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Lena Dunham of 'Girls' to host 'SNL' for the first time

02/25/2014 by Joseph Apodaca

Lena Dunham is set to take her humor to the iconic "Saturday Night Live" stage.

The long-running comedy show announced on its official Twitter account on Feb. 25 that Dunham, who stars on the HBO series "Girls," will host the show's March 8 episode, along with musical guest The National. This will mark the first time the actress has hosted "SNL."

Dunham also took to Twitter to express her excitement over her hosting duties, saying, "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'!"

Dunham has starred on HBO's Emmy-nominated "Girls" since 2012. She also serves as the show's creator and has written several episodes over the course of three seasons. In 2013, Dunham won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy. The show also won Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy.

(Pictured above: Lena Dunham appears at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, California on Jan. 12, 2014. Click on the image to watch the video.)

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