week, Lena spoke out about her experience of having been the subject of a media campaign to track down un-airbrushed photos of her after she featured in a Vogue magazine shoot. Feminist blog Jezebel offered $10,000 for the unedited snaps but were left with egg on their face after it emerged that Lena's Vogue photos had barely been photoshopped at all.

"They made such a monumental error in their approach to feminism.It felt gross," Dunham said of the blog's approach to her Annie Leibovitz photoshoot. "It was this weird almost political maneuvering that I just had a lot of trouble respecting," the writer added.

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Jim Parsons Will Host 'SNL' When The Show Returns On The 1st March.

Saturday Night Live will return on the 1st March and will be hosted by the Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons with Beck providing the musical entertainment.


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Art Faucett

dunham, yuck. Fat,Gross, yellow teeth. I just threw up in my mouth

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