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Girls creator and actress Lena Dunham poses on the red carpet at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

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."

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Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio appear on Saturday Night Live on Jan. 25, 2014. - Provided courtesy of NBC

Jonah Hill hosted "Saturday Night Live" for a third time on Jan. 25 and the Oscar-nominee's "Wolf of Wall Street" co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio, made a surprise appearance on the show during Hill's opening monologue. Video of the moment can be seen below.

Hill was talking about being an Oscar-nominated actor when several cast members, including Taran Killam pretending to be Brad Pitt, interrupted him to ask him what it was like working with Leonardo DiCaprio.


"Saturday Night Live" head writer Colin Jost has been named the new co-anchor for "Weekend Update."

"Big congrats to our head writer, @TheColinJost, who will join @cecilybecily at the @SNLUpdate desk as @sethmeyers' successor!! #SNL," a tweet from the official "Saturday Night Live" Twitter account on Thursday, Jan. 23 reads.

Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon appear on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on March 11, 2013. - Provided courtesy of Lloyd Bishop/NBC

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake will be at it again on "Saturday Night Live" soon.

It was announced on Nov. 21 that Fallon, a former cast member on the late night sketch show, will host "Saturday Night Live" for a second time on Dec. 21.

Tina Fey appears outside The Late Show With David Letterman on Aug. 21, 2013. - Provided courtesy of Humberto Carreno/startraksphoto.com

Tina Fey is one step closer to joining the "Saturday Night Live" Five-Timers Club.

The former "SNL" head writer will head back to studio 8H to host the show's 39th season premiere on Sept. 28. The musical guest will be the Grammy-winning band Arcade Fire, NBC announced on Sept. 9. It will mark Fey's fourth time as host since she left the show in 2006 to work on "30 Rock."

Melissa McCarthy appears on the April 6, 2013 episode of Saturday Night Live. - Provided courtesy of NBC

Melissa McCarthy brought the funny as host -- for the second time -- on the April 6 episode of "Saturday Night Live."

The show's opening monologue showcased the 42-year-old starlet wobbling her way on stage in some very high heels. After grasping a chair to help keep her balance, and admitting that she hadn't practiced walking in the platfor shoes, the "Identity Thief" starlet came tumbling down as a part of the funny opening sketch.

Justin Timberlake appears on the March 9, 2013 episode of Saturday Night Live. - Provided courtesy of NBC

Justin Timberlake brought the funny as host -- for the fifth time -- on the March 9 episode of "Saturday Night Live."

The 32-year-old actor's opening monologue, which showed him getting inducted into the "Five Timers Club," featured guest appearances by esteemed actors Dan Akroyd, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Tom Hanks, Candice Bergen, Alec Baldwin and Paul Simon. The talented bunch offered up some laughs and special moments -- such as Short engaging in the "Three Amigos" salute -- and got the show off to a promising start.

Christoph Waltz appears on the February 17, 2013 episode of Saturday Night Live. - Provided courtesy of NBC

Christoph Waltz brought the funny on the February 17 episode of "Saturday Night Live."

The 56-year-old star, who is nominated for an Oscar for his role as Dr. Schultz in "Django Unchained," appeared on the sketch comedy show and assured fans that he does in fact have a comedic side.

Jennifer Lawrence appears on the January 19, 2013 episode of Saturday Night Live. - Provided courtesy of NBC

Jennifer Lawrence showed off her competitive side on the January 19 episode of "Saturday Night Live."

The Oscar-nominated starlet, who recently won a Golden Globe for Best Actress, appeared on the sketch comedy show to poke fun at her Academy Awards competition in her opening monologue, saying: "Ladies, I love you all, but you're about to get served."

Justin Bieber performs on Dick Clarks New Years Rockin Eve With Ryan Seacrest on December 31, 2012. - Provided courtesy of ABC/MICHAEL DESMOND

Justin Bieber is set to make his debut as a "Saturday Night Live" host on February 9.

The 18-year-old singing sensation will also perform on the episode, according to the announcement by NBC on Wednesday, January 9. He is on to promote his new album "Believe Acoustic" which goes on sale on January 29.

The New York City Childrens Chorus appears on Saturday Night Live on December 15, 2012. - Provided courtesy of NBC

The December 15 episode of "Saturday Night Live" featured a tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

The New York City Children's Chorus performed "Silent Night" during the show's opening, which is typically reserved for a sketch. The performance can be seen below. The host for the night was Martin Short.

Anne Hathaway appears in an interview on the Ellen DeGeneres show on December 17, 2012. - Provided courtesy of NBC

Anne Hathaway spoke out about her recent Katie Holmes impression, saying that while she hasn't heard from Holmes since the skit aired, it was all done out of love.

In November 2012, Hathaway returned to famed sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Live" for her second hosting gig, reprising her Holmes impression for a skit that parodied "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" with cast member Kate McKinnon doing an impression of DeGeneres. Hathaway's Holmes appeared to promote the actress' new Broadway show "Dead Accounts."

Samuel L. Jackson appears on Saturday Night Live on December 15, 2012. - Provided courtesy of NBC

Samuel L. Jackson gave Kenan Thompson a reason to be nervous during the December 15 episode of "Saturday Night Live" when the actor nearly said two expletives during the live broadcast.

However, the actor explained on Twitter on Saturday that he did not drop the "F-bomb" on the show.

Jamie Foxx appears in a scene from the December 8 episode of Saturday Night Live. - Provided courtesy of NBC

Jamie Foxx hosted "Saturday Night Live" on Saturday, December 8, channeling his funny side to play Tyler Perry and a human snack cake... yes, a snack cake.

Foxx, 44, hosted the NBC sketch comedy series almost 13 years after his initial hosting gig, which was in 2000. The actor, singer-songwriter and stand-up comedian portrayed a number of interesting characters, including a former porn star and a sassy bailiff, as well as putting his singing skills on display.

Anne Hathaway appears in promotional photos for Saturday Night Live on November 10, 2012. - Provided courtesy of NBC

Anne Hathaway returned to the "Saturday Night Live" stage for a third time to host the show on November 10 and reprised her Katie Holmes impression, poked fun at "Homeland" and even showed off her singing chops with a parody of her upcoming film "Les Miserables" during her opening monologue.

In the film, which is due out on December 25, Hathaway plays Fantine, a mother who sacrifices everything for her only child Cosette. Hathaway's monologue was a parody of the musical's song "One Day More" and featured most of the show's cast.


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