'Master of None' star will make his SNL hosting debut on January 21.
Comedian Aziz Ansari is set to make his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live later this month.
It was announced Tuesday that the creator and star of Master of None will take up hosting duties on the January 21 episode of NBC's hallowed sketch comedy institution, joined by musical guest Big Sean.
Well, it's about time.
There have been only two hosts of Asian descent — Jackie Chan and Lucy Liu, both back in 2000 — in Saturday Night Live's 42-year history. Ansari will be the third, and the first ever host of South Asian descent.