Comic legends such as Steve Martin, John Goodman and Joan Rivers have hosted “Saturday Night Live” over the variety show’s 39 seasons, and on March 8, there will be yet another hosting milestone: the voice of the generation will take center stage. Or at least a voice of a generation.
The musical guest for the week is Grammy-nominated The National, also making their debut on the show.
Though Dunham herself hasn’t actually appeared on “SNL” before, she was recently parodied on the show. Cast alum Tina Fey hosted the season opener of “SNL” this year, acting in a sketch spoofing Dunham’s “Girls,” with newcomer Noel Wells playing Dunham’s part, and Fey as Blerta, a girl who’s seen a little more than the wide-eyed youngins of the show.
Dunham, in a tweet, called the razzing a “true honor.”
Today, Dunham tweeted her excitement about being asked to host, and even shared a character she has in mind for the big night.
Thank you for the SNL love. Dream come true. Can't wait to debut my character "girl who googled serial killers all night & has lots to say"!
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) February 25, 2014