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Aziz Ansari to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’

Aziz Ansari will host the Jan. 21 episode of “Saturday Night Live,” NBC announced Tuesday. The creator and star of Netflix’s “Master of None” will be joined by musical guest Big Sean. The episode will mark the “Saturday Night Live” debuts for both Ansari and Big Sean.

“Master of None” is set to debut its second season on Netflix later this season. Ansari and fellow executive producer and showrunner Alan Yang won a Primetime Emmy award last year for outstanding writing in a comedy series for their work on the show. Ansari is also an alum of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.”

Big Sean’s new album, “I Decided,” is scheduled to be released Feb. 3.

“Saturday Night Live” returns from hiatus Jan. 14 with a new episode hosted by “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” star Felicity Jones. She will be joined by musical guest Sturgill Simpson.

The most recent new episode of “Saturday Night Live” aired Dec. 17. That episode was hosted by “Manchester by the Sea” star Casey Affleck with musical guest Chance the Rapper.

Lorne Michaels is the executive producer of “Saturday Night Live.” The long-running sketch-comedy franchise, currently in its 42nd season on NBC, is produced by Michaels’ company Broadway Video.

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